On this week’s show, Amy and Dr. B. are joined by Tony Kantzavelos, a pharmacist and owner of Nora Apothecary to talk about compounding, specialized pharmaceutical preparations, and his business. Tony tells us a little about Nora Apothecary and what separates a compounding pharmacy from a typical one. He describes the process of compounding and the many different forms that compound pharmaceutical products can take. Tony goes over the numerous scenarios in which compounding drugs offers benefits over traditionally produced big pharma drugs. He then talks about the growth of big pharmaceutical companies, how that has impacted the role of the modern pharmacist, and why compounding pharmacists are so important because of this reality. They also discuss the level of awareness of compounding pharmacists in the medical community and whether it is a rising or fading profession. Tony closes out the show by telling us why he has almost all of his patients on probiotics. You can find more information about Nora Apothecary and Tony at noraapothecary.com.