Owners Jeni Diekman and Ann Touchard believe that the best healthcare outcomes result from a close working relationship with the floor's doctors, other health professionals and patients. Fresh Therapeutics is developing close ties with the Pharmacy Department at Sydney University, offering training for undergraduate pharmacy students and research opportunities for post graduate students in areas such as bio-identical hormone replacement and dosage form efficacy.
Jeni and Ann's team of passionate, caring and customer focussed pharmacists is keen to solve therapeutic problems in consultation with prescribers and patients through review of medication histories or preparation of customised medications that better suit the patient's circumstances. For instance, freshly compounding drugs without preservatives for allergic patients; flavouring unpalatable drugs; making up medications no longer available in Australia; and preparing slow release formulations.
Prescribers can also consider different dosage forms such as transdermal patches, troches, sub-lingual drops or rapid dissolve tablets for those drugs with significant first pass effect. Other novel dosage forms include medicated lollipops and rectal "rockets".
Fresh Therapeutics provides the full range of services expected within a medical centre environment; is a stockist of hard to get drugs; makes available its drug information resources; and relishes the challenges that are ever-present in a problem solving compounding practice.