Frequently Asked Questions

The Association of Compounding Pharmacists of Canada was created to inform the public and serve the member pharmacies of our association.

Where can I find a compounding pharmacy closest to me?

Using this website, you can search for a compounding pharmacy offering the specialty service you need. Click here to find a compounding pharmacy near you.

I am a person living in the United States. Do you have a recommendation for a Canadian pharmacy to compound my prescriptions for me?

No. Canadian Federal law requires that a prescription be written by a practitioner licensed to practice in a province or territory of Canada. Please refer to one of the following US based organizations and search for a compounding pharmacy closest to your zip code.

I am a pharmacist in Canada. Where do I go to start a compounding pharmacy or become a compounding pharmacist?

Proper training is essential to becoming a compounding pharmacist. We recommend you search out a comprehensive training program from either Professional Compounding Centres of America (PCCA) at 1-800-668-9453 or LP3 Network at 1-844-408-9453. You should also contact your provincial College of Pharmacy to get a comprehensive guideline to opening a compounding pharmacy and for preparing compounded medications.

Can you tell me how I can get bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) does require a prescription from a Canadian physician to be dispensed in Canada. Please contact the member pharmacy of ACPC closest to your location and they may be able to provide you the BHRT information that you require. You will notice that certain members of the ACPC have the letter “H” beside their pharmacy on our website. These pharmacies specialize in hormone therapy.