About Hazle Compounding
America’s Oldest Compounding Pharmacy
Since 1868

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 almost 140 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.

After many years located in the oldest building in Hazleton, (the Hazleton House/Hazleton Hotel building was built in 1837), the Spear family completed a major expansion project in late 2003 which 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 is Hazle Compounding, the home of our new 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 rely on Hazle Compounding for their customized medications.

Hazle Compounding specializes in:

  • Pain Management
  • Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men and Women
  • Dental Compounding
  • Pediatric Compounding
  • Podiatry Compounding
  • Veterinary Compounding
  • Anti-Aging Compounding
  • Dermatology Compounding
  • Wound Care Compounding
  • Sports Medicine 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 on helping maintain a healthy balance of nutritional supplements and dietary recommendations to improve overall lifestyle.

Meet Our Experienced Staff

William L. Spear, BS R.Ph., CCN
Bill Spear, BS, R.Ph., CCN is owner/president of Hazle Compounding.
Bill obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1984 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. [more]

William J. Spear, BS R.Ph.
Bill graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1958 receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and has been the driving force behind Hazle Drugs Inc. since 1960. [more]

Lori Ann Gormley, BS R.Ph., CME
Lori is a licensed registered pharmacist and a staff member of Hazle Compounding. 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 in 1996. She has been an integral part of our staff starting as a pharmacy intern in 1994 and employed as a pharmacist since graduation. [more]

Wendy Murphy, Pharm D
Wendy Marek, Pharm D, joined Hazle Compounding staff in 2008. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wilkes University in May 2008. Wendy is certified in administering immunizations and injectables to adults. She is also training to become a Certified Respiratory Care Specialist through the National Community Pharmacists Association. [more]

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 in1999 and was inducted into the Rho Chi Honor Society.


We're not the best because we're the oldest,
We're the oldest because we're the best!
“Since 1868”