Why Stokes

Because safety and quality come first – always.

You may know us for our presence at numerous shows and continuing education events, or our friendly, efficient customer service. But what we want you to understand about Stokes is that the most important aspect of how and why we do business is to ensure the wellbeing of our customers.

Who We Are

When it comes to quality, Stokes redefines it. Whether you’re ordering from our pharmacy for your patients, pets, or self, or you’re familiar with our sister company, Epicur Pharma, you know that every dose from us comes with peace of mind.

It’s about trust and exceeding expectations. Every. Single. Day.

The Stokes Story

Stokes Pharmacy is a privately owned compounding pharmacy that formulates custom prescription medicines for both humans and animals. The company has been in business since 1975, growing from a small, hometown operation in Medford, New Jersey, to a respected pharmacy serving the entire U.S., enabled by sophisticated online ordering and overnight shipping capabilities.

Stokes has built a reputation for unwavering quality and superb service by holding fast to the founders’ commitment to traditional craftsmanship, combined with today’s most advanced knowledge and technologies. In a field where many corporate-owned pharmacies try to compete on price, Stokes has always put safety and quality first.

In 2016, Stokes built a world-class pharmacy facility as a testament to the commitment to providing the highest level of quality. Because patients’ lives depend on it.

Only a handful of compounding pharmacies in the entire nation has the expertise and dedication to meet these high standards for consistency and quality—one more reason that patients and doctors have trusted Stokes for their compounding pharmacy needs for more than 40 years.

Quality Redefined

In an industry where regulations vary by state, and every prescription is custom-formulated, there’s a lot of room for error. Not at Stokes Pharmacy. We’ve always set the bar higher, voluntarily meeting and often exceeding the strictest compounding standards in the nation.

Multiple reviews of each preparation

Use only raw materials that meet United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards

Purchase only from reputable providers

Test products internally & send samples to an independent lab for validation

Our Staff & Facility

Our highly skilled pharmacists, chemists, and technicians work daily to maintain our impeccable safety record. We’ve also invested in ultra-modern equipment and a world-class biotechnology clean room to ensure the prescriptions we fill are of the highest quality possible—every time.

From initial review to the final product, prescriptions move through a multifaceted hierarchical approach to ensure they meet quality standards. Additionally, we:

  • Use a combination of techniques, tools, and testing to measure stability, potency, sterility, and storage for all compounded products
  • Adhere to rigorous sanitation procedures to minimize potential risks
  • Ensure that further processing takes place in our HEPA-filtered, Class 1000 Clean Room under bio-containment hoods that meet United States Pharmacopeia (USP) guidelines for sterility
  • Routinely monitor our laboratory and cleanroom environment to maintain integrity and control of our facility

Our aim is to ensure that each and every compounded medication that leaves our facility is formulated precisely as it was prescribed. Based on our superb safety record and high customer satisfaction rates, we’re hitting the target.

We're Here to Serve You

You can count on Stokes Pharmacy to deliver the precise prescription you need, every time. And that’s the optimal dose for peace of mind.

Industry Affiliations & Partners

As a Stokes Healthcare brands, Stokes Pharmacy and Epicur Pharma are committed to advancing veterinary practice standards and improving patient outcomes in all of the industries and audiences we serve. 

This is why we partner with leading associations and organizations to support the development and success of these industries. Learn more about our current partnerships and the work each of these organizations is doing.



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