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What are the start up cost of a compounding pharmacy

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What are the start up cost of a compounding pharmacy

Depends on many factors. To list just a few: if you are not a licensed pharmacist, you will need to hire one; will you receive or pay for the pharmacist to revive training through the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB); and the cost will vary depending on where you practice, how much you advertise. At one time, PCAB use to provide a packet for interested parties. I would recommend you consult their website. There is also a fees and costs section posted on their website with a sliding annual scale based on prescription volume.

Their website is
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have been in business all my life and i understand all the various factors that can contribute to start up cost of a business. My question is; putting aside a location and employees what are the average start up cost for a compounding pharmacy, Inventory and equipment and annual salary for a pharmacist?

I see you have provided a poor rating. I am sorry the question was not answered to your satisfaction. In all honesty, there are simply too many factors involved to give you a specific expected setup cost (e.g. will you own or rent the building, square footage, area, etc.). I ask you reconsider the poor rating you provided. The link to the website provided DOES provide a cost based for being recognized as an accredited compounding facility based on prescription volume and, as a licensed pharmacy is subject to applicable state laws and fees which vary from state to state.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

OK lets start with inventory, how much of an investment is needed to stock a compound pharmacy??

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for assisting in answering my question. I am in the process of starting a compounding pharmacy and i wanted to know the basics star up cos, please give me some points of reference.



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While receiving some very good information earlier, let me offer to you some additional numbers for you to use in your research on looking at starting a compounding pharmacy.

1. Here is information from Live Oak Bank which lends to those in this industry. They put together a breakdown of costs of starting out new vs. purchasing an existing pharmacy:

2. You might also wish to review the buyers resource page given by the NCPA (National Community Pharmacists Association):
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