During our annual meeting this year, it was great to hear from some of our pharmacy leadership and refocus on our goals of making our services better every day. At IPS it is our goal to never stop improving and to continue creating real solutions that meet our clients’ and patients’ greatest needs. more
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
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.
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