Three decades ago, a physician encountered a patient who required an anti-nausea medication that was no longer commercially available. The physician challenged a Houston-area pharmacist to compound the medication, so the pharmacist consulted with his peers and procured the chemicals necessary to prepare it. The prescription was a success, and the pharmacist realized that others in his field faced similar demands to help patients who require compounded medications. This network of pharmacists, united by a commitment to meet patient needs, was the foundation of PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America), which was incorporated in 1981. Today, PCCA has become the independent compounding pharmacist’s complete resource for fine chemicals, equipment, devices, flavors, ACPE-accredited training and education, pharmacy software, marketing, business and pharmacy consulting assistance. Their membership includes more than 3,900 independent community pharmacists in the United States, Canada, Australia, and other countries around the world.