IACP to Attend PCAC Meeting on March 8 & 9th
A Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC) meeting, open to the public, will be held on March 8, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, and on March 9, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. at the FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 Conference Center, the Great Room (rm. 1503), Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002.
Answers to commonly asked questions including information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed on the FDA's website.
Please click here to read more details. IACP will provide our Members with a full meeting update.
IACP Monitors Congressional Drug Pricing Hearing
On February 4, 2016, the Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a congressional hearing, "Developments in the Prescription Drug Market: Oversight."
IACP has been monitoring this situation closely, and is pleased to let you know that Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA) went to bat for pharmacy compounding. Congressman Carter was able to place questions directed to the Food and Drug & Administration (FDA) officially on the record, specifically asking them about compounding and appropriations language.
Read more here.
IACP Submits USP General Chapter <797> Comments
IACP has submitted its formal comments to the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) regarding General Chapter <797>. These comments are based upon IACP member input as well as the input of the IACP Legislative Committee and Board of Directors. Thank you to all members who provided feedback.
IACP General Chapter <797> Comments
Please click here to view IACP's comments.
Please click here to view the Joint Pharmacy letter sent to USP.
Please click here to read more.
2016 USP Compounding Compendium with General Chapter <800> Now Available
The 2016 USP Compounding Compendium which includes General Chapter <800> is now available. The IACP Member price is $150.
Please click here for more information or to purchase. USP Chapter <800> will become official on July 1, 2018.
IACP Town Hall: Recording Now Available
The February 16th Town Hall recording featuring IACP President Gary McCrory, Chairman Dale Coker and Cynthia Blankenship is now available! Please click here to access. You will need to enter your password to access.Please note that all IACP Town Hall recordings are archived in the Members-only site. Please click on "Member Resources," and then select "Town Hall Teleconference Recordings." Please email email@example.com with questions.
IACP Corporate Partner Spotlight: DoseLogix/Topi-CLICK
IACP Welcomes New Corporate Partners
To learn more about Total Pharmacy Supply, please visit www.totalpharmacysupply.com.
To learn more about LP3 Network please visit www.LP3Network.com.
The IACP Corporate Partner program engages corporate leaders in the pharmacy compounding community by connecting them with IACP’s more than 4,000 members who are focused upon the specialty practice of pharmacy compounding. We encourage all IACP members to support IACP's 64 Corporate Partners who are instrumental in our joint effort to protect and grow this vital part of quality healthcare.
Corporate Partner News
IJPC Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Medisca Announces 7th Annual Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition
PCCA Announces its 3rd Annual Student Poster Competition on Compounding Innovation
IACP Members: Let's Stay in Touch!
Please ensure that IACP has your current contact information! Login in to your member record and check to see we have your current email, fax, phone and mailing addresses. If you have questions, please contact IACP Membership Director Jennifer Petska, BS, CPhT.
IACP Provides Educational Resources on How to Work with Third Parties
IACP has several self-paced, on-demand CE offerings on how to work with third parties. Check our our expanding library below:
CMS and Reimbursement for Medicaid/Medicare Prescription Drugs
Third Party – Part 1 Private
Don’t Mess with Uncle Sam! How the Stark Law and the False Claims Act Impact Pharmacists
Contracting and Audit Considerations for Compounding Pharmacy
Medicare Part B: Documentation Requirements and 2013 Update
Hot Button Issues on the PBMs Radar Screen
Please contact IACP with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contribute to IACP's One Fund!
Help Us Reach $2 Million
Help IACP reach our fundraising goal of $2 million dollars by the end of 2016. This funding allows us to continue our efforts to Fix DQSA and to be ready for the next challenge on the horizon. Through your generosity and support we are shaping the future of compounding.
One Fund Contributors List
Please click here to view our One Fund Contributors to date!
IACP Members and Corporate Partners: Please join us in our efforts to Protect, Preserve and Advance Pharmacy Compounding by making a donation to IACP’s One Fund fundraising campaign.
Please click here to donate online, or click here to access a One Fund donation form.
Please contact Jennifer Petska, BS, CPhT,IACP Director of Development & Membership, with questions about One Fund.
CCH Registration Now Open
Click here to attend #CCH 2016!
The 22nd Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill (CCH) will be held June 11-14, 2016 at the Renaissance Washington, in Washington D.C. With more than 400 expected attendees in 2016, Compounders on Capitol Hill brings together the top-level compounding pharmacists and technicians from across the country with the same goal – to protect pharmacy compounding.
•CCH returns to Downtown Washington, D.C.! Conveniently situated in the Penn Quarter district, this premier location is surrounded by shops, a variety of dining options, the Spy Museum, Chinatown, the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and world-famous National Mall monuments.
•A bargain hotel group rate at $199 – that’s almost half the price from previous years!
•Hear from experts during in-depth Continuing Education sessions on legislative and regulatory issues at the state and federal level affecting pharmacy compounding.
•Expanded exhibit hall puts attendees face-to-face with 50 leading companies that serve compounding pharmacies.
•Stay for Hill Day! Be an advocate for compounding during in-person Capitol Hill meetings with your state representatives.
•Socialize and support the IACP Foundation during compounding pharmacy’s biggest party of the year – Rx Mixer on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
•On Monday, June 13, the COMP PAC Dinner and Fundraiser is an exclusive opportunity to hob-nob with the powerful movers and shakers of Washington, D.C. The COMP PAC will host a very high-profile influencer to talk face-to-face with our attendees about the future of health care.
Network! Reconnect with old friends and meet new colleagues who share your passion and interest in protecting, promoting and advancing pharmacy compounding!
June 11-14, 2016
Renaissance Washington, D.C.
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
Click here to access the Online Commitment Form
Thank you to Our Exhibitors and Meeting Sponsors!
Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC); AirClean Systems; Analytical Research Laboratories (ARL); Associates of Cape Cod, Inc.; Attix Pharmaceuticals; B&B Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; bioMerieux, Inc.; BiosRx, Inc.; Compounders International Analytical Laboratory (CIAL); DoseLogix; EXAKT Technologies, Inc.; Fagron, Inc.; Freedom Pharmaceuticals; Hardy Diagnostics; Health Engineering Systems; Humco Compounding; ICA Health; International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding; International Medical Industries, Inc. (IMI); Kunesa LLC; Letco Medical; LP3 Network; MEDISCA; Ortho Molecular Products; PCCA; Q.I. Medical, Inc.; RxCoop, LLC; Spectrum Pharmacy Products; Storey Marketing; Topi-Pump; Torpac Capsules Inc.; Veracorp LC; Willow Birch Pharma.
We would like to thank the following meeting sponsors for their support of the Educational Conference: DoseLogix (Conference Pen/Notepad); Letco Medical (Hotel Room Keys, Welcome Reception, Education Session); MEDISCA (Name Badge Holder); PCCA (Meeting T-shirt, Meeting Tote Bags, Meeting Syllabus); Topi-Pump (Travel Mugs).
Save the Date: Rx Mixer Roundup Saddling Up for Research and Education
The good guys in the white lab coats are riding to Rx Mixer Roundup - Saddling up for Research and Education! Join us as we gather for the IACP Foundation’s 12th Annual Rx Mixer, a fundraising event to be held at the Renaissance Washington DC on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
Event Co-Chairs, Erin Michael, MBA, CPhT and Richard Harwood, CPhT, with their Live Auction, Big Board and Reverse Card Draw Committees, plan to raise more than $205,000 through sponsorships and the auction to benefit the IACP Foundation! Since the first Rx Mixer was held in 2005, supporters of the pharmacy compounding profession generously have contributed more than $1.8 million to IACP's educational and research mission.
For more information about volunteering, donating an auction item, or becoming a sponsor, please email Jennifer Petska, BS, CPhT, IACP Foundation Administrator and Director of Development, or call the IACP office at 281/933-8400. To obtain a sponsorship or donation form, and to learn more about Rx Mixer please click here.
Your support and involvement is crucial in raising funds for the IACP Foundation. Click here to access the Rx Mixer Prospectus with corporate sponsorships, reserved seating, and donation opportunities.
To register online, please click here.
Yee-haw! It’s a Party with a Purpose! Now saddle up, Pardner. We’ll see you in June!
ONE DAY until the Kick Off of #EduCon2016!
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, 3-in-1 conference that brings the pharmacy profession together in paradise. The American College of Apothecaries (ACA), the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP) are joining forces again to bring you an extraordinary Educational Conference, February 24-27, 2016 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Perched on its own 15-acre peninsula, Loews Coronado Bay is a private oasis of tranquility with views of the shimmering bay waters and the San Diego skyline.
What you can expect in 2016:
• Benefit from multiple education tracks; practice-based, compounding, and veterinary clinical and compounding.
• Earn up to 12.0 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of continuing education credit including 3.0 contact hours (.3 CEUs) of LIVE Pharmacy Law.
• Early release on Friday, February 26 to enjoy dining out, snorkeling, water sports, and local shops.
• Local pharmacists, technicians, and marketers enjoy a special one-day Saturday rate. Network with your colleagues from across the country in your home state.
• In 2016, visit with exhibiting companies showcasing services that can improve your business.
By morning – experience a unique menu of CE programs merging the best of ACA, IACP and ACVP. Gain information and skills you can implement immediately to your pharmacy practice.
By afternoon – connect with your colleagues and enjoy an array of thrill-seeking water adventures, a luxurious Sea spa and dining overlooking shimmering bay waters and the San Diego skyline at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California.
Thursday, February 25 workshops include:
9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
FDA Guidance Update
Presented By: Jonathan E. Levitt, Esquire, Frier Levitt
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
State and Federal Communication -- The Relationship Between Boards of Pharmacy and the FDA
Presented By: Michael Blaire, RPh, Diamondback Drugs/AZ Board of Pharmacy; Bill Mixon, RPh, The Compounding Pharmacy
Please click here for more information!
Preparing for a State Board Inspection (Non-Sterile and Sterile Compounding)
Presented By: Joe Cabaleiro, RPh, MEDISCA Network
Saturday, February 27, 2016 workshops include:
New Drug Update 2016
Presented By: Deidra Myers
10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
What’s Going on Legislatively & Judicially? A Pharmacy Law Update
Learn More About the #EduCon2016 Exhibitors
Visit our ACA, IACP, ACVP Educational Conference YouTube channel to checkout exclusive videos from our 2016 Educational Conference Exhibitors. Learn more about these companies and how you can improve your practice with their latest products and services!
IACP Foundation News
Student Pharmacist Travel Grants Awarded for the 2016 Educational Conference!
The American College of Apothecaries (ACA), International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP) Foundations offered up to four (4) pharmacy students a travel grant to attend the 2016 Educational Conference, February 24-27, 2016, in San Diego, CA.
Please click here to view the winners of this travel grant!
Congratulations to the Fall 2015 Student Essay Writing Competition Winner!
Essay Theme: "How is the Drug Quality & Security Act Affecting the Future of Compounding?"
The IACP Foundation created its semi-annual Student Writing Competition to recognize outstanding original papers by student pharmacists on a particular topic affecting pharmacy compounding. THREE winners will be selected by a review committee from the papers submitted. The winners of this writing competition will each receive a $500 cash prize. All student pharmacists are encouraged to compete.
Congratulations to Nasheed Shams, Appalachian College of Pharmacy,Oakwood, Va. Please click here to view Nasheed's essay.
For more information about IACP Foundation, please email Jennifer Petska, BS, CPhT, IACP Foundation Administrator and Director of Development.
Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Pediatric Bloodstream Infections
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Need CE ASAP? Check out the “Best of 2015” Webinar Programs in the IACP AdvanCE On-Demand Library!
If you need CE credit, check out IACP AdvanCE’s on-demand library. The library houses over 100 programs over various pharmacy topics. Please click here to access the self-paced programs.
Best of 2015 Webinar Programs:
•FDA Inspections for Compounders: The Impact of DQSA
• FDA Inspections for Sterile Compounders: The Impact of DQSA
•Diving into DQSA 4-Part Webinar Series
•HIPAA Compliance: Website Forms, Email, BAA & More
•2015 IACP Educational Conference Bundle
•Developing a Sustainable Cleaning, Sanitization and Disinfection Program - Don't Get Left Behind on the New FDA Guidelines