175- Benefits and Regulatory Issues of Compounding Pharmacies with Jim Hrncir

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

March 10, 2022

If you go to the doctor, you probably have some sort of issue you are dealing with that you hope the doctor can take care of. While you might think your situation is unique and requires special care, typically doctors don't have time to sort out your unique properties, and instead prescribe common treatment options.

If you have had medications that didn't work well for you, this is probably the situation you ran into. Unfortunately, not everyone is the exact same, therefore treatment plans should be custom tailored to your needs.

In this episode with Jim Hrncir, we discuss why compounding pharmacies are beneficial to creating customized treatment plans, and why regulatory agencies struggle with allowing compounding to happen.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • How Integrative Medicine provides better outcomes for patients
  • What compounding pharmacies are and what they do differently from traditional pharmacies
  • Common compounded medications and their uses and benefits
  • Why compounding pharmacies are having issues with regulatory agencies like the FDA


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [2:45] Who is Jim Hrncir and how did he develop a compounding pharmacy
  • [3:30] What is included in integrative medicine
  • [5:00] What is the relationship between a pharmacy and a doctor
  • [7:15] What is the difference between compounding pharmaceuticals vs medications you can grab right off the shelf
  • [8:30] Compounding medicines can be a great way to make very specific treatment options
  • [9:45] The whole point of a compounding pharmacy is to create plans specific to the patient's needs
  • [11:15] When compounding medicines, how do you know if it'll be effective or if it could potentially cause more problems
  • [12:45] Does compounding medications reduce the overabundance of unused medications that are circulating in the world
  • [13:30] Does Jim Hrncir receive bulk ingredients to make up different compounds
  • [15:00] What are some of the most common compounds that Jim works with
  • [17:45] Is there any way to perform a random control trial on compounding pharmacies, and what are the best ways to study effectiveness of compounding medications
  • [20:00] Pharmaceutical companies are known to set up their research to be in their favor, so most studies are performed with bias behind it
  • [23:00] How do you create studies that don't release bad data
  • [24:15] Most bad studies are not published therefore we can't learn from them to make better products and better studies
  • [25:30] Why are the pharmaceutical companies lobbying so hard to fight against the bio-identical hormone industry
  • [27:00] The FDA are not fans of compounding pharmacies at all
  • [29:00] Some pharmaceutical companies could feel that their bottom line is impacted by compounding pharmacies therefore they would like the see them shut down
  • [30:30] If I was on hormones, I would want a customized treatment designed for my body
  • [31:30] What can others do to get compounding pharmacies more recognized
  • [33:00] What does Jim Hrncir do daily to reach his vision of health

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Guest

Jim Hrncir teaches about the benefits of compounding pharmacies

Jim Hrncir teaches about the benefits of compounding pharmacies

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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