|Capitol Connections January 25, 2013|
January 25, 2013
Memorandum to IACP Members on Practice and Compliance Questions
From IACP General Counsel, Deborah Pearce
In the wake of the issues associated with the New England Compounding Center (NECC), various lawmaking bodies at the state and federal levels have initiated regulatory changes that have already impacted and will likely continue to impact many of our members. These various initiatives range from establishing task forces to evaluate existing regulatory schemes, to the publishing of advisory bulletins to guide current pharmacy practices, to enacting emergency regulations which have the immediate effect of altering existing law, to amending or creating new statutes and laws. In light of the fluidity in the current regulatory atmosphere, the IACP Board would like to assist members in gathering information regarding these regulatory changes. More importantly, the IACP Board would like to advise its members to seek out tailored and confidential legal advice in order to insure they are complying with existing law.
Click here to read the entire Memorandum.
IACP and the New Jersey Association Meet with Legislator
To date, only the New Jersey legislature has two actual bills affecting compounding in the current legislative session. Assembly Bill 3453, as introduced by Health Committee Chairman Herbert Conaway, M.D., last November, would require compounding pharmacies that engage in the preparation of compounded medications in New Jersey to be credited by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) and furnish evidence to the State board of the pharmacy accreditation no later than one year after the effective date of the bill. Click here to view the full text of the bill. A companion bill also has been introduced in the New Jersey Senate. Click here for the Senate bill's full text.
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U.S. Government Accountability Office to Perform Pharmacy Compounding Study
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will be engaging in a study of the pharmacy compounding profession. IACP has been in contact with the GAO and will be providing them with data for this effort. IACP Members - you may receive a call from GAO in the coming weeks regarding this study. Please contact IACP if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State-by-state Compounding Update
IACP recently launched Compounders Stateside, a one-stop resource for state compounding updates and the latest happenings with the state Boards of Pharmacy. Please be sure to check this page periodically, as it will continue to be updated as situations evolve with each individual state. Click here to view Compounders Stateside which is prominently featured on IACP’s homepage. Recent posts include information regarding the Louisiana's Pharmacy Board's Regulation Committee meeting on developing a proposal for a replacement emergency rule.
The Educational Conference Introduces the Meeting Mobile App - A New Planning Tool Available at Your Fingertips!
This year, the Educational Conference has a new planning tool available to bring convenience and portability to your meeting experience. Enhance your experience by familiarizing yourself with the app prior to meeting. Plan your schedule, review the meeting agenda, access a listing of social activities, and much more by downloading the Educational Conference Meeting Mobile App.
A big thank you to ACA & IACP Corporate Partner Storey Marketing for generously providing the Educational Conference Meeting Mobile App.
Click here to find out more about the Educational Conference Meeting Mobile App!
CPCSI's Alyssa Sanders to Present at the Educational Conference
Presented by the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP), IACP Member, Alyssa Sanders, PharmD, FACA, with CPCSI will present Third Party - Part I Private from 9:15-10:15 a.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013. Don’t miss this session, if you’re looking for pros and cons that go with third party billing and the areas which your pharmacy may be at risk of recoupment. This session will help you evaluate your business needs or questions you may have regarding third party billing.
Click the image below to watch a brief overview of what to expect in Third Party - Part I Private with Alyssa Sanders, PharmD, FACA at the Educational Conference.
For all the latest meeting details, visit www.EducationalConference.org. To review the Educational Conference E-brochure, sponsored by Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc. click here. The Flipbook technology for the E-brochure was generously provided by RXinsider.
Thank you to Our Exhibitors and Meeting Sponsors!
We would like to thank the following exhibitors for their commitment to the Educational Conference:
Analytical Research Laboratories (ARL); Associates of Cape Cod, Inc.; BiosRx, Inc.; Digi-Trax Corporation; Eagle Analytical Services; Essential Formulas Incorporated; Eye Solutions, Inc.; Fagron (formerly Gallipot); Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Health Engineering Systems; Humco Compounding; International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, Inc. (IJPC); Letco Medical; MEDISCA; Metagenics; PCCA; Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB); Pharmacists Mutual Companies; Storey Marketing; and ZRT Laboratory, LLC.
Click here to learn more about the exhibitors and meeting sponsors!
2013 Compounders on Capitol Hill Registration is Open!
The 19th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill (CCH) will be held June 1-4, 2013, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. Located only two miles from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), the Crystal Gateway Marriott offers immediate lobby access to Washington, D.C.’s world-famous Metro system and a quick ride to all the museums, sights, restaurants, and even the Capitol. Selecting a new hotel is part of IACP's strategic plan to bring attendees and exhibitors much needed meeting space, a larger exhibit hall, discounted parking to encourage local compounders’ participation, and a considerably lower hotel group rate.
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