Several members of the DQSA Coalition recently attended a meeting with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the House and Senate Majority and Minority Appropriations staffers. Questions the DQSA Coalition finalized for the House Oversight and Senate HELP Committees were sent in advance and many issues including the FDA’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), compounding for office-use, inspections procedures, the Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC), and dietary supplements were discussed. IACP will continue to apprise Members on further developments.
IACP is pleased to announce Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is the lead signature on a Senate letter being sent to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the crucial need for office use compounding by 503A pharmacies. Please click hereto view the entire letter.
Please ask your Senators to sign onto this important letter to FDA as soon as possible. Please have your Senators' offices contact Natalie Burkhalter in Senator Paul’s office to sign onto the office use letter at Natalie_Burkhalter@paul.senate.gov. We are working to obtain as many Senator signatures as possible by this Friday, October 28th.Click here to access a U.S. Senate Directory.
The Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC) will hold its next meeting on Thursday, November 3, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. IACP will provide Members with a link to the meeting if one is made available.
The committee intends to discuss five bulk drug substances nominated for inclusion on the section 503A Bulks List. FDA will discuss the following nominated bulk drug substances: Glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, kojic acid, diindolylmethane, and vasoactive intestinal peptide. The chart in this document describes which use(s) FDA reviewed for each of the five bulk drug substances being discussed at this advisory committee meeting. The nominators of these substances will be invited to make a short presentation supporting the nomination. Read more here.
IACP Board of Directors Member Teri Rolan, PharmD PhC, Highland Pharmacy of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M., has been appointed to the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy. Her term expires on July 1, 2021.
Express Scripts has been in the news of late. The pharmacy benefit manager has received subpoenas requesting information about its relationship with pharmaceutical companies, charitable foundations and specialty pharmacies, the company stated in a regulatory filing on Tuesday. Click below news stories to read more:
Business Insider: Federal Agencies Making Inquiries at Express Scripts
CNBC.com: Express Scripts Gets Subpoenas Over Drug Company
Here’s an insightful read from Business Insider’s October 21st edition: “Here's How a $50 Drug Ends up Costing You $700 in America's Healthcare System.” Click here to read. IACP shared this article on our Facebook page. Feel free to share!
By John E. Voliva, RPh, IACP Executive Vice President
IACP recently distributed a member alert about the FDA’s notice of final rulemaking for the “list of drug products that may not be compounded under certain sections of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).” This list has been commonly referred to in the pharmacy industry as the “negative list” or the “do not compound list”. Since we sent the member alert, we have received many questions about what the list means, why domperidone does not appear on the list (and if it is now allowed for compounding) and what the FDA’s next steps are for this list. This series of articles will serve as a reference point for all of the “lists” FDA has been charged with creating via the Federal law (specifically, Section 503A of the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act) to provide clarification to the FDA’s actions and regulation on these “lists”.
Please click here to read the entire article.
October 18th was National Pharmacist Technician Day! Celebrate the wonderful technicians who work in your pharmacy by signing them up for an IACP Technician membership and receive 20% off using the code "techday"! Click here to take action now!
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New Automatic Capsule Orienter (AL300) available for 300-hole capsule filling machines. Now you can orient capsules into 300 hole capsule trays automatically. Save your shaking and shimmying for the dance floor! To make capsule size changes foolproof only a single adjustment is required. Please click here for more information.
By now you should have received a letter requesting your help in keeping IACP front and center on Capitol Hill!We’re making real progress through our DQSA Coalition as well as your efforts in educating your respective congressional representatives. We have a lot more before us! Would You be Willing to Contribute to IACP’s One Fund?
Please help us maintain the momentum by contributing today. Your support will allow us to represent your pharmacy’s and your patients’ issues on the Hill! Click here to contribute.
Thank you to our generous contributors! Click here to view.
New Compounders Stateside Comprehensive Bill and Regulation updates have been posted for you on IACP’s website! Visit here to view.
IACP works to keep its members up-to-date! Know someone who needs to join IACP - or need to renew your own membership? ContactIACP Director of Membership Jennifer Petska, BS, CPhT- firstname.lastname@example.org today so that you can continue to have access to Member benefits such as Compounders Stateside.
MEDISCA proudly launches the EASY-Fill Topical Transfer Gun. Lightweight and ergonomic, EASY-Fill enables you to control the compound being transferred from an EMP Jar into a dispensing device. Please click here for more information.
Visit the IACP booth #220 at the PCCA International Seminar, November 9-12, 2016. And, on Friday, Nov.11th, you can support IACP via PCCA’s Dueling Piano Bar! Click here for more information.
Board of Director Nominations are Open
The IACP Foundation's 2017 Call for Board of Directors Nominations and the 2017 Election Cycle for the March 1, 2017 -February 28, 2019 Board Members is now open!
Interested candidates may be nominated or self-nominated to the IACP Foundation Board Nominating Committee. This year, there are two Board of Director positions for which candidates are sought.The deadline to apply is November 18, 2016. For more information and the nomination form CLICK HERE.
Fund-the-Future Travel Grants: 2017 Educational Conference
The American College of Apothecaries (ACA), International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP) Foundations are offering up to four (4) pharmacy students a travel grant to attend the 2017 Educational Conference, February 21-25, 2016, in San Diego.
Student Pharmacist Travel Stipend Grant Applications are due by November 15, 2016. Winners will be announced in December! For more information and the application CLICK HERE.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
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Don’t miss these upcoming LIVE webinars!
2016 OSHA Training – Bloodborne Pathogens
Multiple webinars throughout year, click title for exact dates.
If you need CE credit, check out IACP AdvanCE’s on-demand library. The library houses more than 100 programs with a variety of pharmacy topics. Please click here to access the self-paced programs.