|Capitol Connections May 29, 2014|
May 29, 2014
400 Attendees Convene in Washington, D.C. for the 20th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill
The United Voice of Compounders Is Heard!
IACP Nominations Open for 2014 Elections
IACP officially opened the nomination process for the 2014 election at last week’s Compounders on Capitol Hill annual convention. The Bylaws of IACP set forth an open election process with nominations accepted directly from membership.
USP Proposed General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs - Handling in Healthcare Settings
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) currently is seeking public review and comment on its proposed Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs - Handling in Healthcare Settings. Click here to download this chapter with line numbers
IACP is preparing its comments to the USP, and will share with IACP members as soon as available. Please click here to view why it's important to submit comments. Please email IACP with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FDA Offers Drug & Device Regulations Conference
The FDA is offering an opportunity to interact with Agency experts to learn about drug & device regulations. The conference is free of charge, and will be held June 16-17, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency near the San Francisco Airport.
FDA Releases Nominee Names for Nonvoting Industry Representative
As part of the Drug Quality & Security Act, the FDA is required to form a Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee. Although the members of the Committee -- of which 24 individuals were nominated by IACP -- have not yet been named, the agency did release the names of the nominees for the non-voting industry representative on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. The practitioner community is now responsible with selecting one individual from this list and submit that name to the FDA by July 28, 2014. IACP will be working with the nominating organizations to set a discussion date to come to an agreement on the single representative.
Corporate Partner Spotlight: Fuji Health Science, Inc.
Fuji Health Science, Inc., offers F-MeltR, a ready-to-use ODT/chewable base. The Tablets that Melt in the Mouth.
IACP Starts Strategic Plan for the Future of Compounding
Under the leadership of President-elect Dale Coker, IACP will begin a multi-month strategic planning initiative beginning this coming summer. In addition to representatives from the current Board of Directors, your Academy is looking for interested volunteers to participate in helping shape the future of the organization and develop key objectives for the compounding practitioner community. "Having members of the organization help in this process, including those who've never been on a Committee or even attended an IACP program, will assure that our planning is multi-dimensional and brings in perspectives that our Board may not have," said Coker.
IACP Welcomes New Corporate Partner
The IACP Corporate Partner program engages corporate leaders in the pharmacy compounding community by connecting them with IACP’s more than 3,600 pharmacists, technicians, students, and members of the compounding community who focus upon the specialty practice of pharmacy compounding. We encourage all IACP members to support these corporate partners that are instrumental in our joint effort to protect and grow this vital part of quality health care. Thank you for your continued support of pharmacy compounding!
New Rules Regarding Reporting of CEUs to the CPE Monitor Data Base
Effective May 1, 2014 all ACPE-accredited providers have 60 days after the CPE activity participation date to upload the participant credit into CPE Monitor. The provider must upload the participant information 60 days from the date the participant completed the CPE activity. This applies to all CPE activities: live, internet-based, and home-study articles.
Registration will open August of 2014. Save the date! The ACA, IACP, ACVP Educational Conference returns to Fort Lauderdale in 2015
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 25-28, 2015, at the ocean front property, the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Reserve your hotel room now and receive the advance discount!
Start planning now! Book your hotel room at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The deadline to receive the hotel group rate is on or before 6:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, January 23, 2015.
IACP Regional Education Meeting Heading to Newark, NJ; Atlanta, GA; and Dallas, TX
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. 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 are affecting compounders today. Click here for more information!
IACP is your one-stop resource for all things compounding! Compounder Calendar provides a comprehensive listing of compounding events and continuing education programs. Click here to view IACP’s Upcoming Events.
IACP Career Center
Welcome to the IACP Career Center! Your destination for exciting job opportunities and the best resource for qualified candidates within the Industry. Click here to view the IACP Career Center.
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