Bi-weekly Member Newsletter                                                May 4, 2017

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We're Up to 56 Signatures! 

Deadline Extended to May 19th! Ask 
your Representatives to Sign FDA Letter

The Congressmen Chris Stewart/Buddy Carter Congressional Letter to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been EXTENDED to FRIDAY, MAY 19th!

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

Extension was granted by the Representatives' offices in order to accommodate two DQSA Coalition legislative fly-ins (opportunity for these fly-ins to generate more signatures), and because Dr. Scott Gottlieb's FDA Commissioner Confirmation will be occurring later this month.

WE NOW HAVE 56 HOUSE SIGNATURES - let's push it to 60!! Please email to check whether your Representative has signed the letter.

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! 

VIN News Services Covers California State Board Meeting

The VIN News Service this week covered a California State Board of Pharmacy Enforcement and Compounding Committee compounding regulation meeting. "Difficulties faced by California veterinarians in obtaining compounded drugs for their patients aren't likely to be resolved any time soon, judging by the outcome of the recent meeting of the California State Board of Pharmacy Enforcement and Compounding Committee."
IACP Member Bruce Dell, BS PharmRoadrunner Pharmacy in Phoenix, Ariz., is quoted in the  VIN News article, "Confusion Ensues During Veterinary-compounding Discussion - California Regulators Grapple with Applying New Rules."
According to Dell, "There is no way for a veterinarian to know in advance the species, weight and dose [of a potential patient]," Dell said. "Absence of clinic stock delays treatment." 

State Updates

The California State Board of Pharmacy has issued an emergency meeting in order for compounders to voice their concerns about the current compounding regulations that took effect on January 1, 2017.

There will be an emergency meeting in Orange County on June 2, 2017. The location has not yet been determined. Please check back to the Board's website for updates

Keep 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.
REMINDER: FDA's PCAC Meeting Scheduled for May 8-9, 2017

The FDA's Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC) meeting will be held 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.
IACP Launches Advocacy Site - Partnership for Personalized Prescriptions (P3)!

IACP is launching new advocacy program & website for Partnership for Personalized Prescriptions (P3)! Be sure to visit and JOIN P3. Invite your patients, physicians and local community to join as well. 

Together - Let's Educate, Advocate, Protect & Advance Patients' Access to Customized Medications.

Like P3 on Facebook and Twitter! Share our P3 Posts with your Audiences! 

WE NEED YOUR ONGOING 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 Keep the Ideas Coming - email Dagmar or call IACP at 281/933-8400.
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!
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Upcoming IACP and IACP Foundation Events!

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