Compounders on Capitol Hill Report!                                    June 19, 2017
Thank You for Attending #CCH2017!

A Huge Thank You to the more than 300 Compounders on Capitol Hill attendees who traveled to Washington, D.C. on behalf of your patients and physicians! Your efforts and dedication to pharmacy compounding are making a huge difference on Capitol Hill! 

Save the Date for #CCH 2018! Not able to attend CCH this year? Join us next year on June 23-26, 2018 at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel. Mark Your Calendars!

IACP Members: We Have a Bill!

The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists is proud to announce the introduction of HR 2871, "Preserving Patient Access to Compounded Medications Act of 2017." HR 2871 was formally introduced during Compounders on Capitol Hill (CCH)! What an exciting time to be in D.C.!

IACP  Applauds the Leadership of Congressmen Morgan Griffith (VA) and Henry Cuellar (TX) in introducing HR 2871,  a bipartisan effort to preserve patient access to vital compounded medications.

Click here to view HR 2871. 

Click here  to view the Dear Colleague Letter from Congressmen Griffith and Cuellar to their fellow House members.

IACP President Baylor Rice, RPh, FIACP , says, "On behalf of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists and the patients we serve, thank you, Congressman Griffith and Congressman Cuellar, for your leadership in introducing the bipartisan legislation, HR 2871 - The Preserving Patient Access to Compounded Medications Act.
 
This important bill will help protect access to medications physicians rely upon for their patients. It will help clarify the Drug Quality & Security Act (DQSA) in a way that will better align the statute with congressional intent and better balance public safety and patient access. We applaud your dedication on behalf of patients, physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers who are united in a mission to preserve patient safety and access to needed compounded medications pursuant to state and federal laws and regulations." 

Please click here to read more of IACP's comments on HR 2871!
Take Action, Today!

IACP Vice President Erik Tosh (right) meets with U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar - a sponsor along with Congressman Morgan Griffith of HR 2871.

Ask your Congressional Representation to Support HR 2871!

House Ask - Please consider co-sponsoring HR 2871 - The Preserving Patient Access to Compounded Medications Act of 2017 sponsored by  Congressmen Morgan Griffith and Henry Cuellar for the patients in your district. Please help us preserve patient access to vital compounded medications by supporting HR 2871 as well as report language in the FDA's FY18 appropriations legislation to reign in the agency's regulatory overreach of compounding pharmacies. To co-sponsor, please contact Kristin Seum with Rep. Griffith (VA)'s staff. 

Senate Ask - Please consider supporting the introduction of a Senate Companion Bill to
HR 2871 - The Preserving Patient Access to Compounded Medications Act of 2017 -
sponsored by Congressmen Morgan Griffith and Henry Cuellar. Please also help us
preserve patient access to vital compounded medications by supporting bill and report language in the FDA's FY18 appropriations legislation to reign in the agency's regulatory overreach of compounding pharmacies. 
#CCH 2017 Hill Day Folder - The Documents

We're providing links to each of this year's CCH Hill Day Folder Documents. You're welcome to use these in your upcoming visits with your representatives. 

Click here to access the complete Hill Day Folder Contents.

Please email  iacpinfo@iacprx.org if you have questions on these documents. 

Send Thank You Notes to Congressional Offices You Visited!

Take time to thank the congressional offices you visited during #CCH2017. Saying, Thank You, goes a long way in continuing to build key relationships. 

Click here for a House Visit Sample Letter

Click here for a Senate Visit Sample Letter
IACP Members: We Need Your Support!

Now more than ever - we need your One Fund Contributions.

IACP has made real progress through our DQSA Coalition  as well as your efforts in educating your respective congressional representatives. 

Now with the HR 2871 Bipartisan Bill, we have a lot more before us!   Please help us build the momentum  by contributing today . Your support will allow us to represent your pharmacy's and your patients' issues! Please click here to make a contribution.
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