Bi-weekly Member Newsletter                                                March 9, 2017
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TAKE ACTION! Ask your Representatives to Sign onto a Letter to FDA 

Please contact your respective Congressional representatives, asking them to join Congressmen Stewart and Carter in signing a bipartisan communique to FDA! Click here to read the letter.

THANK YOU! To date, 297 messages have been sent to the Hill and 35 House signatures have been obtained! We are not publishing the signature list at this point. If you would like to know if your Representative has signed on, please email

Please note: Representative Stewart's office has extended the signature deadline to March 31st. Please continue contacting your respective offices as we continue this campaign.

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!

P&T Committee Interviews IACP on FDA & GAO Compounding Reports

IACP Executive Vice President John Voliva, RPh, provides perspective on the  Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and  U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO) compounding reports in a  P&T Community article.  Please click here to read.  

From NCPA -  Bill to Bar Retroactive Pharmacy DIR Feeds Introduced in Senate

Following weeks of behind-the-scenes work by the  NCPA  members and staff, bipartisan legislation that would prohibit Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) from imposing retroactive direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees on pharmacies was introduced in the Senate Feb. 16 and endorsed by NCPA. The chief sponsors are Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.). An identical House bill was dropped Feb. 14. 

Click here to read more.

Click here to read NCPA's comments regarding PBMs in a  Chain Drug Review article.
Congratulations, New IACP Fellow Nancy Stoehr!

Congratulations to IACP Member Nancy Stoehr, PharmD, FIACP, FACA, Concordia University of Wisconsin, for being awarded an IACP Fellowship during the Educational Conference in San Diego! More information about IACP's Fellowship program can be found  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.
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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Rep. Jim Jordan and IACP Member Michael Blaire, RPh
IACP Member News

U.S. Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) visited IACP Member Michael Blaire, RPh and the Diamondback Drugs staff in Scottsdale, Ariz., recently. He toured the pharmacy and discussed various pharmacy issues, including the Representative Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Buddy Carter (R-GA) letter to FDA regarding office-use compounding. Congressman Jordan agreed to sign this letter after hearing about the obstacles to patient access!

Lucy Malmberg, RPh, FACA, FACVP

Congratulations to IACP Member/Former Board Member Lucy Malmberg, RPh, FACA, FACVP, chairman of the board of Wedgewood Pharmacy in Swedesboro, N.J., for receiving the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists 2017 Earl W. "Bill" Bradley Award! More information here.

IACP Corporate Partner News

MEDISCA is proud to announce that all its facilities have achieved Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors (VAWD) accreditation! Learn more about this achievement here.
IACP Affiliate News

Thank you,  IACP Affiliate  for featuring IACP in your  2017 Pharmacy Platinum Pages !   Click here to view . IACP and IACP Foundation can be found on pages 61 and 167, respectively.

The latest PCAB Today Newsletter is available - Click here to view!

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