McGuff Compounding Pharamacy Corporate History

Corporate History

In the Beginning

Apollo 16 astronauts were walking on the moon when Gilbert J. McGuff (Gil), decided to supplement his income by supplying innovative medical products to Bariatric physicians and patients. Gil founded the McGuff Company (McGuff) in 1972 and became its sole proprietor. While working fulltime and managing McGuff after hours, Gil still found the time to instill an entrepreneurial spirit in all three of his sons. Each son eventually started his own business.

In 1979 Gil was approaching retirement and sold McGuff to his youngest son Ronald M. McGuff (Ron) who had been working for Procter & Gamble. Gil was hired by Ron as the first company employee and both Ron and Gil worked hard together to build upon McGuff’s early success. Ron’s first day working for the new McGuff was April 1st 1979.

A new direction was taken to align the company with the medical profession’s leading innovators in complementary medicine. Understanding the needs of these extraordinary physicians became paramount for McGuff. The McGuff team visited complementary physicians around the country to understand the unique therapies provided to patients.

Family Owned and Operated

McGuff was incorporated in 1984 and remains a family owned company.

McGuff developed associations with the industry’s leading manufacturers to bring quality drugs and medical devices at discounted prices to complementary physicians. McGuff developed a number of services and products to address specific needs of physicians and patients. Among these innovations were Ascorbic Acid injection with EDTA (replacing Monothioglycerol), Osmolarity Software, EDTA dose calculating software, IV administration sets with internal 15 micron filter, McGuff/physician computerized inventory control, etc.

The McGuff Company evolved to meet changing needs of complementary physicians and new therapies that they have developed. McGuff’s reputation for quality products, excellent customer support and regulatory integrity became known to a broad spectrum of physicians in the United States and around the world.

Establishment of McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Services Services, Inc.

Late in 1998 the McGuff Company evolved to meet market shortages of specialized injectable drugs by forming a wholly owned subsidiary, McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Services, Inc. The McGuff management team decided to create a state-of-the-art compounding pharmacy that incorporated many unique attributes such as; the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Certification to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000:2008 Quality Systems, and to fulfill the customer care policies that McGuff had built its reputation on. McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Services Services, Inc. was conceived, designed and constructed to exceed all government requirements and to be a model showcase compounding pharmacy.

Intense facility planning, equipment selection, equipment validation, process validation and ISO certification allowed McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Services Services, Inc. to become a compounding pharmacy that has been recognized by its peers in national and international trade journals.

Customer Service is Key

McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Services Services, Inc. integrated the core characteristics of McGuff Company’s excellent customer support, accounting and regulatory integrity. Today, McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Services Services, Inc. is recognized nation-wide as being a leader in the industry and an established, helpful resource for physicians and patients.

McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Services Services, Inc. continues to secure third party recognition by receiving, in addition to ISO certification, the prestigious Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB™) Seal of Accreditation. The PCAB™ Seal of Accreditation assures McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Services Services, Inc. meets the criteria, and complies with the Rules and Terms of the PCAB™ program, including adherence to PCAB™ Standards. The PCAB™ Seal of Accreditation provides evidence of our adherence to quality standards and to principles of the profession of pharmacy compounding.

Establishment of McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

McGuff, anticipating profound changes to the generic injectable drug market chose to launch a second wholly owned subsidiary McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MPI). McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc., incorporated in 2002, is a cGMP compliant, FDA reviewed, ISO 9000:2008 certified drug manufacturing company.

McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc. sustains McGuff’s efforts to assure integrative physicians a steady supply of FDA approved drugs. At the same time, McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc. while provides contract drug manufacturing services that include proven experience in developing drugs for phase I, II and III clinical trials. Additionally, McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has demonstrated its ability to provide technical support to customers for FDA chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) section requirements. McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc. maintains offices in the United States and Canada.

A Shared Passion for Quality Pharmaceuticals

McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Services, Inc. and McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc. share a mission: To maintain an uncompromising passion for quality pharmaceuticals and customer satisfaction.

Verified and Accredited Wholesalers Distributors (VAWD) Accreditation

In 2007 the McGuff Company received the coveted Verified and Accredited Wholesalers Distributors (VAWD) accreditation which assures stockholders and customers that the McGuff Company is a legitimate pharmaceutical distributor, qualified for multi-state licensure. This accreditation assures the McGuff Company is employing security and best practices for safely distributing prescription drugs from the manufacturer to pharmacy, practitioner or health care facility. Applicants for VAWD accreditation undergo a criteria compliance review, licensure verification, an inspection, and screening through the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Clearinghouse.

Today the McGuff Company along with its two wholly owned subsidiaries, McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Services, Inc. and McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc. provide a unique combination of products and services to support a diverse set of customers – world wide. All companies are experiencing significant growth and continue to seek out and meet new customer needs.

More Than Sales and Service – We’re Involved!

McGuff was named a Top Workplace of 2014 by the Orange County Register