Compounding: Traditional Skills Make for Better Medicine

While most pharmacies only sell prescription drugs, The Medicine Shoppe makes them. It's the only pharmacy of its kind in DeSoto County, according to the Professional Compounding Centers of America.

The making of drugs for people with special needs is called compounding. According to the PCCA, compounding helps doctors and pharmacists work around allergies some patients have to preservatives or dyes. It also allows physicians to change the strength of a medication or "alter it's form to make it easier for the patient to ingest and add flavor to make it more palatable."

Flavoring makes it easier to get medicine down the children's throats. The Medicine Shoppe offers 27 flavors.