Medical University of South Carolina Compounding Project

Members from the student NCPA chapter at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) joined their colleagues from Christian Pharmacist Fellowship International (CPFI) in providing medications for a medical mission trip to Haiti. Over a two hour span on a sunny morning, the students compounded over 30 pounds of 10% Sulfur ointment to be transported to Haiti along with other medical supplies and volunteers. The Sulfur ointment is used for healing various dermatological conditions with the most prominent of those being scabies. The need was exposed when our advisor Dr. Ronald Nickel participated on a mission trip to Haiti. He informed our chapter that the volunteers were going to try to make the ointment on site, but it was determined that using the acquired knowledge and training of the pharmacy students would provide an easier solution. Chewable multivitamins were also included in the shipment to provide more nutrition for the children of Haiti. All the supplies were transported to Florida and will accompany two mission trips to the devastated country. The NCPA chapter provided lunch for the group and the College Deans also stopped by for a few minutes to observe. It was an excellent opportunity for our future pharmacists to join forces and utilize their skills to offer a contribution during a time of turmoil.

Justin Bennett
MUSC NCPA Chapter President, 2009-2010
Pharm.D. Candidate, 2011

Sulfur Supplies
Sulfur Supplies: Donated supplies

Finished Product
Finished Product: The ointment was repackaged into small containers for wide distribution

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