Innovative Rx was simply a dream during Rachel’s time as an undergrad. At the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy, Rachel worked in a compounding pharmacy where her interest peaked in customized medicine. After school, Rachel spent years as a clinical pharmacist, where she garnered experience and knowledge to help put her plan into motion. Kearney, Nebraska, had a unique need for personalized medication, and Rachel recognized the community’s need for healthcare options. As a result, Rachel opened the doors of Innovative Rx Compounding Pharmacy in September 2019. Since then, her team has grown to eight employees, and she’s been locally and nationally recognized, most recently as Nebraska Small Business Person of the Year.
The Lab | Technician Feature
Have you ever wondered how we compound your prescription or what goes in the lab while making your prescriptions? As one of the technicians at Innovative Rx, a considerable part of my role is working in the lab and manipulating raw chemicals into a safe form for patient use under the direction of the pharmacist.
All the technicians at Innovative Rx are well-versed in compounding capsules, creams/ointments, suspension, suppositories, and more. When we receive a prescription, the first step is making a formula. Then, like a recipe, the pharmacist builds a formula confirming all calculations before making the prescription. Once in the lab, we combine all the active ingredients, stabilizers, and bases needed to make the prescription and then accurately weigh the necessary chemicals. After preparing the drug, the pharmacist will make a final check on the accuracy and quality of the product and then it’s packaged and ready for you!
My favorite compounds to make in the lab are anything that is flavored like troches, suspensions, and lollipops. I love creating new flavor combinations that work to hide the taste of the specific drug.
Professional Grade Supplements
We carry all-natural professional grade supplements in house at Innovative Rx. If you aren’t sure what you need or what might work best for you, schedule a consult and we can help you find what fits your needs!