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New Sterile Lab Passes Inspection at Johnson Compounding and Wellness Center

Jul 31, 2013 04:28PM

Following approval from the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy Inspectors, Johnson Compounding and Wellness Center (JCWC) has opened its newly renovated sterile laboratory, in Waltham.

The renovation provides additional space in which to safely prepare sterile compounds that contain hazardous ingredients, while reducing the risk of cross contamination. The renovated lab passed the state inspection, in June, and has been in constant use since then, according to JCWC Quality Assurance Officer Janelle Ogle. “It’s our job to ensure that people are receiving the highest level of quality compounds,” she says. “We’ve taken steps to ensure that the preparations we compound are safe and effective. Our staff is properly trained in compounding and aseptic techniques, our equipment is regularly inspected and certified, and we monitor our compounding environment daily.”

JCWC, an accredited compounding pharmacy, has been working to meet an increased demand from health practitioners and customers in the wake of a 2012 meningitis outbreak that led to the closure of several Massachusetts compounding pharmacies. “Sterile compounding is a vital and ever-changing field, and we are proud of the work we do to meet the demand for customized prescriptions,” says Ogle. “The addition of this negative pressure cleanroom allows us to better serve our patients and the community.”

In addition to the compounding pharmacy, the center features a full range of nutritional supplements, natural products, homeopathic remedies and home health care equipment. A naturopathic doctor is also on-site and available for consultations.

Location: Johnson Compounding and Wellness Center, 577 Main St., Waltham. For more information, call 781-893-3870 or visit

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