January 15th, 2021

New regulations don’t benefit consumer

By Letter to the Editor on February 21, 2020.

For several years now, my local pharmacist has made to prescription a cream that I apply to my feet. A few days ago I learned that he was no longer allowed to do this as all “compounding” had to be done in a Calgary pharmacy.

Accordingly, my latest batch of cream was made up there and returned in an oversize pot, costing three times as much as when my own pharmacist did the work and it was of much poorer quality than usual, resembling cart grease.

I am at a loss to understand how these new regulations benefit me and why they have been deemed necessary.

David Amies


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You need to do your homework, David. There is a compounding pharmacy right in Lethbridge and your pharmacist knows full well that it exists. Take your prescription to Gail’s Apothecary on 13 Street and 5th Avenue North. They do wonderful work there.


point taken that too often, govt complicates and undermines transparency and efficiency.