SWEDESBORO, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Please replace the caption for release dated August 17, 2015, with the accompanying corrected caption.
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WEDGEWOOD PHARMACY WELCOMES NEW JERSEY DIGNITARIES
Wedgewood Pharmacy, one of the largest compounding pharmacies in the U.S., welcomed several New Jersey dignitaries to its compounding pharmacy and office facilities in Swedesboro last week.
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D); Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D), assistant majority leader, chair of the Appropriations Committee and vice chair of the Budget Committee; and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro (D), a member of the Agriculture & Natural Resources and Education Committees, toured the company, hosted by Lucy Malmberg, R.Ph., F.A.C.A., F.A.C.V.P., chief executive officer, Wedgewood Pharmacy, and Marcy Bliss, president, Wedgewood Pharmacy.
Sweeney represents New Jersey’s Third Legislative District, which includes 33 townships in Salem, Gloucester and Cumberland Counties.
Burzichelli has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2003, where he represents the Third Legislative District. He also has been the mayor of Paulsboro, New Jersey, since 1996, a position he holds simultaneously with his role in the state legislature.
Taliaferro, representing the Third Legislative District, also is employed as a policy analyst for Bristol-Meyers Squibb (Cherry Hill, N.J.), is a trustee of Penn State University, and is a motivational speaker.
Malmberg said, “Wedgewood Pharmacy employs more than 265 people in Southern New Jersey and serves tens of thousands of physicians, patients, veterinarians, pet owners and their pets throughout the United States. It’s very important that we show the people who shape the legislation and regulation that can affect our business exactly how we contribute to our community, our pharmacy profession and our clients.”
Wedgewood Pharmacy is a compounding pharmacy, which makes customized medications for people and their pets. Compounded medications are prescriptions that are written by physicians, veterinarians and other legally authorized prescribers and prepared for an individual patient by a specially trained pharmacist. Bliss added, “Compounding is an integral part of the practice of pharmacy, and the demand for these customized medications increases every year, particularly in our specialty within animal health.”
ABOUT WEDGEWOOD PHARMACY
George (late) and Lucy Malmberg, both pharmacists, purchased Wedgewood Pharmacy in 1981; the pharmacy was founded in 1980. In its 35-year history, the company has grown from a local community pharmacy to become one of the largest compounding pharmacies in the United States, serving tens of thousands of prescribers throughout the U.S. with customized animal-health and human-health prescriptions every year. A compounding pharmacy creates customized medications for individual patients in response to a licensed practitioner’s prescription. The company is located in Swedesboro, N.J., and licensed throughout the United States.
Wedgewood Pharmacy is a PCAB®-Accredited compounding pharmacy, demonstrating that it meets the highest standards of quality and safety. Wedgewood Pharmacy was the first pharmacy in the Philadelphia area to earn this accreditation. PCAB was established in 2007 by eight of the nation’s leading pharmacy organizations to create a voluntary quality-accreditation designation for the compounding industry. Wedgewood Pharmacy was re-accredited in January 2015.