You may not know him, but Rob Myers is the key to the quality and success of Compound Preferred. His years of experience are an invaluable tool in providing the compounded medications you need, the way you want them.
Rob graduated pharmacy school at the University of Kansas in 1984, and in 1990, he received a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry. He then began his career in product development and formulating at Allergan. There, he focused on ophthalmic products. He went on to northern California for a position at Dey Laboratories, where he worked on inhalation products. His work in formulations is what sparked his interest in compounding. Additionally, these roles familiarized him with FDA regulations and the Good Manufacturing Practice industry, or GMP industry. After 15 years in product development and formulation, Rob began working at Prescription Center, a retail compounding pharmacy in Idaho Falls that specializes in patient-specific prescriptions.
In 2013, the FDA passed the 503B law, and the outsourcing facility was born. Outsourcing facilities can compound medications in large batches and sell them directly to healthcare facilities. The 503B law combined two of Rob’s areas of expertise: compounding pharmaceuticals and the GMP industry. In 2016, he started his own 503B outsourcing facility, which he called RAM Pharma. In 2020, PharmEase absorbed RAM Pharma, now known as Compound Preferred. Rob is now the Operations Manager and Pharmacist in Charge at Compound Preferred. He is also involved in various other facets of the pharmaceutical industry.
Since 2004, Rob has been consulting with major pharmaceutical companies writing safety data sheets, which provide precaution and warning information related to new medications when they are shipped to healthcare facilities. He teaches Pharmacokinetics and compounding courses at the College of Pharmacy at Idaho State University, in Pocatello. He has also assisted the Bannock County Public Defender’s Office as an expert witness.
Rob has five grown children and one grandchild, with another on the way. He enjoys baseball, gardening, working on motorcycles and cars, and designing and building just about anything.