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IACP Capitol Connections, July 8, 2016
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July 8, 2016

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Capitol Connections is a biweekly newsletter for IACP Members Only.

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IACP Attends PCAC Meeting

FDA Releases Additional Guidance


Did You Miss It? The CCH 2016 Report!


Picture Perfect: #CCH2016 Photo Galleries




Contribute to IACP’s One Fund & Help Keep the Momentum Going in D.C.!


More FDA News


USP Compounding Compendium


IACP Member News


IACP Affiliate & Corporate Partner News


Corporate Partner Spotlight: PCCA


Mark Your Calendar for The Compound Conference


IACP AdvanCE Live Webinars


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IACP Attends PCAC Meeting


IACP’s John Voliva, RPh, Executive Vice President, attended the FDA’s Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC) in person on June 23rd.

“It appears we may have turned a bit of a corner in how these Committee meetings are being conducted,” says John. “With Jane Axelrad’s departure from the FDA, compounding is now primarily overseen by a new agency official, Julie Dohm. The way the meeting was run, providing more equal opportunity for testimony from both the drug substance nominator and the public, was appreciated. In addition, we saw the Committee vote against the FDA’s recommendation for two drugs (Tea Tree Oil & DMPS) and voted to place them on the positive list.


Please click here to read more, including voting results.

FDA Releases Additional Guidance

FDA released two draft guidance documents this morning regarding compounded drug products which are “essentially copies” of commercially available drugs under Section 503A and 503B. The guidance documents can be found at the below links.


Compounded Drug Products That Are Essentially Copies of a Commercially Available Drug Product Under Section 503A of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

Compounded Drug Products That Are Essentially Copies of Approved Drug Products Under Section 503B of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

IACP is reviewing these guidance documents and will provide a summary to the IACP membership.

Did You Miss It? The CCH 2016 Report!

Click here for a comprehensive 2016 CCH Report.


Save the Date for #CCH2017! June 10-13, 2017 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

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.

Welcome Reception

Exhibitor Experience

Educational Sessions
IACP Foundation Rx Mixer Comp PAC Dinner #CCH2016 Hill Day



Survey Reminder: IACP Members - please take time to tell us how we're doing! Survey Closes TONIGHT at Midnight. If you did not receive the emailed survey, please let us know at

Thank you in advance for your time and participation!

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.


Click to view contributions!


More FDA News

Click here for the latest drug shortage information.


Science Based Medicine: FDA Efforts to Improve Compounded Drug Safety Upsets Naturopaths

USP Compounding Compendium

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 Member News

Congressman Chris Stewart(R-UT) takes time to visit with IACP Member Dean Jolley, RPh, Jolley's Compounding Pharmacy in Salt Lake City on June 27th.


Thanks, Dean, for your continued efforts with your representatives, pressing the issues that are important to your patients and practitioners.

IACP Board Member Teri Wright Rolan, PharmD, Highland Pharmacy in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM, appears on KOB 4. Thanks, Teri, for educating your community about pharmacy compounding! ‪


#PrideinOurProfession‬‬‬! Click here to view the interview.

Check out the Letter to the Editor IACP Member Martin Pietruszewski, RPh, Secundum Artem Pharmacy, Inc in Kenmore, N.Y., wrote to The Buffalo News. "Compounding Pharmacy can Relieve Patients' Pain."


Thanks, Martin, for spreading the positive compounding word!

IACP Affiliate & Corporate Partner News

IACP Affiliate ACHC has upcoming workshops – please see the below links. All IACP members receive a $50 discount with the code WS50P!


USP <800> Compliance Workshop sponsored by PCAB

Infusion/Specialty Pharmacy Workshop


PCAB Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding Workshop

DMEPOS Workshop

Be sure to download your free USP <800> Gap Analysis from IACP’s Corporate Partner International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding and Click here!

Corporate Partner Spotlight: PCCA


PCCA 2016 International Seminar: Registration Now Open


The compounding industry’s biggest event is all about getting fired up to learn about compounding’s latest trends, discover the newest products and connect with the people who make it all possible.


HURRY – EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CONTEST ENDS SOON! Register before Friday, July 15 for a chance to win a FREE registration. Click here to read more!

Mark Your Calendars!

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

Exhibitor Prospectus Now Open - Booths Available!

Click here to access the Online Commitment Form

Attendee registration will be open on Monday, July 11th!


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, please click here.

Don’t miss these upcoming LIVE webinars!


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

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