Our Culture and Professional Affiliations

We’re an innovative and successful pharmacy services organization whose employees pride themselves on their professionalism and knowledge, and on being a positive force in a patient’s life by supporting their journey to sustained health and wellness.

Your Partner in Patient Care

Mega Aid encourages its employees to be responsive, caring, and informative in all of their interactions with physicians and patients.  Our people understand that a small act of kindness, or going the extra mile to help a patient, can really make a difference in how they feel.  Thus, our pharmacists and patient care specialists know that every conversation with a patient or a concerned family member matters, and we try to “bring them some goodness,” however we may.  Because we want patients to know they can count on us, and that we’re here for them especially when they’re troubled or in need, we aspire on every call to make a patient really feel heard, to be fully responsive to their situation, and to put forth our best efforts to resolve any issue or address any question.

Our Mission and Objectives

KEY OBJECTIVES

Promote patient wellness, healing, and improved quality of life through knowledgeable clinical consulting services that drive patient adherence to their prescribed treatment program.

Collaborate with physicians and other healthcare providers to personalize our high quality compound formulations to address a patient’s medical history, treatment preferences, and clinical condition.

Provide physicians with on-line tools and patient adherence analytics that help them optimize their patient care and prescribed treatment plans.

Our team of pharmacy healthcare professionals know that their individual workplace performance and dedication to providing quality, professional care, directly contributes to Mega Aid fulfilling its mission of promoting patient wellness, collaborating with physicians, and driving patient adherence.

A Community Pharmacy for the Entire Region

The Mega Aid brand and its patient-services business model has caught the attention of many in the medical community, with physicians from an array of medical specialties, practice groups and hospitals making it their business to learn more about our company. In doing so, they have found:

  • A community pharmacy that offers physicians informative educational materials and lectures by practioners on available drug therapies and mechanisms of action
  • A knowledgeable, skilled and caring team of clinical professionals and patient services specialists, with a rock-solid reputation across the medical provider community
  • A “can-do” organization whose ubiquitous fleet of green and white smart-cars delivers prescriptions to every neighborhood across the five boroughs of New York City
  • A provider of customized compound therapies for their many patients, for whom a commercial drug regime is not the recommended course of treatment
  • A community pharmacy whose unique Patient Adherence Program is extraordinarily successful at getting individual patients to follow their prescribed treatment plan — taking medications as prescribed, in the right dosage, time of day, frequency and duration

While our New York City facilities are located in Brooklyn, we proudly serve physicians and patients in all five boroughs, southern Westchester County, western Long island, and Northern New Jersey.  Each month Mega Aid services some 30,000 patients and works with nearly 2,800 prescribing physicians.  A large number of these physicians are in a private practice, while also having an affiliation with one or more area hospitals, including the following:

  • Albert Einstein Hospital
  • Bellevue Hospital Center
  • Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
  • Coney Island Hospital
  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center
  • Forest Hills Hospital
  • Lincoln Medical Center
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Mount Sinai
  • N.Y.U. Langone Medical Center
  • Wyckoff Hospital
  • St. Barnabas
  • Bronx-Lebanon
  • Brooklyn Hospital
  • New York Methodist Hospital
  • New York Presbyterian
  • NYU Lutheran Medical Center
  • Queens Hospital Center
  • Richmond University Medical Center
  • Staten Island University Hospital
  • Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
Mega Aid Affiliated Pharmacy Education Institutions

Mega Aid recruits the best and brightest from some of the finest accredited pharmacy colleges and universities in the region.  We are pleased to maintain advisory relationships with faculty at a number of these institutions, and are proud to serve as a learning site for the pharmacy schools in New York for their pharmacy interns performing rotations prior to graduation.

As listed below, many of these institutions boast innovative research and graduate programs of national distinction, and have been cited in national publications for their dedicated to excellence in health care and biomedical education, visionary scholarship in the pharmaceutical sciences, and exemplary clinical practice.

  • Long Island University
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University 
    Baltimore, MD
  • Rutgers University—Piscataway
    Piscataway, NJ
  • Temple University
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Touro College
    New York, NY
  • University of Connecticut
    Storrs, CT
  • University of Maryland—Baltimore
    Baltimore, MD
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • University of the Sciences
    Philadelphia, PA
Regulatory Oversight, Accreditations and Affiliations

All Mega Aid pharmacists and pharmacies involved in compounding are subject to oversight by both federal and state authorities.  The practice of compounding is regulated by state boards of pharmacy, and pharmacists engaged in compounding follow appropriate procedures for the types of preparations that are compounded.  The FDA has oversight for the integrity of the drugs (called Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, or APIs, by FDA) used in compounded preparations. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has oversight for any controlled substances used in the preparation of compounded medications.  Controlled substances include narcotics such as hydrocodone, amphetamines and similar drugs, and drugs such as those used for anxiety and sleep disorders.

In addition, the United States Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention issues standards that apply to compounding. This quasigovernmental organization defines the chemical composition of drugs and also issues practice standards. Two standards in particular are relevant to compounding pharmacists.

  • The USP <797> standard is a national standard for the process, testing and verification of any compounded sterile preparations. It provides guidance on preventing microbial contamination and other variances in compounded sterile products regardless of setting (for example, hospitals, community pharmacies) and who is performing the compounding (pharmacists, nurses, pharmacy technicians, or others).  Mega Aid’s new facility currently under construction will be both USP 797 complainant and will comply with cGMP standards published by the FDA.
  • USP <795> provides similar guidance for nonsterile preparations that are compounded in health care settings. Mega Aid is a certified USP 795 compliant compounding pharmacy.  This standard describes categories of compounding (simple, moderate, complex); defines terms such as beyond-use date and stability; and provides criteria for compounding pharmacists to follow in preparing various drug preparations. Compliance with these and other USP standards is considered a standard of practice in pharmacy and Mega aid is rigorous with its internal training and testing of all personnel to assure continuous compliance with this standard.  Compliance carries the force of law in many states based on statutes or regulations passed by legislatures and boards of pharmacy.

The pharmacy profession’s accrediting body for compounding pharmacies is known as the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB).  PCAB was established by eight pharmacy organizations, including the American College of Apothecaries, American Pharmacists Association, International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy National Community Pharmacists Association, National Home Infusion Association and United States Pharmacopeia.  It is governed by a Board of Directors made up of representatives of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, USP, the International Academy of Pharmaceutical Compounding, and several pharmacy practitioner organizations.

Mega Aid’s PCAB accreditation indicates that we adhere to a number of rigorous policies, standards and operating principles, including:

  • Mega Aid’s facilities for compounding meet design and other related standards related to assuring the environment is safe and free of contamination
  • We only use specific FDA approved chemicals from highly reliable, certified and accredited suppliers
  • We meet and in some cases exceed USP 795 standards for non-sterile compounding
  • Our compounding pharmacists and technicians receive regular training and testing
  • Our people and our company follow PCAB’s Principles of Compounding, submitting our policies, procedures and records attesting to our adherence to PCAB quality standards, and our facility is inspected regularly by PCAB examiners.

Our PCAB accreditation provides prescribing physicians and patients with a strong indicator of the quality of products they receive from Mega Aid Pharmacy and its team of clinical and compounding pharmacists.  In addition to the PCAB, Mega Aid Our is also affiliated with a number of other professional organizations.

IACP
NASP
ACHC
PCAB
APhA
ashp
EPIC Rx
NCPA
NPTA
ASPhL
ASCP