Bi-weekly Member Newsletter                                  September 8, 2017
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Pharmacists Helping Others - Hurricane Harvey devastated many areas along the South Texas Coast including the Houston area.  Read how IACP Members have helped their patients and communities navigate this disaster.  Access Resources , including the  IACP and NCPA Foundations Disaster Relief Fund efforts to help those in need. 

IACP Members in Hurricane Irma's path: Please stay safe as this dangerous hurricane approaches. Stay tuned as IACP will continue to update resources for our members.
                                              
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. Do you have suggestions or questions? Please email iacpinfo@iacprx.org.

EVP Tracker! Stay up-to-date on where IACP's Executive Vice President Cynthia Blankentship, Esq. is traveling, and set-up meetings or come by and say hi! We want to hear from you!  Next on Cynthia's speaking engagement list:
Membership Survey Coming! Stay tuned for a Member Survey being emailed this month! IACP will be keeping in touch with you and regularly engaging your opinions. And, most importantly - communicating back to you the changes we're making based on your opinions.


IACP Extends Membership Drive! Sign Up your Staff for 25% off NEW IACP Memberships. Share this with Your Colleagues! Due to the incredible number of members to join IACP during the membership drive and the interest expressed, IACP has extended our membership drive! Thank you to all the new IACP members and to the current IACP members that have shared their testimonials about what value they receive from IACP. YOU made these efforts a success! Thank you for your membership! Use code CCH25, and click here to save

Call for IACP Board of Directors Nominations! Stay tuned to your email next week for IACP's Call for Nominations and the Election Cycle for the Board of Directors, including a 2017 Nomination Form! Get involved with YOUR IACP Board of Directors! 

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 on the voices on the Committees to help set the path and agenda of the Academy. Please email iacpinfo@iacprx.org to let us know you want to Get Involved!

Let's Keep the Momentum Going - please Contribute to IACP's One Fund. We need your help Today!  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.
Let's Keep the Momentum Going! 
Please Contribute to IACP's One Fund!
Federal Advocacy

IACP & DQSA Coalition Hosting HR 2871 Congressional Briefing on September 13th! IACP is ramping up our HR 2871 and patient access educational efforts with a
Congressional Briefing and Compounding Speaker Panel on Wednesday, September 13th, at 12 pm at the Rayburn House Office Building in D.C.!  HELP US  get out this Congressional Briefing Flyer and Congressional briefing packet ( background documents supporting documents ) to your Congressional offices, and let's get as many people to this briefing as we can!  Preserving Patient Access is a Patient Safety Issue! Let's keep fighting for our patients' access to the life-saving medications on which they rely! 

HR 3354 Amendment Vote: Next Steps - IACP extends heartfelt thanks to our champion,  Congressman Buddy Carter (GA) , who heroically pushed for an HR 3354 amendment, as well as  every Member of Congress who stood with patients and  voted YES  to protect and preserve patient access to vital medications Read our member alert for critical Next Steps and how YOU can help us continue our fight for patient access to life-saving compounded meds.

We Now Have 26 HR 2871 Cosponsors! Let's Keep Increasing Support! 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 most importantly, better balance public safety and patient access. Act, Today!


IACP's Congressional Recess Packet in Action! Thank You IACP Members for Inviting Your Congressional Representatives to Your Pharmacies and Getting the Word Out on HR 2871! IACP Member Jason Jerusik, PharmD, Advanced Rx, in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., hosted Congressman Patrick Meehan (PA) to obtain his support for HR 2871: 
The Preserving Patient Access to Compounded Medications Act of 2017 
introduced by Congressman Morgan Griffith (VA) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX). Jason says, "IACP's Congressional recess packet was incredibly helpful in setting up, planning, and responding to a visit by a member of congress. Thank you IACP for being such a great resource!" 

The Congressional Recess officially has ended; but, IACP's Recess Packet still has invaluable HR 2871 talking points! Keep using this information in your conversations and visits with Congress!
State Advocacy

IACP is Your Resource for Compounding State Legislative and Regulatory Tracking! Be sure to visit weekly for the latest activity in your state. 

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 is drastically ramping up efforts to comment on State action impacting compounding! Stay tuned to your email for frequent state updates. 

TODAY - State Alerts Florida  - September 8, 2017 - IACP Submits Comments to the Florida State Board of Pharmacy on Office-Use Compounding.

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!
Grassroots


Tell Your Patients and Providers to sign up for the P3 Patient Advocacy Website! We not only asked IACP members to take quick action this week, an action alert was sent to the Partnership for Personalized Prescriptions (P3) advocates comprising more than 150,000 supporters of compounded medications. Our patient advocates came out strong, calling their representatives right up until the vote with their personal testimonials!

"My congressional staffer asked a few questions about why I had called. I answered that I received compounding medicines as part of a wellness program, and wanted to be sure to be able to get those in the future. She said she was glad to hear from someone who received the compounding meds  as a patient . She also said she would pass the information onto Representative Cleaver and thanked me for calling." -  Jean K.

All of these efforts make a critical difference. That's why we need our IACP members' help to encourage more people to  Join P3 and to  Share their Stories ! So many of our own IACP members have joined the P3 effort. Share this resource with everyone in your communities - your patients, your providers, your staff, your friends and family. 

Your Patients and Providers are Asking their Representatives to Support HR 2871! And, this week's P3 Action Alert spurred even more advocate action! Encourage your patients and providers to visit  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 Climo, IACP VP Communications, at dagmar@iacprx.org .

News

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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!
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

Help Your Fellow Pharmacists with  IACP and NCPA Foundations' Disaster Relief Fund ! Access a  donation form here .
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