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Capitol Connections June 18, 2013
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June 18, 2013

More Than 415 Attendees Convene in Washington, D.C. for Compounders on Capitol Hill 2013

The Report from CCH 2013

Thank you for joining us at IACP’s 19th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill, June 1-4, 2013! More than 415 of your fellow colleagues convened in Washington, D.C. to take part in a comprehensive program of Continuing Education with captivating speakers, a full Exhibit Hall featuring 37 leading companies, and many professional networking opportunities. Among the group traveling to D.C. were 100 first-time participants in the Compounders on Capitol Hill legislative conference.Thank you for playing an active role to ensure your patients have continued access to customized medications. The future of your practice, your patients’ well being and your compounding profession depends in great part upon your participation at this important annual event. Thank you for going to D.C.!

Thanks also to the more than 270 Members who participated in IACP's second annual Virtual Hill Day. Your efforts are making a real difference!

The Stats to Date

Although all the debriefing documents are being summarized by our Washington D.C. team, the initial reports from CCH are impressive.

  • 202 total participants representing 41 states
  • 216 face-to-face meetings scheduled
  • 82% of Senate offices scheduled
  • 32.95% of House offices scheduled
  • 115 meetings included the Senator/Congressman

In addition to these scheduled meetings, state delegations also called on additional Congressional representatives while they were on the Hill.

“Compounding pharmacists came to Washington to speak with their Senator and Congressional representatives about several specific issues that directly affect their patients,” says IACP President Wade Siefert, RPh. “We are particularly concerned that the new Senate legislation (S.959) as currently written could impede our patients’ access to pharmacy compounding. We are working closely with our respective state representation, and the Senate HELP Committee to resolve issues with the proposed legislation.” IACP continues to educate patients, prescribers, pharmacists, patient advocacy groups, congressional offices, regulatory agencies, state pharmacy associations and state pharmacy boards about the vital importance of continued access to compounded medications.

“These visits to Congress came at a particularly critical time for compounding pharmacies across the country and for the patients whom they serve. Our IACP members are mindful of the terrible tragedy that occurred last year with the New England Compounding Center meningitis outbreak. We never want to see another situation like this, again,” says IACP Executive Vice President & CEO David G. Miller, RPh. “We also believe it’s vital that patients and practitioners continue to have access to compounded medications prepared by licensed pharmacists who are following the necessary guidelines and who are helping patients and practitioners with personalized medication solutions each and every day.”

States without representation/CCH attendees this year: Alaska, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, Vermont, and West Virginia. We look forward to having your colleagues' representation in these states next year!

Picture Perfect!

A CCH 2013 photo gallery is now available. Click here to view.

Send out a CCH Press Release!

Let your local press and community know about your participation in this year's Compounders on Capitol Hill. Click here for a CCH press release providing stats and background on the event. To obtain a customizable copy of this press release, please email Dagmar Climo, IACP Marketing & Communications Director at

Click here to read more about CCH 2013.

IACP Member Media Tools: Protect the Public and Preserve Pharmacy Compounding

Last week, a Member Alert from IACP President Wade Siefert, RPh, was sent to IACP members in an effort to assist with outreach to local media. We included a downloadable Op Ed piece, designed for members to customize and submit to their local newspapers. IACP's PR firm, Ball Consulting Group, stands ready to assist you with this op-ed.

Click here for more information, and to access the op-ed.  

Save the Date & New Location!

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 5-8, 2014 at the ocean front property, the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

What you can expect in 2014:

  • Benefit from multiple education tracks; practice-based, compounding, and veterinary clinical and compounding.  
  • Learn the fundamental steps to successfully work with your local media.
  • Develop a Social Media campaign about your pharmacy and its role in the community.  
  • Leverage the latest tools and resources to implement a quality improvement plan in your pharmacy.
  • Hear what your peers are doing in the This Works for Me! sessions.
  • Tips for hiring and retaining good employees for a successful pharmacy.  
  • What’s New in Veterinary Pharmacy, and much more!
  • Visit with companies showcasing services that can improve your business.

Click here to

Register today for the IACP Regional Education Meeting in Chicago, Illinois on July 25, 2013!

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. At this seminar, you will hear from IACP's Executive Vice President & CEO David G. Miller, RPh 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.

The seminar is designed for any pharmacist, technician or pharmacy student currently involved in or interested in building their understanding about compounding pharmacy.  Whether you’re a veteran compounder or just thinking about implementing this critical health service for your community, we hope you’ll join us for an evening of education and fellowship. For more information, please visit

At the conclusion of this seminar, the pharmacist and technician attendee will be able to:

  • Explain how compounders are regulated and enforced by the State Boards of Pharmacy, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
  • List four different regulatory initiatives and two court cases that have defined FDA’s oversight to compounders.
  • State what authority the FDA has when inspecting compounding pharmacies.
  • Define “bulk ingredients” and the difference between “FDA-approved” products.
  • Define “office use” and describe how compounding for office use differs from wholesaling.
  • Describe key components of federal proposed legislation that may change the balance of existing federal and state authorities. 

Chicago, Illinois – July 25, 2013
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Mark Drugs Roselle
384 E. Irving Park, Roselle, IL  60172

Click here to view the event flyer!




Fall 2013 Regional Education Meeting Schedule Announced!

Austin, Texas  – August 6, 2013
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Peoples Rx Pharmacy
3801 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704
Registration opening late June!

Houston, Texas  – August 8, 2013
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
IACP Corporate Headquarters
4638 Riverstone Blvd, Missouri City, TX 77459
Click here to view the event flyer for more details!

Tulsa, Oklahoma – September 14, 2013
Time: TBA
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa Downtown
616 W. Seventh Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74127
Registration opening next month!

Salt Lake City, Utah – September 26, 2013
Time: TBA
Roseman School of Pharmacy
Registration opening next month!  

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 or call 281.933.8400. For more information on sponsorship, please click here. For more information on hosting, please click here.  

IACP Calendar

IACP is your one-stop resource for all things compounding! CompounderCalendar provides a comprehensive listing of compounding events and continuing education programs.

Click here to view IACP’s Upcoming Events. 

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