Wedgewood Pharmacy Welcomes N.J. Senator Dr. Jeff Van Drew

SWEDESBORO, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CompoundingPharmacyWedgewood
Pharmacy
, one of the largest compounding pharmacies in the U.S.,
welcomed New Jersey State Senator Dr. Jeff Van Drew (D-1) to its
pharmacy in Swedesboro yesterday. Van Drew toured the state-of-the art
facilities, meeting with company executives and constituents to discuss
the unique and critical role compounding plays in human and animal
medicine, and the Congressional intent that it remain a state-licensed
practice.

Van Drew, a dentist, has represented the First Legislative District of
New Jersey since 2008 in the New Jersey State Senate and as a member of
the General Assembly from 2002–2008. He has held public offices in the
state since 1983. For the 2018-19 Senate session, he serves on the
Community and Urban Affairs Committee (as chair), the Military and
Veterans’ Affairs (as vice-chair), the Joint Committee on Housing
Affordability and the Intergovernmental Relations Commission. In 2008,
he sponsored the Fair Market Drug Pricing Act to establish the New
Jersey Rx Card Program to reduce prescription drug prices.
Van Drew has declared his candidacy for the United States House of
Representatives in the Second Congressional District.

Van Drew said, “My top priority in Congress will be to find ways to
bring economic opportunities and good jobs to South Jersey.”

He continued, “It’s important that I know the top employers in the
region, such as Wedgewood Pharmacy, to understand how they have been
successful on a national scale, and how we as lawmakers can support
their success in terms of the tax structure, health insurance system and
trade policies.”

Marcy A. Bliss, president and CEO of the company, added, “As a dentist,
Dr. Van Drew understands the unique and critical role that compounding
pharmacies like ours play in the healthcare system.”

She added, “Our profession is not always understood in state capitols
and in Washington. We greatly appreciated his visit to become familiar
with how compounding is done at the highest levels of quality, safety
and efficiency so he can be an effective voice for us.”

Wedgewood Pharmacy makes customized medications for people and their
pets when FDA–manufactured drugs cannot meet their needs. Compounded
medications are prescriptions and medication orders that are written by
physicians, veterinarians and other legally authorized prescribers, and
prepared by specially trained pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Compounded medications are created and prepared by specially trained
pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in state-of-the-art, accredited
facilities. These medications are prescribed and dispensed under orders
written by doctors and veterinarians.

About Wedgewood Pharmacy

In its 37 years, Wedgewood Pharmacy has grown from a local community
pharmacy to become one of the largest human- and animal-health
compounding pharmacies in the United States; it is the leading pharmacy
in animal health. Wedgewood Pharmacy serves more than 40,000 prescribers
and hundreds of thousands of patients throughout the U.S. every year
with animal-health and human-health prescriptions.

George (late) and Lucy Malmberg, both pharmacists, purchased Wedgewood
Pharmacy in 1981; the pharmacy was founded in 1980. In June 2016,
Chicago-based New Harbor Capital became the majority owner of the
company.

Wedgewood Pharmacy is accredited by the Pharmacy Compounding
Accreditation Board (PCAB®) for compliance with PCAB pharmacy
compounding accreditation standards. PCAB was formed by eight of the
nation’s leading pharmacy associations and is a service of Accreditation
Commission for Health Care. As a third-party accreditation organization,
PCAB has developed the highest national standards against which
providers are measured to illustrate their ability to effectively and
efficiently deliver quality compounded medications to consumers. The
company employs more than 300 people in its state-of-the-art compounding
pharmacy in Swedesboro, N.J.

Contacts

Wedgewood Pharmacy
Marcy Bliss, 856-832-1303
President and CEO
MBliss@WedgewoodPharmacy.com
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