1. December 27, 2023

    Barbie plays fast and loose with safety

    It wouldn’t be 2023 without at least one Barbie story related (sort of) to pharmacy. You’re welcome.

    A study out of Indiana University — published in the BMJ — looked at the medical professions Barbie has held and found some serious shortcomings.

    For one thing, she’s never been a pharmacist, although she has been various types of physician (including an ophthalmologist three times), nurse, dentist, and paramedic. She’s almost always adult and female*, and she’s usually white.

    But perhaps most shockingly…

    [N]o doll fully met professional safety standards for their respective fields. For example, 98% of the Barbie brand doctor dolls came with stethoscopes, but only 4% had face masks and none had disposable gloves.

    It gets worse! More than two thirds of medical-pro Barbies…

    Read More
  2. December 20, 2023

    Revelation becomes inaugural diamond-tier sponsor of the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding

    Revelation Pharma is committed to pharmacy compounding, and it's put its support — and its money — where its blog is. The company is now one of the first three "diamond-level" corporate patrons of the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding.

    Revelation Pharma is one of the country's largest network of 503A and 503B compounding pharmacies. APC is the largest compounding-specific pharmacy advocacy organization in the U.S. It's a perfect match — good for patients and good for the profession.

    "Now more than ever compounding pharmacies, like those in the Revelation Pharma network, need the kind of support and advocacy that APC provides," said Revelation Pharma CEO Shawn Hodges. "So many patients rely on the personalized medicines only compounding pharmacists offer, it's critical that we advocate for them — and no one does that like APC."

    APC, which only began offering Diamond-level corporate patron packages for 2024, was obviously happy to

    Read More
  3. December 01, 2023

    Revelation Acquires Prospect Pharmacy's Compounding Business

    Tampa, FL – Revelation Pharma, a national network of compounding pharmacies, specializing in personalized medicine and
    compounding services, announces the successful acquisition of Kentucky’s Prospect Pharmacy's Compounding Book of
    Business. This strategic move reinforces Revelation Pharma's commitment to expanding its reach and enhancing services in the
    compounding pharmacy division.

    The acquisition includes the transfer of all compounding patients and providers previously served by Prospect Pharmacy to one
    of Revelation Pharma's trusted pharmacies, PenCol Specialty Pharmacy. This transition ensures continuity of care and
    uninterrupted access to high-quality compounded medications for all former Prospect Pharmacy customers

    "We are thrilled to welcome former Prospect Pharmacy compounding patients and providers to the PenCol Specialty Pharmacy
    family," stated Shawn Hodges, CEO of Revelation Pharma. "Our continued goal is to provide exceptional

    Read More
  4. October 06, 2023

    IV nutrient therapy picks up where a normal diet leaves off

    Ever wonder why we can’t just get all our nutrients from the foods we eat?

    Unfortunately, the typical American diet is known for its excess sugars, saturated fat and sodium, while having a deficiency in the recommended fruits, vegetables, dairy and healthy oils (1). It’s referred to by dieticians and nutritionists as the Standard American Diet (this is often abbreviated as SAD, a fitting acronym).

    With our busy lifestyles, it is all too easy to reach for processed and fast food to fuel our bodies, which may leave us depleted of essential nutrients. But even if we have a perfect diet, that still doesn’t mean that our bodies can absorb all the necessary nutrients from our food due to poor digestion issues.  

    When we eat food, our bodies break it down into nutrients like vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. These nutrients are then absorbed from our gut into the bloodstream, where they are circulated throughout our bodies. The prevalence of digestive issues

    Read More