SWEDESBORO, New Jersey--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wedgewood Pharmacy, one of the largest compounding pharmacies in the U.S., welcomed several New Jersey dignitaries to its compounding laboratory and office facilities in Swedesboro during May.
On May 7, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and members of his staff toured the company, hosted by Lucy Malmberg, R.Ph., F.A.C.A., F.A.C.V.P., chief executive officer and Marcy Bliss, president. Congressman Norcross is a member of the 113th Congress and represents New Jersey’s First Congressional District, which includes portions of Camden, Gloucester and Burlington Counties. He previously served in both the New Jersey General Assembly and State Senate where he developed a reputation as an effective, bipartisan reformer.
On May 11, Michele Siekerka, Esq., president, and Frank Robinson, first vice president Grassroots and Government Affairs of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, also toured the Wedgewood Pharmacy facilities. The NJBIA is the nation’s largest employer association representing more than 20,000 member companies and 1.1 million employees in New Jersey.
On May 27, U.S. Congressman Frank Lobiondo (R-NJ) and members of his staff also toured the company. Congressman Lobiondo is a member of the 113th Congress and represents New Jersey’s Second Congressional District, which includes eight counties and 92 municipalities throughout the state. Starting with his election to the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1984, he has served South Jersey on the county, state and federal levels ever since, including in the New Jersey General Assembly. He has been a member of the U.S. Congress since 1994.
Malmberg noted, “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. Since Congressman Norcross visited our facilities, he has joined the bi-partisan Veterinary Medicine Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.”
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, NJ 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.