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Author(s):  Prince Shelly J

Issue:  May/Jun 2001 - The Business of Compounding
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Abstract:  The reader is shown how to perform the calculations for three problems. The first concerns a formula for Coal Tar Ointment USP and shows how to calculate the cost of preparing 1 lb of the ointment. The second shows how to calculate the amount of money you would save a customer by providing a 10-mg capsule of Altace for once-a-day administration compared to providing a 5-mg capsule for twice-daily administration. The third shows how to calculate the number of prescriptions one would need to dispense to break even if a pharmacy is open for business an average of 5.5 days per week.

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