Today’s pharmacist primarily serves behind the scenes, as the supplier of prescription-only medications at a doctor’s request. This role was established in the early half of the twentieth century, with a boom in pre-manufactured medications and the creation of prescription-only drugs in 1951. But this was not always the case: throughout the nineteenth century druggists and apothecaries (the predecessors of today’s pharmacist) were an irreplaceable part of health care, offering custom-made medications and medical advice and consultations. more

Every year the corporate staff and pharmacists of IPS gather for our Annual Business Meeting and this year we made time during our 10 Year Celebration weekend for this year’s meeting. It is so important to us to stay connected with our employees all around the country and to stay united in our vision for the future. It was great to have members of the IPS team from across the country in one room to collaborate, share ideas, and get reconnected. more

This October, IPS celebrated its 10 year anniversary. We marked this important milestone with a special three-day celebration in San Antonio, Texas. Since our employee base is so spread out, serving in different facilities across the country, we don’t often have so much of the team in one room together, so it was great to welcome everyone to San Antonio and get a chance to catch up a little bit at the Welcome Reception before the weekend of fun began. more

On October 10 we celebrated the grand opening of our new corporate headquarters with a special reception. The new building represents not only where we’re going but who we are and how far we’ve come. We were so excited to share it with some of our amazing employees, members of the community, and special guests from Montgomery and across the country. more

On October 10 we were very excited to celebrate the grand opening of the new corporate headquarters of IPS, MMG, and NEP in Montgomery, AL. We commemorated the day with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. We were very happy to have many members of IPS, MMG, and NEP, along with guests from the community and across the country, here to celebrate this special occasion with us. more

IPS Compounded Pain Creams are designed to provide targeted, effective pain relief. But even more than that, we hope that our custom formulations will enable patients to get back to enjoying life and doing the things they love to do. more

All of our compounded medications begin with bases created specifically for compounded topical treatments. These unique products are designed to effectively deliver the customized formulation of ingredients selected by your physician and pharmacist, but they also provide some special qualities of their own. All of our Wound Care Creams contain PCCA Spira-Wash™ Gel, a base created to protect wounds and help them heal faster. One of the unique ingredients in Spira-Wash™ that can provide added healing properties is Meadowsweet Extract.

Meadowsweet is an herb native to Europe and the Middle East that has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries, but in the 1800s scientists began experimenting with extracting the salicin from Meadowsweet and converting it into salicylic acid, an effective pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, and fever reducer. By 1900, the Bayer company in Germany had fine-tuned this process and patented acetylsalicylic acid, calling it “aspirin.” The name was created by combining “acetyl” with “Spiraea ulmaria”—another name for Meadowsweet.

Along with the anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing qualities which made aspirin so effective, Meadowsweet also has antacid properties, useful in treating dyspepsia (indigestion), peptic ulcers, stomachaches, and other digestive maladies, and antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, making it ideal for treating and preventing infection.

The many properties of this unique natural ingredient make Meadowsweet an ideal addition to Spira-Wash™ and our Wound Care Creams.

For more information about Spira-Wash™ Gel and IPS Wound Care Creams, please visit the Wound Care Cream page.