IACP Issues Letter to the Editor to Ocala Star-Banner
IACP's David G. Miller, RPh, EVP/CEO, wrote a Letter to the Editor last week to Florida’s Ocala Star-Bannerregarding their recent series of articles written about compounding, much of it negative.
In his letter, Miller emphasizes, "Consistency is key. States must adopt uniform standards that will ensure patient safety, and chief among those is USP 797, the standard for sterile compounding. USP 797, and USP 795 for nonsterile compounding, keep patients safe and should be recognized as the standard by every state in the union.
Our organization long has fought for greater consistency in state standards. Those standards need to be applied not only to compounding pharmacies but to all other settings in which customized medications are prepared, including hospitals, physician offices and surgical centers."
IACP is continuing to work to set the record straight about pharmacy compounding, and its necessity for patients. Click here to read the original Ocala Star-Banner article series, and click here to read IACP's complete response printed in the Ocala Star-Banner.