In the Beginning
Apollo 16 astronauts were walking on the moon when Gilbert J. McGuff (Gil), decided
to supplement his income by supplying innovative medical products to Bariatric physicians
and patients. Gil, a US Army Air Force pilot and veteran of WWII, founded the McGuff
Company in 1972 and became its sole proprietor. While working fulltime and managing
McGuff Company after hours, Gil still found the time to instill an entrepreneurial
spirit in all three of his sons. Each son eventually started his own business.
In 1979, as Gil was approaching retirement, he sold McGuff Company to his youngest
son Ronald M. McGuff (Ron), a US Army infantry veteran, who had been working
for Procter & Gamble. Gil was hired by Ron as the company's first employee and both
Ron and Gil worked hard together to build upon McGuff's early success. Ron's first
day working for the McGuff Company was April 1st 1979.
A new direction was taken to align the company with the medical profession's leading
innovators in complementary medicine. Understanding the needs of these extraordinary
physicians became paramount for McGuff. The McGuff team visited complementary physicians
around the country to understand the unique therapies provided to their patients.
Today, a third generation is represented by Trevor McGuff, a US Marine Corps infantry veteran, who is actively involved and applying his talents to day-to-day operations.
Family and Veteran-Owned and Operated
McGuff was incorporated in 1984 and remains a three generation family and veteran-owned
McGuff Company developed associations with the industry's leading manufacturers
to bring quality drugs, medical devices and nutraceuticals to physicians throughout
the United States. McGuff Company developed a number of innovative services and
products to address specific needs of physicians and patients. Among these innovations
are; Ascorbic Acid injection with EDTA (replacing Monothioglycerol), Osmolarity
Software, EDTA dose Calculating Software, IV Administration sets with internal 15
micron filter and McGuff/physician computerized inventory control.
The McGuff Company has evolved to meet changing needs of a wide range of physicians
and new therapies that they have developed. McGuff's reputation for quality products,
excellent customer support and regulatory integrity became known to a broad spectrum
of physicians in the United States and around the world.
Establishment of McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Services
Late in 1998 the McGuff Company evolved to meet market shortages of specialized
injectable drugs by forming a wholly owned subsidiary, McGuff Compounding Pharmacy
Services, Inc (CPS). The McGuff management team decided to create a state-of-the-art
compounding pharmacy that incorporated many unique attributes including; the Food
and Drug Administration's (FDA) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Certification
to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000:2008 Quality Systems
and fulfilling the customer care policies that McGuff had built its reputation on.
MCPS, in short, was conceived, designed and constructed to exceed all government
requirements, establish and implement McGuff's internal requirements for unsurpassed
standards and be a model showcase for compounding pharmacy.
Dedicated facility planning, equipment selection, equipment validation, process
validation, PCAB and ISO certification allowed CPS to become a compounding pharmacy
that has been recognized by its peers in national and international trade journals.
Today, CPS maintains a prominent role improving the political, regulatory and scientific
environment of compounding pharmacy in order to assure sustained patient access to compounded
Establishment of McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
McGuff Company, anticipating profound changes to the generic injectable drug market,
chose to launch a second wholly owned subsidiary, McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc (MPI).
McGuff Pharmaceuticals, incorporated in 2002, is a cGMP compliant, FDA reviewed,
ISO 9000:2008 certified drug manufacturing company.
McGuff Pharmaceuticals develops, registers and manufactures brand and generic drug
products under its own label, as well as private labels for distribution to key
market segments. MPI has received multiple international drug applications in North
America, South America and the Pacific Rim, generating significant additional revenue
McGuff Pharmaceuticals has demonstrated experience in developing drugs for phase
I, II and III clinical trials and technical support to customers for FDA chemistry,
manufacturing and controls (CMC) requirements.
McGuff Medical Canada, Inc.
McGuff Company, recognizing that Canadian customers were having a difficult time
sourcing hard-to-find drugs and medical devices, established a local presence in
Toronto by incorporating McGuff Medical Canada in 2008. This successful venture
has led to an approved Health Canada registration for Ascorbic Acid Injection. Multiple
devices are also being distributed.
Excellent Customer Service is Key
McGuff understands that excellent customer support, customer management and customer
empathy are core characteristics that lead to enhanced customer success. Our vision
of customer support is to provide our employees with the latest technology to assist
one-on-one customer interactions that provide our customers the information needed,
when they need it. When a customer calls the McGuff Company or an affiliate, we
want our customers to be calling a friend first, and then have us be proficient
in helping with all customer needs.
A Shared Passion for Quality Pharmaceuticals
McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Services and McGuff Pharmaceuticals share a mission
to maintain their uncompromising passion to produce quality pharmaceuticals and
assure customer satisfaction.
Independently Inspected and Certified to Meet National and International Standards
Adherence to national and international standards brings technological, economic
and societal benefits to McGuff. Conformity to standards helps reassure customers
and stakeholders that McGuff products are safe, reliable and of good quality.
McGuff management believes that the value of independently managed audits of our systems, policy and
procedures by far outweights the additional cost, labor and time consumed
to undertake these audits. These audits draw on national and international expertise
and experience and are a vital influence on how we manage regulatory expectations.
McGuff voluntarily engages the following organizations on an annual basis to provide
independent review for McGuff management:
More About the McGuff Family of Companies
More Than Sales and Service – We're Involved!
Today, the McGuff Company, along with its three wholly owned subsidiaries, McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Services, Inc., McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc., McGuff Medical Canada, Inc. provides a unique combination of products and services to support a diverse set of customers – world wide. All companies are experiencing significant growth and continue to seek out and meet new customer needs.