About Hazle Compounding

America's Oldest Compounding Pharmacy Since 1868

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Celebrating Our 154th Year

1868 was the year that Hazle Drugs started in business and became Hazleton, Pennsylvania's First Pharmacy. Hazle Drugs has been located on the main street that runs thru the center of town for over 154 years. This main road at one time was also the only roadway connecting two important rivers in Pa.; the Lehigh and Susquehanna Rivers.

Compounding medications, as well as mixing perfumes, paint, varnishes, soda and confections were all important features of this new business.

As time has passed, some of those early services have moved to other businesses. But the one service that has not changed and has become the cornerstone of our business is prescription compounding.

Compounding is the traditional but sometimes forgotten work of the pharmacist. From the1800's to the mid1900's prescriptions were compounded by the pharmacist and customized for each individual patient. However, today most pharmacies dispense pre-measured and pre-mixed dosages of medications, and do not specialize in customized medications.

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After many years located in the oldest building in Hazleton, (the Hazleton House/Hazleton Hotel building was built in 1837), a major expansion project was completed in late 2003. This totally new facility included the construction of a new ultra-modern state of the art pharmacy at the same location as our previous building.

One of the main features of this new facility was Hazle Compounding, the home of our compounding pharmacy.

This large state of the art compounding facility features all new ultra-modern equipment and an expanded staff of award-winning specially trained compounding pharmacists and technicians.

Hazle Compounding has become a recognized leader in the field of compounding and our natural and holistic approach to health care is why physicians and patients near and far rely on Hazle Compounding for their customized medications.

Hazle Compounding is America’s Oldest Compounding Pharmacy since 1868. Nestled in the Western Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Hazle Compounding is the oldest existing business in the Hazleton Area. We were awarded Hazleton’s Small Business of the Year award in 2016. We are a 100-year member of the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce. We are very active in our community and are proud to be a 17-year participant in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event.

Hazle Compounding specializes in:

  • Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
  • Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
  • Thyroid Compounding
  • Veterinary Compounding
  • Dermatology Compounding
  • Anti-Aging Compounding
  • Podiatry Compounding
  • Wound Care Compounding
  • Dental Compounding
  • Pediatric Compounding
  • Sports Medicine Compounding
  • Oncology Compounding
  • Ear, Nose & Throat Compounding

Hazle Compounding has a Menopause Educator on staff to educate and counsel women on hormone replacement therapy and manage menopausal symptoms. We also have a Certified Clinical Nutritionist to consult patients and help them maintain a healthy lifestyle thru a balance of nutritional supplements and dietary recommendations.

Hazle Compounding was the first pharmacy in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the second pharmacy in the state of Pennsylvania to become PCAB (Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board) Accredited.

Meet Our Experienced Staff


Bill Spear, R.Ph., CCN

Bill obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. Bill is also a Certified Clinical Nutritionist. He received his 2 year post graduate degree from the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board. Bill provides private consultations to patients to help promote optimal health and to prevent nutrition related diseases.

Bill is a 25-year veteran of custom compounding. He has received extensive training from PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America). He is experienced in all aspects of customized compounding including pediatric compounding, veterinary compounding and Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for women and men. Bill is a member of Professional Compounding Centers of America’s (PCCA) Concierge Group, which is a specially selected group that networks nationally with other experts in the field of compounding.

Bill was selected from over 3,000 pharmacists to be...

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Lori Ann Gormley, BS R.Ph., CME

Lori is a licensed registered pharmacist and member of Hazle Compounding’s team. Upon graduation from Tamaqua Area High School, she attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (PCP&S) now known as the University of the Sciences of Philadelphia (USP). Lori earned a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy. She has been an integral part of Hazle Compounding since starting as a pharmacy intern and then employed as a pharmacist after graduation.

Because of her keen interest in Natural Hormone issues, Lori was compelled to further her education in woman’s health specializing in the area of Natural Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. She received her certification in 2001 as a Certified Menopause Educator through the National Menopause Certification Council. Lori also provides private Menopause Consultations by appointment, for women with hormone related issues.

She also lectures to many professional and patient groups regarding the use of Bio Identical...

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Wendy Murphy, Pharm D

Wendy received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wilkes University in May 2008. During pharmacy school, Wendy completed an elective compounding rotation at Hazle Compounding and upon graduation joined our Hazle Compounding team. Wendy is certified in administering immunizations and injectables to adults.

Along with her retail pharmacy experience, Wendy has extensive training in Compounding. She attends seminars designed to keep her up-to-date with new developments and techniques in the field of specialty compounding. She is experienced in all aspects of compounding including capsules, troches, transdermal gels, suppositories, nasal preparations, natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, pain management, pediatric compounding, and veterinary compounding.

Wendy’s professional memberships include: American Pharmacists Association, National Community Pharmacists Association and the Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Association.

Wendy resides in the Lake Hauto area...

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Mark Moran, BS R.Ph.

Mark Moran, R.Ph, joined Hazle Compounding in 2010. Mark graduated in the top 10 of his pharmacy class from the University of Pittsburgh and was inducted into the Rho Chi Honor Society.

Mark had been previously employed at Hazle Compounding during his college years. He relocated back to the Hazleton area and re-joined Hazle Compounding. Prior moving back to Pennsylvania, Mark lived and worked as a pharmacist in Baltimore, Md. For his outstanding service in the community as a pharmacist, he received acknowledgement from the Baltimore City Council.

Mark is experienced in all aspects of compounding; including natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for women and men, pediatric compounding and veterinary compounding along with compounding nasal preparations and dental preparations. Mark also works with patients to provide unique solutions to help manage their pain so they can lead a happier, healthier life.

Mark lives in Sugarloaf with his wife, Annie...

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Billy Spear, PharmD

Billy is a 3rd generation pharmacist of the Spear family. Billy graduated in May 2021 from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts obtaining his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Billy was a consistent Dean’s List student.

Throughout High School and Pharmacy School, Billy worked at Hazle Compounding. Working beside my father and grandfather who are both Compounding Pharmacists and our nationally recognized staff of compounding experts, made me want to follow in their footsteps.

Billy educates patients about the benefits that compounding can provide. He works to keep up to date on the most current practices and strives to be a resource for providers interested in finding solutions through personalized compounding.

Billy specializes in compounding specialty creams, capsules, suspensions, suppositories, troches and other formulations with an emphasis on specialty children’s compounds

Billy is certified in the State of...