Bi-weekly Member Newsletter                                             February 2, 2017
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Message from President Baylor Rice, RPh, FIACP

IACP Members: I am very honored to serve as your President!  Thank you for your support as we prepare for a successful 2017.

The IACP Board, Members, Corporate Partners, Affiliates and supporters of pharmacy compounding have built a stronger association over the last few years. Last year was an extremely active one led by IACP Chairman and Immediate Past President Gary McCrory, RPh, CCN.

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TAKE ACTION! Ask your Representatives to Sign onto a Letter to FDA by Feb 17th!

U.S. Congressmen Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Buddy Carter (R-GA) are leading the effort to gather signatures on a letter to FDA expressing strong disappointment on their final  Guidance for Industry (GFI) issued December 29, 2016, which completely prohibits office-use compounding under state pharmacy laws.

In Memoriam: Robert Hoye, CRPh, FIACP

Longtime  IACP Member  Robert Hoye, CRPh, FIACP , Hoye's Pharmacy in Tampa, Fla, passed away on January 19th . Our deepest condolences to his wife, Kathy, friends and family. A Facebook Page  has been established by his family to share your memories.  He will be greatly missed. 
DQSA Coalition January Update

The IACP-led DQSA Coalition meets monthly, hitting the ground running with the first meeting of 2017. Click here to view the items discussed and actions on which the DQSA Coalition is currently working.
New IACP Fellow to be Inducted at #EduCon2017!

Congratulations to IACP Member Nancy Stoehr, PharmD, FACA, Skywalk Pharmacy / Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in Mequon, Wis., who will be inducted as an IACP Fellow during the ACA IACP ACVP Educational Conference being held February 22-25, 2017, in San Diego, Calif. More information about the IACP Fellowship program here.
Exclusive Member Benefit: New  Compounders Stateside Comprehensive Legislative and Regulation updates have been posted for you on IACP's website! Click here to view.
H.R. 592 Reintroduced: Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement 

U.S. Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-KY), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Tom Reed (R-NY) and Ron Kind (D-WI) along with 104 of their colleagues have reintroduced the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (H.R. 592 for the second straight Congress). The Patient Access to Pharmacists Care Coalition PAPCC  Steering Committee sent a support letter  to Representative Guthrie's office last week and distributed a press release.  As a reminder, the Senate companion (S. 109) was introduced by a group of 27 bipartisan cosponsors on January 12th. Click here for more information.
NCPA Reports CMS has Released Part D DIR Fee Analysis 

From NCPA: "The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is pleased to report that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released an analysis related to Part D DIR fees and the impact of these fees on the Part D program. The CMS analysis is an important step toward greater transparency and program integrity for Medicare Part D and we are pleased that CMS has heard our concerns over the past two years and is working to provide more clarity surrounding the #1 advocacy priority for NCPA members. NCPA will continue the fight against these egregious retroactive fees on behalf of independent community pharmacy."  More information here.

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!
Welcome New Corporate Partners

Congratulations 2017 #EduCon2017 Fund-the-Future Winners!

The American College of Apothecaries (ACA), International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP), and American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP) are pleased to award travel grants to four pharmacy student members to attend the 2017 ACA IACP ACVP Educational Conference.
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