weight lossMedically directed weight loss has become a necessity for many people.  One element of a phycisian-directed program is medication.  Bariatric practices that offer medication dispensing are able to bring another tool to the battle against obesity.  Northwind Pharmaceuticals helps bariatric clinics implement pharmaceutical dispensing by providing prepackaged pharmaceuticals, labeling and tracking systems as well as guidance through the process.

One mistake clinics often make is feeling that they need to count pills and package them within the clinic.  Our service takes the pill counting risk off of the physician by providing options for medications and packaging.  Some commonly dispensed medications within bariatric clinics include:

  • Phentermine
  • Phendimetrazine
  • Metformin
  • Fluoxetine

Northwind offers clinics different packaging options for these products.  For example, some clinics will dispense Phentermine in a 30 count bottle and schedule patient follow-ups on a monthly basis.  We also see clinics dispensing Phentermine in seven day increments with weekly follow ups.  Some clinics will purchase medications in bulk bottles while others prefer unit-of-use packaging.  Northwind complements our flexible packaging with software to manage the dispensing process.  We make it easy for your practice.

Clinic business models will vary and we try to be flexible to our client’s requirements.  As a wholesale pharmaceutical distributor, Northwind Pharmaceuticals provides a wide variety of medications.  As  dispensing consultants, we help you figure out how best to use them in your practice.  Call us today at 800.722.0772 to learn more about offering medication dispensing in your practice.

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