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Loyd V. Allen, Jr., Ph.d., R.Ph

Remembering Dr. Loyd V. Allen Jr., Ph.D., RPh.

Dr. Loyd V. Allen Jr., who founded IJPC, Inc. and served as the Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, passed away on April 23, 2024, in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Dr. Allen, a man of remarkable character and unwavering dedication, profoundly impacted the pharmacy profession. His commitment to teaching, research, and service was unparalleled, and his work resonates with us all. He was not just a mentor and supervisor to many students but a beacon of knowledge and wisdom. His authored publications and influential roles throughout his career are a testament to his passion and dedication, and his warm and approachable nature made him a beloved figure in our community.

Dr. Allen's creation and publication of IJPC have left an enduring impact on our industry, propelling patient care to unprecedented heights. His contributions to compounding pharmacists are beyond measure and will continue to illuminate the path for future generations of pharmacy professionals.

Dr. Allen's legacy is one of dedication, excellence, and service, and the industry will remember and recognize his achievements for years.

He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1972. His illustrious career spanned several roles, including instructor, professor, and department chair at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. Upon his retirement in 1998, the University of Oklahoma, in recognition of his exceptional teaching career, bestowed upon him the title of Professor Emeritus. During his tenure, he supervised a total of twenty-five master's and Ph.D. students, leaving an indelible mark on their academic journeys.

In 1996, Dr. Allen established IJPC as an independent source of information for compounding pharmacists. Over the next 28 years, he played a pivotal role in creating and publishing IJPC. The journal published carefully curated content that enhanced readers' knowledge, skills, and professionalism and contributed to the betterment of the entire industry. The academic section of the journal provided a platform for hundreds of authors to share their compounding-focused research.

Dr. Allen played a crucial role in the growth of IJPC by launching Compounding Today in 2005. He designed this online information service to support compounding pharmacists by providing them with formulas, procedures, and drug and component information, which pharmacists worldwide use. Dr. Allen's commitment led to the journal's digital distribution. He also founded the Compounders' Network Listserv, one of the oldest pharmacy peer-to-peer sharing networks.

Dr. Allen's research interests focused on the design and development of drug dosage forms and drug stability and compatibility. He served as the CEO of the Midwest Institute of Research and Technology. He consulted on national and international projects involved in creating new drug product formulations, resulting in thirteen patents in drug formulations.

Dr. Allen's research and publication history is a testament to his vast knowledge and expertise. With over one hundred experimental publications, thirty books, chapters, and monographs, and more than four hundred professional publications, his contributions to the field are unparalleled. His role as Editor-in-Chief of the 22nd edition of Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy further solidifies his position as a leading figure in the industry.

Dr. Allen is a Fellow of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE), American College of Apothecaries (ACA), American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS), and Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding (APC). His recognition for outstanding service to the industry includes the J. Leon Lascoff Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession of Pharmacy from ACA and the Stimulation of Research Award from the APhA. Dr. Allen served on several United States Pharmacopeia (USP) committees, including the USP Executive Committee and the FDA Advisory Committee on Pharmaceutical Compounding. He has also held positions in the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science and the Board of Trustees.

We deeply appreciate Dr. Allen's fifty years of service to the pharmacy profession, his significant contributions to pharmacy practice, and his unwavering dedication to empowering pharmacists to meet the needs of their patients. We are profoundly grateful for his work and will strive to uphold his legacy at IJPC.


The IJPC team

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Memorial services to be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 27th at Resthaven Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 500 SW 1040th, Oklahoma City.