Bi-weekly Member Newsletter                                         August 11, 2017
Keep up-to-date with the latest legislative and regulatory news. Visit IACP's websiteArchived  Capitol Connections  newsletters here. Send your suggestions and questions to  iacpinfo@iacprx.org .
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IACP EVP Cynthia Blankenship, ESQ.

USP Healthcare Quality & Safety Resources - IACP is pleased to send you information on several invaluable USP resources, including a new chart providing each state's current adoption status of USP's General Chapter <800>. We are always looking for tools we believe will be beneficial for your pharmacy practices. More details here!

As part of Executive Vice President Cynthia Blankenship's new initiatives - IACP is revitalizing our Membership Survey efforts so that we are keeping in touch with you and regularly engaging your opinions. And, most importantly, communicating the changes we're making based on your opinions. Stay tuned for a membership survey being emailed to you in the next couple of weeks! 

Keep the Momentum Going - please Contribute to IACP's One Fund. Make the donation that will help preserve patient access to compounded medications and help support IACP's HR 2871 efforts. IACP is working to Protect, Promote & Advance Pharmacy Compounding.

Now thru August - Sign Up your Staff for 25% off NEW IACP Memberships. New Staff Compounding Pharmacist, Non-Compounding Pharmacist/Retired/Full-Time Faculty, Technician and Friends of Compounding memberships. Use code CCH25, click here to save!
Federal Advocacy

The DQSA Coalition, a broad cross-section of organizations representing varied healthcare providers, 39 state pharmacy associations, pharmacists and patients, recently sent a letter of support to U.S. Representatives Morgan Griffith (VA) and Henry Cuellar (TX), Sponsors of HR 2871, The Preserving Patient Access to Compounded Medications Act. Read more here.

HR 2871 has  18 Cosponsors ! Has Your Representative Signed On?  Sending a direct communication to your Representative will only take a few minutes with IACP's easy-to-use Voter Voice action alert platform. HR 2871 will help protect access to compounded medications on which your patients rely. 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.  Act, Today !

Have you used IACP's Congressional Recess Packet, yet? IACP has provided the tools you need to host a successful congressional district visit as the 115th U.S. Congress goes on summer recess until September 4, 2017. This Congressional Recess, it's crucial to ask your Member of Congress for their support of HR 2871 introduced by Congressman Morgan Griffith (VA) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX). Check out IACP's Congressional Packet!
Click here to send a direct message to your Representatives:
Support HR 2871 !
State Advocacy

Compounders Stateside is IACP's members-only one-stop resource for state legislative and regulatory updates! Be sure to visit weekly for the latest activity in your state. 

Please click here to view this week's Compounding Legislation Report.  Please click here to view this week's Compounding Regulation Report.
Grassroots



IACP Launches Brand-New Compounding Advocacy Website for Patients and Providers! The  Partnership for Personalized Prescriptions (P3)  Website Features the Ability to Send Direct Messages to Congress, Share Patient Testimonials, Keep up with Compounding News & More! Check it out

Take Action! Tell Your Patients and Providers to Ask their Representatives to Support HR 2871 - The Preserving Patient Access to Compounded Medications Act - By visiting P3's Congressional Action Alert site, advocates can instantly send a direct message to their Congressional Representatives, asking them to cosponsor the bipartisan legislation, HR 2871. Visit P3's Congressional Action Alert site. It's easy to use and will only take a few minutes to send an important HR 2871 message to Congress.

IACP MEMBERS: We NEED your patient stories - how have compounded medications helped your community? Please email Dagmar Anderson, IACP VP Communications, at dagmar@iacprx.org.

Keep the Momentum Going!  Please  Contribute to IACP's One Fund!
Events & Education Update


Meet your new IACP Executive Vice President Cynthia Blankenship, Esq at #CompCon2017!


Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach 
Fort Lauderdale, Fla
January 24-27, 2018!  #EduCon2018

Registration is OPEN for IACP's Educational ConferenceFort Lauderdale, Fla, January 24-27, 2018! Enjoy southern Florida's soothing coastal ambience at the gorgeous Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach with every hotel room providing a beautiful ocean view! 
More details here!
Corporate Member Spotlight: IMI

Increase pharmacy productivity and safety with innovative and economical devices designed to protect your compounded preparations.

For over 45 years, IMI has worked closely with pharmacists and compounding professionals to create innovative products that meet very specialized needs.

One of the most commonly used product is the Prep-Sealâ„¢ Luer Lock Caps. This cap is ideal for the closure of batch preparations. Our unique tray design allows the practitioner to attach the Luer Lock cap directly from the tray, minimizing touch contamination. More information here!

Corporate Member News
  • Save the Date for PCCA's 2017 International Seminar, October 4-7, 2017 in Houston, TX. IACP's Executive Vice President Cynthia Blankenship will be a featured speaker! More information here.  
  • The International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (IJPC) features an IACP Legislative & Regulatory Update. Check out the July/August edition here!

IACP Compounder Calendar

IACP's Compounder Calendar is your one-stop resource for all things compounding! Compounder Calendar provides a comprehensive listing of compounding events and continuing education programs.
IACP Foundation Update

Do you know who currently serves on the IACP Foundation Board

Click here to view your 2017 Foundation Board Members!
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