FDA PCAC Meeting Recap and IACP Press Statement
The FDA's Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC) conducted a two-day session, March 8th & 9th, voting on bulk drug substances nominated for inclusion on the section 503A bulk drug substances list. Following the final session which voted down every bulk drug substance nominated - IACP President Gary McCrory, RPh, CCN had this to say about the proceeding.
Please click here to read President McCrory's statement and the final voting tally.
NEWS REPORT: IACP Raises Concerns on FDA's PCAC Meeting in a Bloomberg BNA Interview
Please click here to read the article.
Bloomberg BNA Quotes IACP & PCCA on the PEW Charitable Trust Compounding Study
On February 24, 2016, the Pew Charitable Trust released two reports, indicating discrepancies in how states oversee the practice of compounding medications.
According to Pew, the two reports--National Assessment of State Oversight of Sterile Drug Compounding and Best Practices for State Oversight of Drug Compounding--show enormous variation in state oversight of compounding and look at best practices for patient safety.
Please click here to read more.
P&T Community Report: Confusion from the FDA on Compounding
The March 2016 edition of P&T Community explains how FDA has caused confusion as it tries to expand the list of useable Bulk Drug Substances.
"The efforts of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to come up with an expanded list of active ingredients that can be compounded in hospitals and drugstores in the absence of a formal “bulk drug substances” list have come under heavy fire. The agency has been slow to establish the bulk list. In its absence, compounders can use only a limited number of substances. But the agency cracked open a political hornet’s nest in October when it issued a draft guidance policy that allows hospitals and retail drugstores to use additional substances that will be entered on what will be known as List 1."
Click here to read the entire article, including comments from IACP.
DQSA Coalition Update: Letters to State Board of Pharmacy & Medicine
The DQSA Coalition, a broad cross-section of organizations representing varied health care providers, state pharmacy associations and the pharmacy community, recently sent a letter to State Pharmacy and Medicine Boards expressing serious concerns with the federal government’s implementation of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), enacted in November 2013.
The Coalition is receiving state board of pharmacy responses - please see below. If you are on a state board - please ensure that this letter gets to your leadership for consideration. Thank you!
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, a $25 savings.
Please click here for more information or to purchase. USP Chapter <800> will become official on July 1, 2018.
IACP Membership Votes to Ratify Bylaws
The amended and restated IACP Bylaws were adopted by action of the Board of Directors on January 21, 2016, and were ratified by the IACP Membership on February 11, 2016.
Please click here to view the IACP Bylaws.
IACP Corporate Partner Spotlight: Rx TaxPros
Knowing the numbers and minimizing your tax liability are key ingredients to the success of any business.RX TaxPros is the premier tax & accounting firm for compounding pharmacies in the country, having gained valuable knowledge and insight from some of the most successful and well respected businesses in the industry.Our tax and accounting professionals develop highly personalized tax and cost saving strategies necessary for your pharmacy to be competitive and successful.
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IACP Affiliate News
RXinsider Launches the 2016 Pharmacy Platinum Pages Buyer’s Guide
RXinsider Now Offering Case Study Promotional Services
General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings Course on March 24th
(IACP Members: Register online for this USP Course, and obtain a 20 percent discount; use the promotion code: PE800Member2016.)
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.
Contribute to IACP's One Fund!
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. Please click here to view our One Fund Contributors to date!
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
#CCH2016 Extended Advanced Discount Ends Monday, May 2, 2016
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.
Why is CCH important to attend?
It is absolutely imperative that members participate in Compounders on Capitol Hill if we are to continue to validate and strengthen our industry of compounding pharmacy by educating our elected representatives in Congress on the importance of customized medication.
Brenda Pavlic, CPhT, SaveWay Compounding Pharmacy
Why is CCH important to you? Email a brief statement to Ashlyn Grant. Click here to read more about #CCH 2016!
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.To register online, please click here.
Mark your Calendars! The 2016 Compound Conference will return to Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, October 9, 2016
Partnering with the Ohio State Pharmacy Association (OPA), The Compound Conference brings together the leaders in the pharmacy compounding profession. At the Compound Conference, attendees have an unprecedented opportunity to meet face-to-face with compounding pharmacists, technicians, and marketing representatives in their home state. Offering a variety of Continuing Education sessions focused on understanding the essentials in building a compounding practice, the 2016 Compound Conference is a joint meeting with OPA and the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP).
Don’t miss this unique conference bringing together two leading pharmacy associations, October 9, 2016 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton in Columbus, Ohio.
To review the 2015 Compound Conference wrap up, click here.
Thank you for Attending #EduCon2016! Save the Date for 2017!
Thanks to all who attended and exhibited at the 2016 Educational Conference this past February in San Diego, California. This meeting was a huge success, with a grand total of 380 attendees!
Mark your calendars because we’re going back to the West Coast.
The 2017 Educational Conference will be held February 22-25, 2017 at the Loew’s Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California!
Thank you to our Exhibitors and Meeting Sponsors!
We would like to thank the following exhibitors for their commitment to the Educational Conference: Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC); Analytical Research Laboratories (ARL); Associates of Cape Cod, Inc.; B&B Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; BillPro Rx, LLC; BiosRx Inc; Charles River; Compassion & Choices; DoseLogix; EXAKT Technologies, Inc.; Fagron Academy; Fagron, Inc.; FisherBroyles LLP; Freedom Pharmaceuticals; Frier & Levitt, LLC; Hardy Diagnostics; Health Engineering Systems; Humco Compounding; ICA Health, LLC; In Their Face Marketing; ISO-MED, INC; KUNESA LLC; Letco Medical; Live Oak Bank; LP3 Network; MEDISCA; Net Medical Xpress; PCCA; Pharmacists Mutual Companies; Pharmacy Law Counsel; ProPharma Group; Revolution Advisors; Rx TaxPros; Spectrum Pharmacy Products; Storey Marketing; Take Charge Pharmacist Lifestyle Education System; The Compliance Team, Inc.; and Topi- Pump.
We would like to thank the following meeting sponsors for their support of the Educational Conference: DoseLogix (Conference Pen); Humco Compounding (ACA, IACP, ACVP Fellowship Luncheon); Letco Medical (1 Education Session, Closing Dessert Reception); MEDISCA (3 Education Sessions, Name Badge Holder); PCCA (Meeting Syllabus, Hotel Key Cards); Revolution Advisors (Thursday Refreshment Break with Exhibitors); Tax Saving Professionals (Welcome Reception, ACA, IACP & ACVP Board of Directors Meetings & Luncheon).
We would like to thank the individual and pharmacy meeting sponsors for their support of the Educational Conference: Contributor Sponsor: Jim Hack, CPhT, Compounding Consultants, LLC, Canton, SD; Sherri Hack, Manager, Compounding Consultants, LLC, Canton, SD; David Hughes, PharmD, Phusion Rx, Coventry, RI; Roger Martin, MBA, Ei LLC, Kannapolis, NC; Linda McElhiney, PharmD, RPh, FIACP, FASHP, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN; Emmett McVey, RPh, Stokes Pharmacy, Mount Laurel, NJ; Jorge Reyes, RPh, Santa Cruz Pharma Care, Bayamon, P.R; Linda Sarpong, PharmD, FACA, MedRx Compounding & Pharmacy.
Save the Date for a Live Webinar!
Taking the Next Step: Learning Ways to Embrace MTM Opportunities in a Challenging Pharmacy Industry
Thursday, April 7, 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:
• Compounding Pharmacy Enforcement Update: Nationwide Increase in Civil and Criminal Investigations
• 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
• Developing a Sustainable Cleaning, Sanitization and Disinfection Program - Don't Get Left Behind on the New FDA Guidelines