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IACP Foundation eNews Article IACP Foundation is Funding Vital Research 12.3.13
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IACP Foundation is Funding Vital Research!

The IACP Foundation was formed in 2003 with an ongoing mission of supporting research and public education initiatives that advance the art and science of pharmacy compounding. Since 2005, IACP Foundation has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to academicians and practitioners. The IACP Research Foundation strongly believes research focused on pharmacy compounding is vital to the role of pharmacy in personalized medicine.

Much of the research funded to date has been focused on stability and beyond-use dating (BUD) of compound preparations. These studies are critical to the fundamentals of the practice of compounding by allowing appropriate dating for compounded  preparations and enhancing patient access. Pharmacists such as Rich Moon, PharmD, FIACP, and academicians such as Regina Peacock, PhD, have been instrumental in these stability and BUD studies.

To date, approximately 13 studies, completed and ongoing, have been funded by The IACP Foundation. In recent years, therapeutic outcomes studies on compounded preparations have been conducted and are increasing in number. The IACP Foundation grant funding provided to Kenna Stephenson, MD, has allowed her to complete her second phase study aimed at the safety and efficacy of compounded Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy; thus, providing additional data on the clinical utility of compounded preparations. Please click here to review the current list of IACP Foundation studies.

Recently funded proposals by Melissa J. Durham, PharmD and Mohammad S. Shawaqfeh, PharmD, MS, will produce additional data on the clinical utility of compounded preparations for pain management. To date, approximately 6 studies, completed and ongoing, have been funded by The IACP Foundation.

The IACP Foundation Research Committee has developed specific request for proposals (RFPs) designed to present a focus on research, which can be more utilized by the general compounding community. Additionally, The Research Committee has and will continue to encourage more practiced based research by compounding practitioners as an effort to produce more data on the clinical utility of compounded preparations. Input and participation by IACP members is encouraged and welcomed so we can together enhance the practice of pharmacy compounding. Please email your research input to foundation@iacprx.org.

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