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IACP Capitol Connections, May 5, 2016
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May 5, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE

 

Congressman Buddy Carter Champions Compounding on House Floor

IACP Tells Washington Examiner – FDA Continues to Ignore Congressional Intent on Office Use

USP Update

IACP’s Compounders Stateside – May Report Available

Corporate Partner Spotlight: Gates Healthcare Associates

#PrideInOurRxProfession – IACP Members in the News

Corporate Partner & Affiliate News

#CCH2016 Online Registration Ends on Friday, May 27th

 

COMP PAC Dinner Featuring Congressman Doug Collins

Are You Using the #CCH2016 Graphic Toolkit?

 

Hey Pardner: Got Rx Mixer Tickets?

Mark Your Calendar for The Compound Conference!

Need CE, ASAP?

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congressman Buddy Carter Champions Compounding on House Floor

U.S. Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA) goes to bat again for pharmacy compounding! On April 27th, he gave a floor speech on executive overreach and compounding during the U.S. House of Representatives Morning Hour with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

 

Please click here to view the C-Span Broadcast. Rep. Carter begins speaking at 6:03.41 within the recording.

 

Click here to view the Congressional Record containing the speech transcript. Rep. Carter's comments begin at bottom of page 4.

 

Learn more Click here to view the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's video on Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter.

 

Meet Rep. Buddy Carter at #CCH 2016!

 

Rep. Carter will address CCH 2016 attendees on Sunday, June 12th, 8 to 9 a.m., “Changing the U.S. Health System, 21st Century Cures.”

Your presence will be critical at Compounders on Capitol Hill (CCH), June 11-14, 2016. Go to the Hill with IACP and let your representatives know how important pharmacy compounding is to their constituents! Click here for #CCH2016 information.

 


IACP Tells Washington Examiner – FDA Continues to Ignore Congressional Intent on Office Use

The Washington Examiner continued the media’s interest in the Appropriations debate, “Big Pharma Duels with Pharmacies in Funding Fight.” In the April 27th story, The Examiner lays out the battle brewing among Big Pharma, various pharmaceutical trade and advocacy groups on compounding pharmacists and their ability to provide office use medications.

 

Quoted in the article, IACP’s Executive Vice President John Voliva says, "For office use, the FDA continues to ignore clear Congressional intent ... where the states have clearly indicated pathways in which pharmacies can participate in office use compounding."

 

Please click here to read the entire Washington Examiner article.


USP Update


Errata for USP General Chapter <800> Published

 

The errata for USP General Chapter <800> regarding HEPA filtration has been posted and is available on USP's website here.

 

2016 USP Compounding Compendium with General Chapter <800> Available – Discount for IACP Members

 

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’s Compounders Stateside – May Report Available

IACP’s Compounders Stateside is a members-only one-stop resource for state legislative updates and the latest happenings with state Boards of Pharmacy. Need to know the latest happenings in your State? IACP has the information for you! Be sure to visit Compounders Stateside for the latest legislative and regulatory activity in your state. This is vital information for your practice to ensure you're operating within your state guidelines.

 

Please click here to access the Legislative Report.

 

Please click here to access the Regulatory Report.


Corporate Partner Spotlight: Gates Healthcare Associates

Gates Healthcare Associates is at the forefront of compounding pharmacy practice, helping our clients adapt to a changing regulatory landscape, achieve or renew accreditation, and comply with new professional standards such as USP <800>. Our experienced team of consultants provides an array of services including comprehensive design and development of USP <800>-compliant compounding facilities; preparation for third-party accreditation such as PCAB; strategic analysis of existing practices; and support to clients as they address FDA and state compliance issues.

 

For more information, please visit www.gateshealthcareassociates.com.


#PrideInOurRxProfession – IACP Members in the News


 

IACP Member Dawn Ipsen, PharmD, Kusler's Compounding Pharmacy, Snohomish, Wash., is featured in The Herald Business Journal, "Snohomish Pharmacy Thrives in a World of Giants."

 

IACP Member Daniel Moreno, PharmD, RPh, and SureCare Pharmacy in El Paso, Texas, are featured in El Paso Inc., "El Paso Pharmacy to Mix Custom Drugs."


Corporate Partner & Affiliate News

LP3 Network Takes Over Healthcare Education

 

DoseLogix: Topical Metered-Dosing Dispenser Performance Evaluation


Donnie Calhoun, RPh, Selected to Lead ACA, ACVP, and ACA Foundation


Compounding Industry Leaders to Offer USP <800> Webinars in May-ACHC/PCAB Join with VGM, Attentus to Discuss Newest Standards for Compounding Pharmacies

 

IJPC – Free Download USP <800> Gap Analysis

 


#CCH2016 Online Registration Ends on Friday, May 27th

 

The Hotel Room Block is Sold Out. Click Here for Options.


 

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. Please click here for more information!

 

Why is CCH important to attend?

 

"Attendance at CCH has been a professionally rewarding experience featuring lectures that are informative and presented with concise counsel that inspires us to make positive changes in our processes, protecting our practice and more importantly, our patients."

Patrice Shook, CPhT, Compliance Officer, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Why is CCH important to you? Email a brief statement to Ashlyn Grant. Please click here for more on #CCH2016!

 


On Monday, June 13th, 7:30-9:30 pm, COMP PAC will host the U.S. Congressman Doug Collins as the keynote speaker for the COMP PAC Fundraising Dinner at Ruth's Chris. The COMP PAC Dinner is an exclusive opportunity for IACP members to have a candid and direct dialogue with the Congressman to talk about the future of health care and compounding as well as the current regulatory and legislative issues facing compounding pharmacies.

 

Please click here to read more from COMP PAC Chair Shawn Hodges, PharmD.

To attend the COMP PAC Dinner or to make a donation, please click here.


Are You Using the #CCH2016 Graphic Toolkit?


 

Tell your patient and prescriber communities know that you will be attending Compounders on Capitol Hill this year! Promote the Conference on your pharmacy or company website, Facebook page and even in print! Attendees, Corporate Partners and Exhibiting Companies are all encouraged to promote their support by using the CCH 2016 Graphic Toolkit. The Toolkit includes a logo/web banner, Facebook Cover Image, “I’m Attending” e-mail signature as well as full page, ¼-page, and ½-page print ads.

Be Loud and Proud! Let everyone know you're going to D.C.! Click here to download the CCH 2016 Graphic Toolkit.


Hey Pardner: Got Rx Mixer Tickets?

 

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, a donation form, buy tickets, and to learn more about Rx Mixer please click here.

 

Thank you Rx Mixer Sponsors! Thank you Rx Mixer Donors!


Mark Your Calendars!

The 2016 Compound Conference will return to Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, October 9, 2016!

 

Exhibitor Prospectus Now Open

 

Click here to access the Online Commitment Form

Attendee registration will open on Monday, June 20th

The Compound Conference is the only conference annually partnering with a state pharmacy association, bringing 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 the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA), the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and the Ohio Society of Health Pharmacists (OSHP).

 

For more information, pleaseclick here.


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 more than 100 programs with a variety of pharmacy topics.

 

Please click here to access the self-paced programs.

 

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