Bi-weekly Member Newsletter                                       August 25, 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 .

Cynthia Blankenship speaks at The Compound Conference!  L to R:  Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) Executive Director Ernest E. Boyd, PharmD (Hon), CAE; Erin Lupton, PharmD, Outpatient Staff Pharmacist, Nationwide Children's Hospital; IACP Executive Vice President Cynthia Blankenship, Esq.; IACP Member and OPA Compounding SIG Chair Tony Buchta, RPh, MBA, Owner, Central Ohio Compounding Pharmacy.
IACP Initiatives - A Report Card! Keep tuning in to IACP's Executive Vice President (EVP) Cynthia Blankenship's Member Initiatives to see where we're making progress and what we're checking off the list!  You asked IACP for several key changes - and we're making them! IACP is in the midst of reviewing & revitalizing ALL of our current programs. We want to ensure we're completely in tune with our membership, providing you with what you need. We're looking at virtually everything and asking - does this truly serve our members? Are we providing information in a way that's timely, helpful and user friendly? And bottom-line - does it benefit you the member, your pharmacy, and your ability to serve your patients. Do you have suggestions or questions? Please email

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! 

Meet Your Board and EVP! IACP wants you to have access to the EVP, the staff, as well as the Board of Directors. Stay up-to-date on where IACP's Executive Vice President Cynthia Blankenship, Esq. is traveling, and set-up meetings or come by and say hi! We want to hear from you! Since becoming EVP just a few short weeks ago - Cynthia has been getting out on the road to speak at a number of events, keeping members updated on what's going on in the legislative/regulatory world of pharmacy compounding. She just returned from The Compound Conference in Columbus, Ohio! Keep up-to-date on Cynthia's whereabouts with the EVP Tracker and let her know if you would like to host a townhall or meeting at your pharmacy! Next on Cynthia's speaking engagement list:
Call for IACP Board of Directors Nominations - If you're interested in serving on the IACP Board of Directors, please let us know! The IACP Board of Directors develops the IACP Strategic Plan to set the direction for the organization, and serves as visionaries for the future of pharmacy compounding. Board members devote their time, energy and ideas to lead the organization forward and in turn, lead the compounding profession to greater success. Please email to let IACP know you'd like to serve on the Board.

Interested in Serving on an IACP Committee? IACP is looking for members who want to participate on our various IACP committees! IACP has a Committee for every type of skillset, and we would love to have your expertise! IACP is membership driven and depends upon the voices on the Committees to help set the path and agenda of the Academy. We need your voice and we need your expertise! IACP invites you to become involved in the future of pharmacy compounding by volunteering for an IACP committee. Please email to let us know you want to Get Involved!

Today's the Last Day to Register with a Discount! Through the IACP affiliate relationship with USP, we are so pleased to announce that USP is Offering IACP Members a Discount on the Fall Compounding and Hazardous Drugs Week Courses! Sign up by the end of today to receive the discount! You will need to be an IACP Member to access the USP document with discount codes! Thank You, IACP Affiliate USP, for this generous offer!

Let's Keep the Momentum Going - please Contribute to IACP's One Fund. We need your help - 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.

We need you on the Team! Join IACP and work with us to protect patient access to compounded medications - Take Action by August 31st! Sign Up your Staff for 25% off NEW IACP Memberships. Thanks to all who have taken advantage of this special offer! New Staff Compounding Pharmacist, Non-Compounding Pharmacist/Retired/Full-Time Faculty, Technician and Friends of Compounding memberships. Use code CCH25, and click here 
to save! 

MedQuest Pharmacy CEO Jeffery R. Bray explains why he is an IACP Member, and why he signed up his staff to join!  Read more.
Let's Keep the Momentum Going! 
Please Contribute to IACP's One Fund!
Federal Advocacy

Federal Legislation has been introduced and HR 2871 has 19 Cosponsors!   We need your help - 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!

The Congressional Recess Ends Soon. Have you used IACP's Congressional Recess Packet, yet? This is a very important district recess year!  With appropriations language being considered as soon as Congress returns, legislation collecting co-sponsors and many states moving forward with regulations, Make Your Voice Heard!  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 - The Preserving Patient Access to Compounded Medications Act of 2017 introduced by Congressman Morgan Griffith (VA) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX)Check out IACP's Congressional Packet! 
State Advocacy

IACP is Your One Stop Shop Resource for Compounding State Legislative and Regulatory Tracking! 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.

I ACP Keeps You Up to Date in Your STATE! IACP is ramping up all State efforts to not only track all State legislative and regulatory action, but also to let you know of opportunities to comment on State action! IACP also is drastically ramping up efforts to comment on State action impacting compounding! Stay tuned to your email for frequent state updates from IACP.  State Alerts this Week - Florida - August 22, 2017 - Florida Board of Pharmacy Proposes Compounding Rule Amendment. Comments due by September 8, 2017. Also lookout for changes to the IACP website in our website restructure that will allow you to not only track all state legislation and regulatory action as well as stay in the know on all opportunities to comment to State action, but will also allow you to see all IACP comments submitted to States!

USP General Chapter <800> State Adoption Status Chart - NASPA has developed a chart providing each state's current adoption status of USP's General Chapter <800>. Thank you, IACP Affiliate NASPA, for developing this invaluable tool!

IACP Launches New Compounding Advocacy Website for Patients and Providers -Partnership for Personalized Prescriptions (P3)! We've heard your concerns to get patients more involved and share their stories with Congress!  We have responded by creating the new Patient Advocacy website. This website Features the Ability to Send Direct Messages to Congress, Share Patient Testimonials, Keep up with Compounding News & More! We've developed clear, concise and easy to understand information about compounding. Working with our providers within the DQSA Coalition, we have identified the needs for compounding and the physicians that show great support to deliver a clear message to patients.  Check it out! 

Use the Patient Advocacy Website to 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


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Events & Education

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

Registration is OPEN for IACP's  Educational Conference ! Come join us to obtain CE by the Sea! Make plans to attend IACP's Educational Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, January 24-27, 2018! Enjoy southern Florida's soothing coastal ambience at the gorgeous Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach with every hotel room providing a gorgeous ocean view!  More details here !

NEW! IACP's Presidents Annual Gala - IACP will be premiering our First Presidents Annual Gala during the Educational Conference on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Infinity Ballroom at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach. Meet the new IACP Executive Vice President Cynthia Blankenship, Esq., and witness the installation of the IACP Board of Directors Officers! Enjoy an exquisite three-course meal, with your choice of Seared Sirloin Steak with Zinfandel Shallot Reduction, Petit Filet with Herb Grilled Jumbo Shrimp, Grilled Salmon with a Roasted Garlic-Lime Emulsion, or a delicious Vegetable Pad Thai. One complimentary drink ticket and live entertainment will be included with your Gala reservation. Tickets can be purchased during registration. Corporate Members - Please Contact IACP's  Ashlyn Grant for exciting sponsorship opportunities!

The Compound Conference Hosts 84 Attendees! The 3rd Annual Compound Conference, August 20, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio provided a comprehensive program of Continuing Education with captivating speakers, an Exhibit Hall featuring 11 leading companies, and many professional networking opportunities. Thank you for playing an active role in supporting compounding and in preserving patient access to vital compounded medications The future of your practice, your patients' well-being and your compounding profession depends in great part upon your participation at this important annual event.

A huge round of applause and thanks to The Compound Conference exhibitors: Cardinal Health OptiFreight Logistics; Eagle Analytical Services, E-Beam Services, Inc., Health Care Logistics; Lakeland Industries, Letco Medical; Pharmetric Laboratory; Q.I. Medical, Inc.; Spectrum Pharmacy Products.
Corporate Member Spotlight: BIOSRX, INC.

develops accurate metered-dose dispensing solutions for compounding pharmacies throughout North America. Founded by compounding pharmacists, BIOSRX is dedicated to serving our colleagues through innovation, and to improving patient care.

TICKERĀ® Transdermal Dispenser-The Syringe That Clicks! is an easy-to-use applicator that offers patients the ability to self-administer practically any dose of transdermal compounded preparations. Each CLICK delivers 0.05mL, empowering patients the ability to dial their dosage to optimal health! Unmatched precision, accuracy, and ease-of-use are the hallmarks of TICKERĀ®. 
Read more here!
IACP Welcomes Corporate Member: BioProtein Technology!

To learn more about BioProtein Technology, please visit
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

Are you familiar with the IACP Foundation's Research Initiatives? 

Click here to view published research articles and open research grants the Foundation has funded!
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