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Keystone Pharmacy Expands, Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Fueled by strong demand for its compounded medications, Keystone Pharmacy is putting the finishing touches on a significant expansion of its Grand Rapids store – just in time for its 10th anniversary.

 
PRLog - Oct. 5, 2011 - Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 5, 2011 – Fueled by strong demand for its compounded medications, Keystone Pharmacy is putting the finishing touches on a significant expansion of its Grand Rapids store – just in time for its 10th anniversary.

The locally owned, full-service pharmacy will celebrate its anniversary and the grand “re-opening” of its store at 4201 Cascade Road SE on Wednesday, Nov 2.  The new store, which has increased square footage by 62 percent, will feature:
•   A new, state-of-the-art sterile compounding laboratory for the preparation of customized sterile medications, including injectibles, surgical preparations, fertility treatments, eye drops and ointments, and inhalations
•   An expanded lab – nearly tripled in size – for compounded medications for people and their pets
•   A new seminar room that will allow Keystone to host lunch-and-learn programs for patients and educational seminars for physicians
•   Two new private consultation rooms where patients can meet with a registered pharmacist to discuss pain management, functional medicine and hormone therapy
•   A new, dedicated immunization room that provides a discreet and comfortable environment to enhance the patient experience, particularly for overseas travelers who need hard-to-find immunizations and medications

“Keystone is extremely pleased to be celebrating our 10th anniversary in West Michigan by unveiling our expanded store,” said David J. Miller, chief formulation scientist and co-owner.  “We opened our doors a decade ago with a strong commitment to providing individualized medication solutions, and this formula continues to resonate with our patients.  We have grown nine-fold over that time and are continuing to grow.  

“We have made a significant investment to enhance our labs in order to meet increasing demand for our compounded medications.  We look forward to continuing to add new products and services so that we can better serve our patients – whether they are on two legs or four.”

Unlike most commercial pharmacies, Keystone utilizes specially trained pharmacists to compound medications, preparing them specifically for individual patients based on a prescription from a physician.

Physicians turn to compounded medications for many reasons – their patients may be allergic to an ingredient in a manufactured drug, may need a smaller dosage than commercially available or may require a different delivery system, such as a cream, spray, suppository or lozenge.  Physicians and patients also rely on compounded medication when commercially available medications are discontinued.

Keystone compounds medications for many purposes, including pain management and palliative care, cancer treatments, hospice, ophthalmological applications, hormone replacement therapy, wound management, skin conditions and others.  The pharmacy also understands the challenges of providing medications to children with autism, working closely with parents to individualize an acceptable dosage and delivery system.

Keystone is accredited by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board, which ensures that the ingredients used are of highest level of purity available and its facilities meet the strictest standards for safety and cleanliness.  One of the few accredited compounding pharmacies in the state, Keystone Pharmacy is part of a broader network of compounding experts in West Michigan that includes Portage Pharmacy and Kalamazoo Center for Medical Science.

About Keystone Pharmacy
Founded 10 years ago with a commitment to providing individualized medication solutions, Keystone Pharmacy is a locally owned, full-service pharmacy with a strong expertise in compounding.  In its new, larger, state-of-the-art facility, Keystone pharmacists compound medications for many purposes, including pain management and palliative care, cancer treatments, hospice, ophthalmological applications, hormone replacement therapy, wound management, skin conditions and others.  For more information, go to www.keystonerx.com or visit us on Facebook.

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