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Customizing Compounded Topical Anesthetic Preparations

Whelan, Sahar RPh, BScPhm, MScPhm; Mourad, Souha RPh, BScPhm

doi: 10.1097/PSN.0000000000000024
Departments: Pharmacology Department

Sahar Whelan, RPh, BScPhm, MScPhm, graduated from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy and in 1990 with a master's degree. She worked in the Retail and hospital sector; being the Director of Infusion Pharmacies, she specialized in compounding intravenous, nutrition, oral, dermatological, and sterile ophthalmic products.

Souha Mourad, RPh, BScPhm, is a registered Pharmacist in the Province of Ontario, Canada and has more than four decades of pharmacy experience in the Middle East and Canada in areas such as hospital and retail. She specializes in the sterile and nonsterile compounding of various products for patients who require specific products not commercially available. She focuses on the customized needs of the patient.

Address correspondence to Sahar Whelan, RPh, BScPhm, MScPhm, Concord Specialty Pharmacy, 2180 Steeles Avenue W, Unit 4, Concord, Ontario, Canada L4K 2Z5 (e-mail:

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

This article was written with strict ethical adherence and no funding was obtained to write the article.

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