Bi-weekly Member Newsletter                                                April 20, 2017

Keep up-to-date with the latest legislative and regulatory news. Click here for archived Capitol Connections newsletters. Send your suggestions and questions to iacpinfo@iacprx.org.
FDA's PCAC Meeting Scheduled for May 8-9, 2017


Last Friday, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) pre-published their Federal Register notice for the upcoming Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC) meeting on May 8-9, 2017. The notice of the meeting along with the agenda, meeting materials, public participation information/submissions and webcast information can be found by clicking here

Items nominated for the bulk list for discussion at this meeting are: nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide disodium reduced, nettle (Urtica dioica) whole plant, ubiquinol, vanadyl sulfate, and artemisinin. FDA is recommending that all of these items NOT be put on the bulks ("positive") list.

Click here for more details.
Drug Topics Interviews IACP on NECC Tragedy and the Future of Compounding

IACP's Executive Vice President John Voliva, RPh, is extensively quoted in a Drug Topics article this week, NECC and the Future of Compounding Pharmacy.

"The FDA and Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy," according to Voliva and many other members of the media, "had clear authority to investigate and take action that would have stopped the operations at New England Compounding Center, and both had been informed of problems there. Neither did."

Read the entire Drug Topics article and more of Voliva's comments here.
We're Up to 51 Signatures! 

TAKE ACTION by May 1st! Ask your Representatives to Sign Letter to FDA 

Please contact your respective Congressional representatives, asking them to join Congressmen Stewart and Carter in signing a bipartisan communique to FDA! 

THANK YOU! To date, 430 messages have been sent to the Hill and 51 House signatures have been obtained! We are not publishing the signature list at this point. If you would like to know if your Representative has signed on, please email dagmar@iacprx.org

Please note: Representative Stewart's office extended the signature deadline to Monday, May 1st. Please continue contacting your respective offices as we continue this campaign.

Let's try to get as many signatures as we can and send a strong message to FDA that the Agency must follow the 2016 Omnibus appropriations language!


April 12th IACP Town Hall Recording Available

Thanks to all IACP Members who joined our Town Hall last week! Did you miss it? We recorded it for you. Please visit here to listen. Please note you will need to login to the IACP Members only site to access this recording.

IACP's Executive Vice President John Voliva, RPh and the Government Affairs Team, Cynthia Blankenship and David Pore, provided an update on recent D.C. efforts, the DQSA Coalition and the Rep. Stewart/Carter letter to FDA. Be sure to check out the recording.



Public Affairs Industry Partner Update in Dallas, Tonight!

Join us tonight as  IACP, National Community Pharmacists Association and PCCA provide the latest legislative and regulatory news, and efforts to protect your patients' access to compounded medications. 

Please click here for more information.
 
IACP Foundation News

IACP Foundation is proud to announce the publication of one of our grants awarded to Samford University. Your donations and support of the IACP Foundation and the Rx Mixer help us fund research like this.

Click here for the abstract:

Development and Application of a High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Stability-Indicating Assay for Beyond-Use Date Determination of Compounded Topical Gels Containing Multiple Active Drugs.


To see other projects the IACP Foundation has funded check out this link.

And the winners are...

IACP Foundation  is happy to announce the winners of the  2017 Student Travel Grant - Compounders on Capitol Hill  -  Paige Weaver  and  Daniel West !

To read more,  please click here.


Paige Weaver
 Ferris State University Big Rapids, Mich.

Daniel West
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

Are You Registered for CCH?

Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA), the only pharmacist in the United States Congress, will be kicking off Compounders on Capitol Hill 2017!

A longtime champion of pharmacy compounding and a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Congressman Carter will provide an update on what is currently happening in the United States Congress. You won't want to miss this exciting session, Sunday, June 11, 2017, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Stay Up with Your State Legislative and Regulatory News

Exclusive Member Benefit: New  Compounders Stateside Comprehensive Legislative and Regulation updates have been posted for you on IACP's website! Click here to view.
Help Keep Compounding Front & Center!

IACP is making real progress through our DQSA Coalition as well as your efforts in educating your respective congressional representatives. We have a lot more before us!  Please help us maintain the momentum by contributing today . Your support will allow us to represent your pharmacy's and your patients' issues!
Corporate Partner Spotlight: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding

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How to Protect and Prepare Your Pharmacy for FDA and State Board Inspections

Imagine the worst day - an unannounced FDA inspector arrives at your pharmacy. Now imagine that you are completely prepared because you had standard operating procedures (SOPs) from CompoundingToday.com and articles from the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (IJPC).

IACP is Building a New Advocacy Site - We Need Your Help


IACP is building a new advocacy program & website for Partnership for Personalized Prescriptions (P3) with a launch date next month! 

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We're looking for pharmacy compounding patient/practitioner testimonials, photos, videos, and editorial topics for a P3 newsletter that will be distributed to more than 150,000 P3 advocates!

This effort will only be successful if we can get our members behind our efforts. Please forward any story ideas, testimonials, photos, videos, etc. to IACP's VP of Communications Dagmar Anderson at dagmar@iacprx.org.

Keep the Ideas Coming - email Dagmar or call IACP at 281/933-8400.

Need CE, ASAP?

If you need CE credit, check out IACP AdvanCE's on-demand library. The library houses more than 100 programs on a variety of pharmacy topics. Please click here to access the self-paced programs.

Featured Webinar Programs:

Compounding Pharmacy Enforcement Update: Nationwide Increase in Civil and Criminal Investigations

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