ACTION ITEM: Request for Nominations to the Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee
On Monday, January 13th, the FDA published its request for nominations for the Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (as required by the Drug Quality and Security Act). FDA is requesting nominations for 12 voting members, 1 voting consumer representative (consumer organizations will be participating in the selection of this individual), and 2 nonvoting industry representatives. Nominations for nonvoting industry representatives and the voting consumer representative are due February 12, 2014. Nominations for voting members are due March 14, 2014. Individuals can also self-nominate for the positions. The FDA included the following criteria for voting members:
"Persons nominated for membership must have adequately diversified research and/or experience appropriate to the work of the Committee in such fields as pharmaceutical compounding, pharmaceutical manufacturing, pharmacy, medicine, and related specialties. These members will include representatives from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, the United States Pharmacopoeia, pharmacists with current experience and expertise in compounding, physicians with background and knowledge in compounding, and patient and public health advocacy organizations. The specialized training and experience necessary to qualify the nominee as an expert suitable for appointment is subject to review, but may include experience in medical practice, pharmacy practice, teaching, research, and/or public service relevant to the field of activity of the Committee."
If you have suggestions for possible voting member or nonvoting industry representative nominees, please email IACP at Iacpinfo@iacprx.org by January 31, 2014. IACP will formally nominate any interested member as well as submit recommendations to the FDA indicating our interest in participating in the selection of the nonvoting industry organization representatives.
For complete information on the FDA’s steps in implementing the DQSA, please click here. For the announcement requesting nominations to the Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee, please click here.