New Drug Loft & VLS Pharmacy are prestigious 503A pharmacies based in New York that specialize in sterile and non-sterile compounded medications across wellness, dermatology, pain management, pediatrics and more.
We view ourselves as advocates and overseers of our physician and patient network with the privilege of sharing our expertise as we develop advanced compounded therapies for those who need and want more than what is commercially available today.
We achieve excellence across all areas of our business, from investment in the most advanced medical instrumentation, equipment and facilities, to personalized customer service and rigorous in-house and third party quality and safety testing. For almost three decades, our group has been committed to meeting the needs of physicians and their patients. In every way, we are committed to providing the best, individualized medical solutions compounded on-demand.
We apply rigorous measures to guarantee the safety, stability, purity, sterility and quality of each formulation from preparation to administration. All compounded formulas are compounded with high quality pharmaceutical-grade active pharmaceutical ingredients sourced directly from PCCA, the leader of superior-quality APIs because they test each lot against the certificate of analysis (C of A), USP, EP, NF, FCC, ACS and PCCA standards. In addition, our pharmacy network meets USP <797> sterile compounding standards and USP <795> non-sterile guidelines and hosts one the first labs built to the USP <800> chapter for handling hazardous drugs.
All of our formulations undergo third-party potency and stability testing and we enforce high-sensitivity rapid endotoxin detection in-house. This ensures shorter delivery times to the patient without compromising on results. Because we procure all of our active ingredients from PCCA, we also guarantee an extra level of pre-formulation testing; PCCA ingredients undergo 14 high-level checks and reviews to pass inspection.
To meet the diverse needs of our physicians and patients, we offer both non-sterile and sterile compounding solutions, from transdermal gels or oral capsules, to intramuscular injections or ophthalmic preparations. Our sterile compounded preparations are exclusively prepared at our state-of-the art
We pride ourselves on offering the most diverse array of custom formulation options to meet any medical or lifestyle requirement, whether this is an intravenous therapy for wellness, bio-identical hormone replacement or a topical treatment for acne or psoriasis. We know that a one-size-fits all approach is not an answer to today’s unique and wide-ranging therapeutic needs.
Every experience, from ordering and collaborating on a formulation or prescription refill, is designed to be personalized and seamless. Our team of licensed pharmacists and certified technicians is always available to offer expert advice and support.
We have assembled an expert leadership team to provide you with informed and sophisticated industry knowledge and service.
Gopesh Patel, R. Ph
Gopesh Patel, R.Ph is the compounding pharmacist-in-charge and owner at New Drug Loft in Manhattan and VLS Pharmacy in Brooklyn. Gopesh focuses on providing high quality prescriptions and compounded medications, as well as overseeing the state-of-the-art sterile compounding facilities at VLS Pharmacy.
Gopesh is a member of the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding, Professional Compounding Centers of America, A4M and ACAM and is on the advisory board for PCCA. Gopesh lectures at PCCA seminars, and is a Preceptor for pharmacy students from Long Island University College of Pharmacy, Touro College of Pharmacy and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University in Boston. He was named PCCA’s 2020 Pharmacist of the Year.Read More
Gopesh Patel, R.Ph is the compounding pharmacist-in-charge and owner at New Drug Loft in Manhattan, and VLS Pharmacy in Brooklyn. Gopesh focuses on providing high quality prescriptions and compounded medications, as well as overseeing the state-of-the-art sterile compounding facilities at VLS Pharmacy.
Gopesh is a member of the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding, Professional Compounding Centers of America, A4M and ACAM and is on the advisory board for PCCA. Gopesh lectures at PCCA seminars, and is a Preceptor for pharmacy students from Long Island University College of Pharmacy, Touro College of Pharmacy and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University in Boston. He frequently contributes to trade publications including Pharmacy Times and was named PCCA’s 2020 Pharmacist of the Year. Gopesh frequently gives his time within the communities of Brooklyn and the Upper East Side to educate young people about the fun he has being a pharmacist.
Samantha has over 15 years of experience in pharmaceutical marketing and sales, and specializes in dermatology, plastic surgery and integrative medicine. She has worked with pharmacy labs and manufacturers to develop sophisticated cosmeceuticals, which are currently dispensed across medical practices, medispas and mass markets.
Samantha received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Public Relations from the University of Tennessee and her Master of Arts degree in English from New York University. Samantha is a graduate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine/University of South Florida’s Lifestyle Coaching program and has completed the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) marketing program.
Samantha has contributed to publications including AmSpa, Charlotte’s Book, The Dermatologist, International Journal of Compounding Pharmacists and Integrative Practitioner on a wide range of topics including compounding for IV therapy, dermatology, sexual health and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
Ben Sheth, R. Ph
Ben Sheth, R.Ph has been a registered pharmacist since 1980. He has spent the past 26 years working at New Drug Loft, where he works closely with physicians and patients to meet specific medical needs and enjoys providing personalized care to promote the health and wellness of each customer. He takes great pride in the personal relationships he has developed with practitioners, patients, and their families. Ben is a member of the International Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding, is a licensed pharmacist in multiple states and is C3 trained in non-sterile compounding.
Sumit Desai, PharmD
Sumit Desai, PharmD has been a practicing pharmacist for almost ten years and takes great pride in offering a consultative experience for patients and prescribers. Sumit earned his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the esteemed Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Long Island University. He is certified by Pharmacy Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) in Aseptic Technique allowing him to prepare low-, medium-, and high-risk sterile compounds and to provide oversight in our USP <800> compliant facility. Sumit spearheads VLS Pharmacy’s extensive vaccine offering, including administration of the Covid-19 vaccine. Being trilingual provides Sumit the ability to communicate with large populations as he strives to educate patients about their medications, lifestyle choices and overall well-being.
As a manager at New Drug Loft, Norman Bartelle is instrumental in selecting the pharmacy’s diverse range of premier health and beauty products. Norman has worked in the industry for over 20 years and enjoys helping customers find the best product to fit their individual needs. Norman grew up on the Upper East Side, and attended St. David’s School and the Birch Wathen Lenox School. He has strong ties to the community and is passionate about providing superior service in a welcoming environment. He previously worked at J. Leon Lascoff and Son Pharmacy until the store’s closure in 2012. Norman also attended the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Nury Bartolome is a licensed pharmacy technician at New Drug Loft. She has proudly served New Drug Loft customers for the past 28 years, and is committed to providing superior service and to making a difference in her customers’ lives. Over the past two decades, Nury has developed strong relationships with customers and has helped generations of families receive personalized care to enhance their health and wellness. Nury attended Queensboro College.
Jocelyn Saavedra is an integral part of the VLS Pharmacy team and has spearheaded efforts to boost efficiency and improve workflow in our USP <800> compliant facility. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and experience in both medical practices and in retail pharmacies, Jocelyn brings a unique skill set to her role as Manager of Operations with the ability to understand prescriber needs and offer thoughtful and informed assistance to patients. Jocelyn is committed to providing superior service to patients and prescribers and inspires everyone around her to do the same.
Expert compounding services, a full retail pharmacy and complimentary local delivery. Spanish speaking service is available.Contact Us For More Information
Expert compounding, sterile compounding services and a full retail pharmacy with complimentary local delivery. Spanish speaking is available.Contact Us For More Information
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