The voice for compounding pharmacy  |  March 22, 2019
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IACP President's message

I hope you have seen the adventures of IACP's new EVP Scott Brunner on social media. Talk about a busy first few weeks on the job! 
Please follow IACP on social media (see the item below on how to do that) so you can be in the know on all that we are doing. Three weeks into the job, Scott is on the go and on the road! He has visited IACP headquarters to meet with the Houston staff. He has met with some key leaders in the industry and has more meetings scheduled. This week he made a loop through the southeast. Don't be surprised if he pops by for a visit. There is no better way to learn about compounding and the issues we face than a visit in your store.
Also, this week, your IACP Board of Directors approved an 18-month strategic stability plan aimed at invigorating our association and moving the needle on issues that matter to you, our member. The four prongs of that plan are:
Membership growth and retention, all aimed at strengthening our base and our effectiveness as the voice for compounding pharmacy.
* Revenue growth and expense reduction  in order to stabilize our organization and prepare it for the next phase of success.
* Public policy effectiveness  that results in some wins in Washington and a fair, reasonable regulatory framework for your business.
Addressing the ethical issues and negative news in compounding - and demonstrating to policymakers and news media the real value you provide to your patients.
In the months ahead, you'll see a laser-like focus on these four goals. Stay tuned, and watch as we grow and go!
Now is the time to register for CCH! We are working with our champions in DC to reintroduce our legislation. We need you there to get your legislators to sign on as sponsors of the bill. You are a vital part of this being a successful effort. Join me there!

Jennifer Burch, PharmD, RPh, CDE
IACP President

A little less conversation, a little more action?!
Don't just talk about the challenges facing your compounding pharmacy.
Join us in Washington, DC, on May 21 and help us do something about them.
Compounders on Capitol Hill  is your once-a-year opportunity to join with fellow compounding pharmacy owners from across America to tell members of Congress about the effects of regulatory overreach on your patients and the real value you provide in helping those patients live healthier lives. 
When you invest time and money to travel to DC and meet with your members of Congress on their turf, they take notice. They listen. And we get things done for compounding.
Join us May 18-21 in Washington, D.C. for IACP's  25th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill .   Register today , and be sure to plan to stay through Tuesday, May 21st for congressional visits on Capitol Hill.
Don't just talk about the struggles you face. Attend Compounders on Capitol Hill and help us do something about those struggles.
(Don't forget to book your room at the Renaissance Washington at the discounted CCH room rate of $229. And hurry! Our room block will be full before you know it ...)
We've added two great panel discussions to the CCH agenda ...
This week we added two panel discussions to the education schedule for CCH:
  • Sunday, May 19: A 'how-to' session on USP compliance (just in time, right?).
  • Monday, May 20: "Coming to Consensus on Public Policy Priorities in Compounding," a panel discussion featuring industry lobbyists David Pore, Amy Shank, Aaron Lopez, and Jim Rock. 
You don't need to miss either one. Register here.
IACP submits PCAC nominations
IACP nominated the following four compounding pharmacists to serve as nonvoting representatives on FDA's Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC):
  • Rich Moon of Pharmacy Innovations
  • Gus Bassani of PCCA
  • Matt Martin of PCCA
  • Erik Tosh of Letco Medical
Selected members will serve a four-year term beginning Nov. 1, 2019. IACP also submitted a letter of interest to participate in the selection process.
On the road with IACP's EVP
IACP's Scott Brunner has been on the road this week visiting compounding pharmacies in the deep south. Shown below are photos from visits to:
  • Wellness Pharmacy in Homewood, Alabama
  • Innovation Compounding Pharmacy in Kennesaw, Georgia
  • Woodstock Pharmacy in Woodstock, Georgia
  • Cherokee Custom Script in Holly Springs, Georgia
  • Stanley Specialty Pharmacy in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Central Compounding Center South in Durham, North Carolina

A couple of USP <800> compliance resources...
Did you know USP has FAQs on USP <800>?  Check out the Hazardous Drug Consensus Statement from Compounding Today.  Also this, Fagron is offering a two day class USP <800> Deconstructed.
Follow us...
As the voice for pharmacy compounding, IACP is active on social media. Join - and continue - the conversation by following us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn today.
  • On Twitter: Search @IACPrx and click "follow."
  • On Facebook: Search for International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists and "like" our page.
  • On LinkedIn: Search for International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists and join our group.
Other stuff worth reading
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.

It's an investment with a return... Please INVEST in IACP's One Fund and help preserve patient access to compounded medications via IACP's advocacy efforts!
Want to represent IACP at an industry meeting? Be an ambassador ...
IACP's Ambassador Program gives members an opportunity to represent IACP as an ambassador at certain professional conferences and meeting. In return, IACP Ambassadors receive discounts on registration to IACP events and other benefits.  If you're planning to attend any of the meetings below and would like to represent us, fill out the IACP Ambassador Online Application today and become an IACP ambassador.
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