Representative Stewart/Cuellar Letter Sent to FDA with 61 Congressional Signatures!
Your efforts have made a huge difference! The Representative Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) letter to FDA regarding the preservation of office use compounding has been sent with 61 CONGRESSIONAL SIGNATURES!
Your work on the Hill at #CCH2016 and via IACP's advocacy campaign helped to make this happen!! Be proud of all you have accomplished. Click here to see the letter and view our IACP Members on the Hill urging their congressional representatives to sign this important letter to FDA.
Click here to view Congressman Stewart's announcement on this bipartisan effort.
Be Social: Tweet your thanks to @RepChrisStewart and @RepCuellar, and your respective reps who signed on the letter.
IACP Members Go to the Hill with Three Actionable Asks
IACP’s Legislative Team will continue to update you on our progress.
Support Pharmacists: Sign the Bipartisan Letter to FDA Led by Representatives Chris Stewart and Henry Cuellar.
Support Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings to Request House Oversight and Government Reform Hearings on FDA's Implementation of DQSA.
Support Pharmacists: Sign the Senate Letter to FDA Regarding Office-use.
#CCH2016 Hill Day – The Stats
Although all the debriefing documents are being summarized by our Washington D.C. legislative team, the initial reports from CCH are impressive.
•133 attendees representing 36 states participated in our annual Hill Day
•177 face-to-face meetings of which 51 were with the Senator or Congressman
•Attendees met with almost three quarters of the Senate (71 Senate Meetings) and nearly a quarter of the of the US House (106 House Meetings)
Stay tuned for a comprehensive report of action items in an upcoming edition of Capitol Connections.
Haven’t sent in your Hill Day evaluation? Send it here.
Picture Perfect: #CCH2016 Photo Galleries
The success of an event is often told through its pictures! Thank you to Bryan Sparks, CCH’s official photographer, for these beautiful photo galleries. You have permission to download these photos for your use.
COMP PAC Dinner Hosts Congressman Doug Collins and 30 IACP Members
On Monday, June 13th, theIACP COMP PAC Dinner hosted the Honorable Doug Collins, U.S. House of Representatives (R - GA) as the keynote speaker. This exclusive event allowed 30 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. (Photo l to r: COMP PAC Chair Shawn Hodges, PharmD, Congressman Collins, Board Chairman Dale Coker, RPh, FIACP)
Thank you for your support!
CCH Press Release: Be Loud and Proud
Tell your community and local media about your 2016 Compounders on Capitol Hill experience in Washington, D.C.!
Click here for a press release you can send to your media, providing final CCH attendance stats and quotes from you and IACP. Please contact Dagmar Anderson with any questions.
IACP Member Chris Burgess Joins the Board of Directors!
Please join IACP in welcoming Chris Burgess, RPh, Heritage Compounding Pharmacy, Mobile, Ala., to the IACP Board of Directors. Effective immediately, Chris assumes responsibility for a District IV seat.
Congrats and welcome, Chris!
Click here to view the 2016 IACP Board of Directors.
Be on the Lookout for an IACP Survey
IACP Members – you will be receiving an emailed survey from IACP tonight. We are seeking YOUR input on our programs, services and products. Your opinions and values regarding IACP are so important in shaping our future. All responses are confidential and your feedback will not be associated with you, unless you want it to be (e.g. you put your name in your answers). A consolidated summary of all responses will be made available to the IACP Strategic Planning Committee. Thank you in advance for your time and participation!
Please complete this survey by Tuesday, July 5, 2016.
Contribute to IACP’s One Fund & Help Keep the Momentum Going in D.C.!
IACP is making real progress through our DQSA Coalition and your efforts in educating your respective congressional representatives. We have a lot more before us! Please help us maintain the momentum by contributing to IACP’s One Fund. Your support enables us to serve you on the Hill!
Click here to contribute.
FDA Holds Pharmacy Stakeholder Listening Session on June 6th
Click here for an IACP summary from this session.
National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against 301 Individuals for Approximately $900 Million in False Billing
Click here to view the Department of Justice Release.
Click here to view IACP’s statement to Stat Columnist Ed Silverman.
Click here to view IACP’s Prescription Accountability Statement.
IACP Talks with WorkCompCentral Publication
Click here to view the article and EVP John Voliva’s statements.
IACP Member Bob Hoye, RPh, FIACP, Hoye's Pharmacy in Tampa, Fla., meets with Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL - photo center) and Congressman and Majority House Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA - photo left).
The three discussed the current challenges resulting from FDA not following DQSA's congressional intent. Congressman Bilirakis is one of the 61 co-signers of the Rep. Stewart/Cuellar letter to the FDA. Thank you, Bob, for your efforts on this matter!
Congratulations to IACP Member Cheri Garvin, RPh, The Compounding Center in Leesburg, VA, who was presented with the PCCA Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award! Click here to read more.
IACP Affiliate News
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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 be opening soon!
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!
New Veterinary Medication Therapies for Dogs & Cats
Friday, July 8, 2016
12pm – 1pm CST
Get SMART with Measurable Goals and Activities: A Look at the New Pharmacy Residency Goals and Objectives (Preceptor Development session)
Monday, July 11, 2016
2pm – 3pm CST
Governmental Investigations of Pharmacies & PBM Audits: The Rise in Medicaid Investigations and Changing PBM Audits
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
1pm – 2pm 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
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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