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Capitol Connections Archive [May 3, 2013] [5/03/2013]
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IACP Takes Lead on Senate Compounding Legislation

Save the Date: IACP Member Town Hall, May 8th

IACP Launches Extensive Media Tour

Still Time to Register for IACP’s Compounders on Capitol Hill!

Events & Education


Join Us for the Next IACP AdvanCE LIVE Webinar on Thursday, May 16th!

IACP’s VP of Government Affairs Sarah Dodge-Palmer and IACP’s EVP/CEO David G. Miller, RPh, will be presenting, Being a Successful Advocate - Working with Your State and Federal Representatives, on Thursday, May 16 at 1:00 pm CT (11:00 PT / 12:00 MT / 2:00 ET).

Learn from an expert about the tips and techniques to becoming a true grassroots advocate for your needs from an expert who lives and breathes compounding -- IACP’s own full-time D.C.-based lobbyist! In preparation for face-to-face visits with Congressional and Senatorial delegations at IACP’s Compounders on Capitol Hill (CCH), or if you are participating in our new “Virtual Hill Day” by calling your representatives from your pharmacy, you’ll want to know the issues and initiatives of organized compounders. This year, with pending legislation affecting both human and veterinary compounding, every pharmacist and technician needs to prepare to talk with legislators about the impact new laws may have on business and professional practice.

IACP Technician or Student Pharmacist Members – $25
IACP Pharmacist Members – $45
Non-members – $70

To receive CE credit, you must submit your NABP e-Profile ID and birth date! Click here for more information!

USP on Compounding Available from IACP!

IACP is proudly partnering with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) on their USP on Compounding : A Guide for the Compounding Practitioner, which includes all the compounding-related general chapters from the United States Pharmacopeia–National Formulary (USP–NF). Click here for more information.


May 3, 2013

IACP Takes Lead on Senate Compounding Legislation

After months of intensive work with Congress, the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) is directly involved in proposing revisions and recommendations to the Senate HELP draft legislation on pharmacy compounding oversight.  That draft, released on April 26, 2013, has many potentially harmful provisions which your Academy is fighting to remove.  These include:

  • Restrictions on veterinary compounding.
  • Elimination of office-use compounding.
  • Elimination of anticipatory compounding.
  • An exemption for hospitals and health-systems from any oversight.

Today, May 3, 2013, IACP is submitting recommended revisions of the legislation with explanatory notes to the Senate Committee.  Those documents, once received by Congress, will be shared with all IACP members. 

Next week, on Thursday, May 9, IACP will be the only organization representing the professional and business interest of pharmacy compounders in a formal hearing before the Senate.   

Click here to read the entire article. 

Save the Date: IACP Member Town Hall, May 8th

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
2:00 pm EDT – 1:00 pm CDT – 12:00 pm MDT – 11:00 am PDT
Topic:  IACP Responds to Draft Senate Bill on Pharmacy Compounding

IACP is the only voice of compounding specifically invited to testify at a special hearing before the Senate on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Be part of an important briefing on our response to the Senate HELP Committee’s draft legislation on expanded oversight of pharmacy compounding and the issues we will raise in oral testimony before the Senate. A fax is being sent to all IACP Members with call-in information.

IACP Launches Extensive Media Tour

In the months following the fungal meningitis outbreak, which has now left over 50 dead and more than 700 sickened, the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) has proactively educated the media, public, and policymakers on the role of compounding pharmacy in our health care system.

As we work to increase understanding of the compounding profession, its high-quality standards, and code of ethics, the unsettling facts of this tragedy continue to be misunderstood.
Not only was the New England Compounding Center deemed an illegal drug manufacturer by its Board of Pharmacy – shipping hundreds of contaminated injectable medications across state lines – the FDA had the authority to take action against NECC well before it did harm. The FDA has authority to inspect all pharmacies, including compounders, as well as the Congressional authority to oversee and regulate prescription drug manufacturers.
To clarify this and many other misconceptions, IACP launched a national media tour, which to date has included interviews with the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, ABC News, CBS News, Boston Globe, New England Cable News, USA Today, Bloomberg News and The MetroWest Daily News. Our primary goal is to reinforce the industry’s reputation and role as a vital service that’s depended upon by millions of patients. In order to continue to meet the needs of patients and protect the public, we have recommended state regulation changes that will make compounded medications safer without restricting pharmacies’ ability to provide vital, and in some cases life-sustaining, medication to patients. If clarifications are needed to existing federal law, we are open to those discussions as well.

Please click here to read the entire article.

USA Today editorial by IACP's David G. Miller, RPh, EVP/CEO. "We're Dedicated to Patient's Health: Another View"

IACP is continuing to get the word out about pharmacy compounding and the invaluable services our members provide to patients and their practitioners each and every day. Please click here to read a USA Today editorial provided by IACP's David G. Miller, RPh, Executive Vice President/CEO, "We're Dedicated to Patient's Health: Another View."  

George J. Malmberg, Chief Executive Officer of Wedgewood Pharmacy, Passes Away


IACP sends its sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of George J. Malmberg, RPh, FACA, FACVP, who passed on April 22, 2013. A long-time IACP Member, George served on the IACP Board, and was Vice President from 1995 to 1997. He was an integral part of the formation of IACP's advocacy organization, P2C2. Please click here to read more about George's life and the contributions he made to pharmacy compounding.

USP Unveils New Brand/Logo


The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) proudly debuts its new logo and tagline. Click here to read more about the strategy and positioning behind USP's new brand.

IACP Welcomes New Corporate Partners

The IACP Corporate Partner program engages corporate leaders in the pharmacy compounding community by connecting them with IACP’s more than 2,700 pharmacists, technicians, students, and members of the compounding community.  We encourage all IACP members to support these corporate partners that are instrumental in our joint effort to protect and grow this vital part of quality health care. Thank you for your continued support of pharmacy compounding!


It's not too Late to Register to Attend IACP’s Compounders on Capitol Hill!

 The 19th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill (CCH) will be held June 1-4, 2013 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. Located only two miles from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), the Crystal Gateway Marriott offers immediate lobby access to Washington, D.C.’s world-famous Metro system and a quick ride to all the museums, sights, restaurants, and even the Capital. Selecting a new hotel is part of a strategic plan to bring attendees and exhibitors much needed meeting space, a larger exhibit hall, discounted parking to encourage local compounders’ participation, and a considerably lower hotel group rate.

The deadline to receive the group rate is on or before 6:00 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Reservations made after this date can only be accepted on a space and rate-available basis. To reserve your hotel room online, click here.

To register, please download the Onsite Registration Form here. If you have questions regarding Compounders on Capitol Hill, please contact the IACP Registrar Lauren Perez at or by phone at 281.933.8400.

Compounders on Capitol Hill

June 1-4, 2013
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Don’t miss the only pharmacy compounding event that takes our issues directly to Washington, D.C.’s doorstep. Register today!

You Asked for it and We’re Delivering it – a New Marketing Track!

In 2013, Compounders on Capitol Hill is introducing a new Marketing Track for the non-marketer and marketer looking for innovative ideas. Develop a comprehensive marketing plan you can implement directly into your practice. Bring your marketing representatives to take part in new targeted sessions on how to market and promote your business. Things are shifting and it’s important you are aware of what will affect you and the pharmacy.  

To learn more about the sessions featured in the new Marketing Track, click here.

Scot Maitland: Why You Need to Participate in the New Marketing Track!

IACP Member Scot Maitland, BAAS, publisher of Pharmacy Marketing Quarterly & Co-Founder of discusses the new marketing tracks added to the program at this year’s Compounders on Capitol Hill (CCH). On both Sunday, June 2 and Monday, June 3 take part in the Promoting Your Compounding Pharmacy Services Track and the Developing and Implementing a Marketing Plan Track. In the Ask the Marketer panel discussion hear from our three Marketing speakers on a variety of topics submitted by you!  Email your questions for the panel to

Click the image below to watch a brief overview of what to expect from Scot Maitland, BAAS at Compounders on Capitol Hill.

International IACP Member Travels from Nigeria to Attend IACP’s 19th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill (CCH)

  •  Why do you feel it’s important for International IACP Members to play an active role in their profession?

The entire world, popularly tagged ‘global village’ is rapidly changing and the dynamics also play out in every facet of human endeavors including the practice of compounding. It is therefore important for IACP to play an active

role in the evolving world order so as to safeguard the interest of the members, the profession, and most importantly the interest of the teeming patients benefiting from the novel works of compounding.

To view this article in its entirety, please click here.

IACP’s David G. Miller, RPh, Executive Vice President & CEO talks with

Recently, IACP’s David G. Miller, RPh, Executive Vice President & CEO spoke with Todd Eury, founder of, discussing the latest legislative activities IACP currently is working on behalf of pharmacy compounding. David  provided an overview of what you can expect at  IACP’s 19th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill.

Click above to listen to the interview with IACP’s David G. Miller, RPh.

Compounders on Capitol Hill
June 1-4, 2013
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Thank you to our Exhibitors and Meeting Sponsors!

We would like to thank the following exhibitors for their commitment to Compounders on Capitol Hill: AirClean Systems; American College of Apothecaries (ACA); Analytical Research Laboratories (ARL); Associates of Cape Cod, Inc.; ATS Labs; B&B Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; bioMérieux; Charles River Laboratory; Digi-Trax Corporation; DYNA Labs; Eagle Analytical Services; EMD Millipore; Exakt Technologies, Inc.; Fagron (formally Gallipot); Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Health Engineering Systems; Humco Compounding; International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (IJPC); International Medical Industries, Inc.; IsoTech Design; Letco Medical; Life File; Live Oak Bank; Mar Cor Purification; MEDISCA; PCAB; PCCA; Pharmacy Marketing Quarterly; RxCoop, LLC; RXinsider; Storey Marketing;Torpac Capsules; U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention; and ZRT Laboratory, LLC.

To learn more about the exhibitors and meeting sponsors, click here.

Reserve your hotel room online by clicking here.

IACP is Headed to Chicago on July 25, 2013!

The IACP Regional Education Meeting brings 2.0 contact hours (.20 CEUs) of live pharmacy law continuing education credit to pharmacists and technicians all across the United States. You don’t want to miss this in-depth presentation on legislative and regulatory issues that affect you and your practice by IACP’s Executive Vice President and CEO David G. Miller, RPh.

The seminar is designed for any pharmacist, technician or pharmacy student currently involved in or interested in building their understanding about compounding pharmacy.  Whether you’re a veteran compounder or just thinking about implementing this critical health service for your community, we hope you’ll join us for an evening of education and fellowship. For more information, please visit

Prospective Cities in 2013 include:

  • Chicago, Illinois – July 25, 2013

         7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
         Martin Avenue Pharmacy
         1247 Rickert Drive, Naperville, Ilinois 60540

Registration opening shortly!

  • Austin, Texas – August 2013
  • Houston, Texas – August 2013
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma – September 2013
  • Salt Lake City, Utah – September 2013

Prospective Cities in 2014 include:

  •  Birmingham, Alabama
  •  Phoenix, Arizona
  •  Conway, Arkansas
  •  Boston, Massachusetts
  •  Raleigh, North Carolina
  •  Salt Lake City, Utah

Would You Like to Sponsor or Host an IACP Regional Education Meeting in Your City?
If you would like IACP to plan a Regional Education Meeting in your city, please email Michelle Greene or call 281.933.8400. For more information on sponsorship, please click here. For more information on hosting, please click here.

IACP Calendar

IACP is your one-stop resource for all things compounding! CompounderCalendar provides a comprehensive listing of compounding events and continuing education programs.

Click here to view IACP’s Upcoming Events.



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In this Section

IACP Student Member Spotlight

IACP Member Benefit Spotlight: Natural Standard

PCAB Update

Contribute to IACP's Public Affairs Fund!

IACP Student Member Spotlight

Future Compounders Help Shape IACP's Student Programs! IACP is pleased to provide a series of IACP Student Member Spotlights - focusing on the future of our pharmacy compounding profession - our Student Members! Today's interview is with Loren Madden Kirk, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, East Tennessee State University, 2015.

Click here to read more.

IACP Member Benefit Spotlight: IACP Member Logo Use

As a member of IACP, we encourage you to post the IACP member logo on your pharmacy web site thereby promoting that you are actively involved in supporting your profession. Please be aware you are only authorized to link from the provided IACP member logo and not any other image from the IACP web site without IACP's written permission. Linking to an unauthorized image on your web site may lead to copyright infringement. 

Please download the logo usage form, sign and return via fax at (281) 495-0602 or to  

 PCAB Update

Congratulations to the following IACP Members who have achieved Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) Accreditation!  

Avera Compounding Pharmacy, Sioux Falls, S.D., Karen Hoffman, PharmD, (Re-Accreditation for Non-Sterile Compounding) 

IV Compound Center of Wisconsin, New Berlin, Wis., Donald Koshak, RPh, (Initial Accreditation for Sterile Compounding)

Thrifty Health & Compounding Pharmacy, Humble, Texas, Terry Mielke, RPh, (Re-accreditation for Non-Sterile Compounding)

Westlab Pharmacy, Gainesville, Fla., Prince Hinson, RPh, (Initial Accreditation for Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding)

Premier Pharmacy Labs, Inc, Weeki Wachee, Fla., (Re-accreditation for Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding) 

Contribute to IACP’s Public Affairs Fund Today!

IACP’s Public Affairs campaign is not just about getting the word out about compounding. The Academy also wants to ensure that the option for patients to choose personalized medication solutions remains accessible.

Fighting this battle to protect your right to practice pharmacy compounding is critical. To date, we have raised $741,542.00

We look forward to working together collectively as an association to protect, promote and advance the art science of pharmacy compounding. Thank you to our generous supporters for helping to protect, promote and advance the art and science of pharmacy compounding.

Click here for more information on how you can support the IACP Public Affairs Fund by contributing today.


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