|Capitol Connections February 21, 2014|
February 21, 2014
LAST CALL: Request for Nominations to FDA's 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 voting members are due March 14, 2014. Individuals can also self-nominate for the positions. The FDA included the following criteria for voting members:
503B Outsourcing Facilities -- Possible Suppliers to Pharmacies?
IACP has received many questions from members and non-members about whether or not they could purchase compounded sterile medications from an FDA-registered outsourcing facility to then dispense to patients in their practice. In other words, compounding pharmacies and even regular non-compounding community pharmacies may see an opportunity to expand the scope of their services if they could obtain compounded sterile drugs without doing the compounding themselves. But can that happen?
IACP Member Call to Action: Your Academy is Seeking Information
IACP Members: Do you currently hold a manufacturer/wholesaler/distributor permit through the DEA for controlled substances? IACP is aware of legislation that could positively or negatively impact our membership. IACP's Board currently is assessing its membership's needs to determine the extent to which it will. Your feedback will assist us in making this strategic decision. Please email email@example.com with the information by close of business, Tuesday, February 25th.
IACP Submits Nonvoting Industry Representative Nominations to FDA
The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) has formally nominated Patricia Stephens, PharmD, IACP President, and David G. Miller, RPh, IACP Executive Vice President/CEO to serve as nonvoting industry representatives on the FDA's Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee, representing the interests of the pharmacy compounding profession. Click here to view the nomination letter for Pat Stephens. Click here to view the nomination letter for David Miller.
Please note that IACP has received 18 Individual nominations for FDA's Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Board. IACP will be submitting the entire nomination list to the FDA. We currently are compiling all of the information, and will publish the list when finalized. Thanks for your interest in serving the pharmacy compounding profession!
NPR Interviews IACP on Compounded Lethal Injections
Compounding for lethal injections continues to be a trending news topic. IACP’s David G. Miller, RPh, Executive Vice President/CEO sat down with NPR last week to provide the compounding perspective, and to explain how ongoing commercial medication drug shortages have created a controversial situation where compounded lethal injections have become the only option for prison systems. Click here to listen to the interview, and to access a printed transcript.
In Case You Missed It - IACP First to Issue Comments on for FDA's Draft Guidance: Implementation of 503A & 503B
Your Academy was the first to submit comments to the FDA on its Draft Guidance regarding the implementation for both Section 503A and 503B of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
IACP is ensuring that the voice of our pharmacy compounding members is heard!
IACP Comments to FDA for your Review
Please click here to view IACP's Comments on FDA's Draft Guidance on the Implementation of Section 503A.
Complete List of Stakeholder Comments to the FDA
IACP is Making Sure the FDA Plays by the Rules Congress Established
IACP also sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, MD, expressing our specific concerns regarding what we believe is the premature nature of FDA's communication to stakeholders and State Boards, promoting conducting business with only 503B registered facilities.
Next Generation Pharmacist Nominations Now Open
Nominations are now open for the 2014 Next-Generation(TM) awards. Co-founded by Parata and Pharmacy Times, this national awards program honors pharmacists, technicians, students and industry advocates who are defining the future of pharmacy. Since 2010, more than 100 pharmacy leaders have been named finalists or winners. Click here for more information! For program updates and information, please visit: www.nextgenerationpharmacist.com.
WesternU College of Pharmacy Hosting Contemporary Compounding Intensive Certification Course
The Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy in Pomona, Calif., is offering a Contemporary Compounding intensive CE certificate course (1.7 CEUs or 17 Contact Hours), April 11-13, 2014. Deadline to register is April 4, 2014. For more information, click here!
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The Third Annual ACA, IACP, ACVP Educational Conference was One for the Record Books!
Save the date! The ACA, IACP, ACVP Educational Conference returns to Fort Lauderdale, Florida from
Thank you to our Meeting Sponsors and Exhibitors!
A BIG thank you to our exhibitors and meeting sponsors: AirClean Systems; Analytical Research Laboratories (ARL); Associates of Cape Cod, Inc; Attix Pharmaceuticals; B&B Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Blesstia Pharmaceutical; Charles River; Compounding Matters Academy; Digi-Trax Corporation; EXAKT Technologies, Inc; Fagron; Feras Capital, LLC; Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Hardy Diagnostics; Humco Compounding; ICA Health, LLC; International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (IJPC); International Medical Industries, Inc; KUNESA LLC; Letco Medical; Live Oak Bank; MEDISCA; PCCA; Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB); RX TaxPros; Storey Marketing; Tacit Almonds, LLC; Take Charge Pharmacist Obesity Education System; Televox; Topi-Click Topical Dosing Applicator.
We would like to thank the following individual and pharmacy meeting sponsors for their support of the Educational Conference: Bronze Sponsors: Robert Anniharico, RPh, The Compounding Facility (Staten Island, NY); Eddie Glover, PharmD, US Compounding (Conway, AR); Charles Leiter, PharmD, Leiter’s Compounding Pharmacy (San Jose, CA); Scott Popyk, RPh, MBA, FIACP, Health Dimensions (Farmington Hills, Michigan); William Stuart, RPh, Hartley Medical Center Pharmacy (Long Beach, CA); Contributor Sponsors: Jay Ashworth, BS Pharm, RPh, GE Nuclear, (Dallas, TX); Lisa Ashworth, BS Pharm, RPh, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, (Dallas, TX); David Carter, PharmD, Riggs Drugs, Inc. (Chetopa, KS); Saad Dinno, RPh, FIACP, Acton Pharmacy Inc. (Acton, MA); Justin Dipisa, RPh, FACA, Century Pharmacy, LLC (Paramus, NJ); Johannes Heine, MBA, KUNESA LLC (Coral Gables, FL); Lucy Malmberg, RPh, CEO, Wedgewood Village Pharmacy, Inc. (Swedesboro, NJ); Arthur Margolis, RPh, America’s Compounding Center (Newton, MA); Linda McElhiney, PharmD, RPh, FIACP, FACA, FASHP, Indiana University Health (Indianapolis, IN); Martin B. Mintz, RPh, Northern Pharmacy & Medical Equipment (Baltimore, MD); Becca Mitchell, PharmD, FIACP, US Compounding (Conway, AR); Suzanne Rosenberg, PharmD, Community Compounding Pharmacy (Portland, OR); Andy Ruiz, PharmD, MSc, Stonegate Pharmacy (Austin, TX).
To learn more about the exhibitors and meeting sponsors, click here.
To see photos from the meeting, check out the Educational Conference Facebook Page here.
Thank you to all for making the Educational Conference a huge success! Stay tuned for details on the 2015 meeting.
Compounders on Capitol Hill is Only Three Months Away
The 20th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill (CCH) will be held May 17-20, 2014 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. With an expected 400 total attendees in 2014, CCH brings together the top-level compounding pharmacists and technicians from across the country with the same goal – to protect pharmacy compounding. Don't miss the only pharmacy compounding event that takes our issues directly to Washington, D.C.'s doorstep.
What you can expect in 2014:
Start planning now! Reserve your hotel room on or before Monday, April 21, 2014 to receive the IACP group rate. To learn more about CCH, visit www.iacprx.org/cch.
20th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill
Thank you to Our Exhibitors and Meeting Sponsors!
We would like to thank the following meeting sponsors for their support of Compounders on Capitol Hill: Attix Pharmaceuticals (First Timer Program); B&B Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Meeting Tote Bag); Fagron (Meeting Syllabus); Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Meeting Brochure, Commemorative Travel Mugs); Humco Compounding (Education Session/Door Drop Bag Insert); International Medical Industries, Inc (Door Drop Bag Insert); Letco Medical (Welcome Reception Honoring IACP Fellows, Education Session, CCH Lapel Pin); MEDISCA (Meeting T-shirt); Microtest Laboratories, Inc. (Educational Sessions(2); PCCA (Exhibitor and Monday Continental Breakfast & Lunch Sponsor, Hotel Room Keys, Name Badge Holder, Education Sessions (2); Topi-CLICK Topical Dosing Applicator (Conference Notepad/Pen Combo).
We would like to thank the following individual and pharmacy meeting sponsors for their support of Compounders on Capitol Hill: Judicial Sponsor: Eddie Glover, PD, US Compounding, Conway, AR; Contributor Sponsors: Eyad Alsabbagh, Dr, Biomed Specialty Pharmacy, West Chester, OH; Linda McElhiney, PharmD, RPh, FIACP, FACA, FASHP, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN.
To learn more about the exhibitors and meeting sponsors, click here.
IACP Regional Education Meeting Headed to Scottsdale, Arizona!
The IACP Regional Education Meeting brings 2.0 contact hours (.20 CEUs) of live pharmacy law continuing education credit to pharmacists and technicians all across the United States. We hope you’ll join us for an evening of compounding pharmacy law education, Q&A, and networking with your local compounders! For more information, please visit www.iacprx.org/RegionalEducationMeetings.
Listen to David G. Miller, RPh, IACP’s Executive Vice President & CEO as he presents Pharmacy Compounding Law and Regulations: Staying Current in a Changing World, an in-depth presentation on federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that affect you and your practice. Attendees will receive 2.0 contact hours (.20 CEUs) of ACPE-approved LIVE LAW continuing education credit.
“This was an excellent CE and the speaker was amazing. His knowledge on the subject matter was on spot!!!" - Attendee at Foley, Ala. Regional Education Meeting
Scottsdale, Arizona – March 21, 2014
Joint Registration with the 2014 Functional Medicine Conference: This meeting is held in conjunction with the 2014 Functional Medicine Conference presented by ZRT Lab and Storey Marketing, to be held March 21-23, 2014 at the FireSky Resort & Spa in Old Town Scottsdale, AZ. A discounted package rate with Friday’s Marketing Update and/or the 2014 Functional Medicine Conference is available. Please visit www.functionalmedconference.com for more information and to register for the discounted package rates.
Registration for the IACP Regional Education Meeting in Scottsdale Only: $20 for IACP Members, $40 for Non-Members, and Free for Pharmacy Students
This program is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant-in-aid from Storey Marketing.
Would You Like to Sponsor or Host an IACP Regional Education Meeting in Your City?
If you would like IACP to plan a Regional Education Meeting in your city, please email Michelle Greene Atkinson or call 281.933.8400. For more information on sponsorship, please click here. For more information on hosting, please click here.
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