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IACP Capitol Connections, June 2, 2016
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June 2, 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE

 

IACP is Hosting Three Key Congressmen at CCH 2016 – Are You Registered?

 

UPDATE – Rep. Stewart/Cuellar Letter to FDA – Signature Campaign is on the Move!

FDA to Hold Pharmacy Stakeholder Listening Session on June 6th

 

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

 

Corporate Partner Spotlight: BIOSRX, Inc.

 

IACP Members Update

 

IACP Welcomes New Corporate Partners!

 

Online Registration Still Open! Register Now!

 

Hey Pardner: Got Rx Mixer Tickets?

 

The Compound Conference: Mark Your Calendars

 

IACP AdvanCE: Upcoming Live Webinars

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IACP is Hosting Three Key Congressmen at CCH 2016 – Are You Registered?

IACP is proud to host Congressman Buddy Carter, RPh (R-GA), Doug Collins (R-GA) and Chris Stewart (R-UT) as speakers at our 22nd Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill! Click here to view the CCH Syllabus and speaking schedules for the Congressmen, including Congressman Carter’s Keynote Presentation on Sunday, June 12th at 8 am: Changing the US Health System – 21st Century Cures.

 

IACP’s support of key federal candidates allows us to continue the dialogue we began long ago about the value and necessity of providing safe and necessary compounded medications for all of our patients. Interested in hearing from your Representatives on issues relating to compounding, pharmacy practice and the healthcare setting overall?

 

Don’t miss meeting these Compounding Champions in person! It’s not too late to register for CCH!

To register or for more information, visit www.iacprx.org/cch.

 

Please click here to read more about the Congressmen's CCH presentations.


UPDATE – Rep. Stewart/Cuellar Letter to FDA – Signature Campaign is on the Move!


The DQSA Coalition is working with the offices of Congressmen Chris Stewart (R-UT-2) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) to gather congressional signatures and send a letter to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Robert M. Califf regarding office use!

Please click here to view the letter.

The letter to FDA will be available for signatures until June 17th. Our objective is to obtain 50 congressional signatures! Click here to view who has signed the letter to date.

 

IACP MembersClick here for an easy-to-use action alert, asking your respective Representatives to sign onto the letter. If your representative already has signed on, IACP’s advocacy system will provide you with a thank you note ready to send! It’s easy. It’s quick. And, it’s important!

 

Thank you to our Members who have taken action! Your efforts have resulted in 477 messages going to the Hill, and have been instrumental in obtaining signatures. Let’s keep this rolling!


FDA to Hold Pharmacy Stakeholder Listening Session on June 6th

 

IACP will be in attendance at an FDA Pharmacy Stakeholder Listening Session on June 6th, 3:30 to 5 pm Eastern. We will provide an update in an upcoming newsletter.


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.


Corporate Partner Spotlight: BIOSRX, Inc.


 

Cappucine Digital Dispensing System

Transferring formulations has never been this fast, exact, and simple.

With the introduction of the Cappucine digital dispensing system, a new era in compounding begins—revolutionizing the way stock formulations are transferred from EMP-Unguator® jars into patients’ smaller dispensing devices. When volume-digitalization is coupled with automation, Cappucine is born: multiplying productivity, consistency, and accuracy. Its easy-to-use, minimalist design allows the complexity of modern technology to operate with ease. Ticker™ topical applicators, pumps, jars, and syringes can now be filled with just the push of a button. With Cappucine, compounding will never be the same!

 

Please click here to read more.


IACP Members Update


 

Shaping the Future: Westmoreland Pharmacy Building Unique to New Albany

 

Richard Marlin named ‘Guardian of the Menorah


IACP Welcomes New Corporate Partners!

 

To learn more about Ethipak LLC, please visit www.ethipak.com.


To learn more about Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, please visit www.golighthouse.com.


Online Registration Still Open! Register Now!


 

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?

 

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, Newark, Delaware

 

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.

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 at the Renaissance Washington DC on Sunday, June 12, 2016.

 

Check out the Online Rx Mixer Program Auction!


Click on the program cover to see what's up for auction!

 

To volunteer, donate an auction item, or become 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.


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.



Don’t miss these upcoming LIVE webinars!

Marketing Fundamentals

Thursday, June 9, 2016

11am - 12 pm CST

2016 OSHA Training – Bloodborne Pathogens

Multiple webinars throughout the year - please click title for exact dates

Prioritizing USP <800>: Separating the ‘Musts’ from the ‘Shoulds’

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

12 pm - 1 pm CST


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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