June 24, 2013
Dear Valued Member of IACP,
In case you missed our Member Alert from last week, we wanted to ensure you had received IACP's downloadable Op Ed piece to send to your local newspapers. Many of you have called, and received instruction on how to place this editorial with your local media. Our PR firm, Ball Consulting Group, is ready to assist those who would still like help. Read below for more information about this Op Ed.
Also, please note that IACP is aware of the Tricare letter many of your patients have received - we will be distributing a Member Alert tomorrow with assistance on this situation. Stay tuned to your inboxes for this Tricare alert.
Many questions have been raised, understandably, about our profession, our practices, and our standards since the tragic meningitis outbreak that began last year. Those have come from both the media and from the public. IACP has been working diligently since the outset to clarify and advocate for the sometimes misunderstood compounding pharmacy profession of which you are a member.
Currently, a great deal of attention is being focused upon the new Senate bill S. 959, Pharmaceutical Compounding Quality and Accountability Act. As IACP continues to work closely with representatives of our industry, the U.S. Congress, and State Boards of Pharmacy, to find the best solutions for all, we believe it's vitally important to continue to educate audiences about the value and necessity for continued patient access to pharmacy compounded medications, while also ensuring that another NECC cannot and will not occur.
As part of that effort, we have prepared for our members another downloadable Op Ed piece designed to be customized and submitted to your local newspaper, which we believe summarizes our profession’s concerns to Protect the Public and Preserve Pharmacy Compounding.
If you need any assistance in obtaining contact information for your local newspaper or if you need help in customizing the attached draft, please contact IACP's PR Firm, David Ball or Greg Turner, Ball Consulting Group. This media assistance is part of your benefits as an IACP member.
Ball Consulting Group, LLC
Thank you for your efforts.
Wade Siefert, RPh
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