Prescription for success: The pharmacists at Designer Drugs mix up customized care

Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton / From left, Taylor Vossooghi, Catherine Needham, Cassandra Seang, Paige Wattenbarger, Tanya Manoni and Randy Davis at Designer Drugs.

Designer Drugs is a compounding pharmacy at 7304 Jarnigan Road that works directly with patients and their prescribers to create customized treatments. The pharmacy specializes in hormone replacement therapies and a unique product called Cataractive that offers a single, simple solution to the need for multiple eye drops following cataract surgery. The pharmacy does not take insurance, instead working directly with patients and prescribers to develop affordable treatments and eliminate the overhead associated with filing insurance claims.

Pharmacist Randy Davis founded Designer Drugs in 2000. He earned his bachelor's degree from Lipscomb University in his hometown of Nashville before attending Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, for pharmacy school. Davis's mentor in the art of drug compounding was the late Charlie Armstong at Lakeside Pharmacy, where Davis worked before launching Designer Drugs.