This could be very bad news, even for people outside of Ohio, as I have heard this pharmacy recommended on multiple internet forums. So a lot of people might be looking for a new source.
And this comes at exactly the time that I’m beginning to suspect that I might have a slight allergy to the normal cottonseed oil version…fuck. Hope it’s something else that I’m allergic to.
Ohio Compounding Pharmacy Fall Out from New England Compounding Center — How This Effects Trans Ohioians!
Over the last month, I’ve closely watched how the serious compounding issues at the New England Compounding Center could seriously effect the Ohio Trans community’s access to compounded products here in Ohio.
This week, the State of Ohio Pharmacy Board asked that Avella (formally known as The Apothecary Shop), cease compounding Testosterone Cypionate. This means that Avella will no longer be able to fill compounded Testosterone Cypionate prescriptions. If you have a documented allergy to the brand name of the Testosterone product, speak to your prescribing physician about how you can still get your compounded Testosterone prescription filled.
It is up to each State Pharmacy Board to address, or not address which products a Compounding pharmacy can compound or not compound. While as of today, Ohio is the only Board to ask a pharmacy to stop compounding a specific drug, it could continue to change state-by-state as fall out continues from New England
While this is unfortunate for as a community, there still are options for getting a compounded form of Testosterone Cypionate. I spoke with Strohecker’s Pharmacy in Portland, Oregon and they have not had the same directive from their State Pharmacy Board, and are currently compounding
Testosterone Cypionate 200mg/ml in a special sesame oil base. The cost is: $52.95 - 10ml vial plus $7.00 for shipping.
2855-A S.W. Patton Road
Portland OR, 97201
Tel: (503) 222-4822
Fax: (503) 222-4868
Current Testosterone prescriptions can be transferred to Strohecker’s. Call your prescribing doctor, and provide Strohecker’s contact information. You can also have your prescribing doctor FAX your script to Strohecker’s. Or, you can ask Strohecker’s to call Avella and have your RX transferred that way.
However (and wherever) you decide to move forward with your hormone therapy treatment, please be safe and wise about hormone use.
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