Before the mass production of pharmaceuticals gained momentum and changed the industry, most medications were created for patients in a more individualized manner. While mass production brought convenience to the supply side of things, it took away some of the benefit that came with tailoring prescription medications to the individual patient’s needs. In the following infographic, CareFirst Specialty Pharmacy lays out a timeline that touches on the history of compounding medicine, along with statistics and data related to prescriptions across the United States.

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What is Compounding Medicine?

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