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Research Grants Awarded

Seeking Grant Proposals for Spring 2013

Fall 2012 Student Writing Competition Winners

Spring 2013 Student Writing Competition

IACP Foundation Research Committee


9th Annual Rx Mixer
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, Virginia

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March 2013 Issue


Research Grants Awarded

The IACP Foundation recently awarded four research grants from the Fall 2012 application period. A total of $39,480 will be distributed.

Research Grants Winners

Scott Asbill, PhD

Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy
Are Compounded Gels Efficacious?  The In Vitro and In Vivo Testing of Compounded Gels Using PAMPA, Porcine Skin and the Formalin Pain Model
Grant Award:  $10,000.00
Target Date of Completion:  January 2014

Sai HS. Boddu, PhD

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Toledo HSC
Preparation and Evaluation of a Pluronic Lecithin Organogel Containing Ricinoleic Acid for the Transdermal Delivery of Ketoprofen
Grant Award:  $9,980.00
Target Date of Completion:  January 2014 

Adwoa Nornoo, PhD

Palm Beach Atlantic University
The Impact of Stability on the Topical Penetration of Ketoprofen Compounded in a Cream
Grant Award:  $10,000.00
Target Date of Completion:  January 2014

Venkata Kashyap Yellepeddi, PhD

College of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences
Formulation and Stability Studies of a Preservative Free Prochlorperazine Nasal Spray for Pain Relief in Migraine
Grant Award:  $9.500.00Target Date of Completion:  January 2014

Seeking Grant Proposals for Spring 2013 Grant Cycle 

As part of its semi-annual Requests for Proposals to conduct research into compounded preparations, the IACP Foundation is pleased to announce its Spring 2013 Grant Cycle with the issuance of our formal RFP.  We strongly encourage you to consider submitting a grant proposal and sharing this opportunity with your colleagues.  Complete details about the RFP – including the Foundation’s research agenda as well as particulars about submitting a grant – can be accessed by clicking here . Applications are being accepted now for the April 15, 2013 deadline.  

Congratulations to the Fall 2012 Student Writing Competition Winners

The following three winners have been selected by a review committee from the papers submitted. They will receive a $500 cash prize and their essays will be published in the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists’ publication, CustomRx Connection.  Congratulations to:
Continuing Importance of Pharmaceutical Compounding 
Jenni-lyn Ladutko 
Northeastern University School of Pharmacy
Boston, Massachusetts
The Continued Value of Compounding
Mike Nye
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Highland Park, New Jersey
Compounding: A Medical Necessity in the Past, Present, and Future
Jennifer Ryba
University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Announcing the Spring 2013 Student Writing Competition
THEME - “Should Third-Parties Reimburse for Compounded Preparations Even If They Aren't FDA Approved?”

As part of its commitment to education, the IACP Foundation has established the Annual Student Writing Competition to recognize outstanding original papers on pharmacy compounding. The theme, "Should third-parties reimburse for compounded preparations even if they aren't FDA approved?"  Three winners will be selected by a review committee from the papers submitted. The writers of the best three papers will receive a $500 cash prize.  All pharmacy students are encouraged to compete.  The application deadline is Monday, April 15, 2013.  If you are a pharmacy student preceptor, please make sure that each of your students are aware of this great opportunity to actively participate in the compounding profession. 

Download Student Essay Competition rules and guidelines here.

IACP Foundation Research Committee

The IACP Foundation Research Committee is responsible for defining the Foundation’s annual research agenda, to foster IACP Foundation’s mission by seeking and recommending research projects for funding that promote and advance pharmacy compounding. This Committee is even more important than ever before as we help document the value of customized medication services through demonstration grants, stability studies, practice-based research initiatives and more. Click here for the list of members that have been appointed to the 2013 IACP Foundation Research Committee.

9th Annual Rx Mixer Celebrating
Sunday Night Fever
Sunday, June 2, 2013, 6:30 p.m. – Midnight
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Va.

Dig out your old platform shoes, flared pants and neck chains and travel back in time to the disco days!  On Sunday, June 2, 2013, it’s the IACP Foundation’s 9th Annual Rx Mixer celebrating Sunday Night Fever at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.  The night will include cocktails, buffet dinner, live auctions, Treasure Boxes, raffle packages and dancing to our funky music DJ.  So break out your dancing shoes and make plans to join us for a fun and outta sight night and help fund the Foundation’s research and education initiatives!  Enjoy fellowship with your colleagues from around the country while benefiting the IACP Foundation.  

When you register for Compounders on Capitol Hill (CCH), be sure to get your tickets to the Rx Mixer. To register for CCH, visit

Sponsorship packages are still available ranging from $1,750 to $5,000.  Individual tickets are available at $150.  Click here to view the RX Mixer 2013 Prospectus.

The IACP Foundation Board of Directors and Rx Mixer Committee wishes to recognize the following sponsors for their generous support:

Auction Sponsor - $10,000

Funkadelic Entertainment Sponsor – $10,000

Far Out T-shirt Sponsor - $8,000

Disco Den Sponsor – $8,000

Table Decorations Sponsor – $6,500

Photo Booth Sponsor – $5,000

Bar Sponsor – $5,000

Casino Fun Bucks Sponsor – $1,000

Thank you to the following Rx Mixer 2013 Individual Donors!

A&O Specialty Pharmacy, Dave Smith, RPh, FIACP
Acology Prescription Compounding, Mike Coppedge, RPh
Acton Pharmacy Inc., Saad Dinno, RPh, FIACP
Anderson Compounding Pharmacy, Cleve Anderson, DPh
Andrews Pharmacy, Jerry Beamer, RPh
Anonymous Donor
Anonymous Donor
Asheville Compounding Pharmacy, John Boff, RPh
Bay Pharmacy Compounding, Gordon Punt, RPh, and George Warren, RPh
Bearss Pharmacy, Adeleke Alli, RPh
Bert’s Pharmacy, Lee Berrettini, RPh
Boudreaux’s Specialty Compounding, Douglas Boudreaux, PD, RPh
Broadway Apothecary, Kate James, RPh, FIACP and Willie James
Carr Drugs, Randy Carr, RPh, FIACP
Carroll Pharmacy, Greg Carroll, RPh
Carrollwood Pharmacy, Dan Fucarino, RPh
Central Rexall Drugs, Donald Fellows, RPh
Colony Drug, Patty Johnson, RPh
Cooper Drugs, Robert Cecil, RPh
Crosby’s Drug, Inc., Fred Merchant
CustomMed Apothecary, LLC, Jeff Jackson, RPh, FIACP
Custom Prescriptions of Lancaster, Diane Boomsma, PharmD, FIACP
Custom Scripts, James Castillo, RPh
Daleo Compounding Pharmacy, Charles Daleo, RPh
Danhauer Drug Store, Jeffrey Danhauer, RPh
Davis Islands Pharmacy, Bob Bobo, RPh
Evans Prescription Pharmacy, Bentley Hawley, RPh
Fairview Compounding Pharmacy, Gary Carlson, RPh
Family Med Pharmacy, Carter Cobb, PharmD
Fry’s Prescription Pharmacy, Ben Fry, RPh, FIACP
Harvest Drug & Gift, Inc., Janet Beard, RPh, FIACP
Healthway Compounding Pharmacy, Mike Collins, RPh, FIACP
Healthy Choice Apothecary, Phil Altman, RPh
Heritage Compounding Pharmacy, Chris Burgess, RPh
Hieber’s Pharmacy, Joseph Bettinger, RPh
Hinkle’s Pharmacy, John Hinkle, RPh
Home Care Pharmacy, Joseph Corgan, RPh
Hudako’s Pharmacy, Peter Halecky, RPh
Innovative Pharmacy Services, Keith Guy, RPh, FIACP
Jones Pharmacy, Ralph Balchin, RPh
Ladd Family Pharmacy, Elaine Ladd, PharmD
Lambert-Kipp Pharmacy, Doug Kipp, RPh
Larry's Pharmacy, Larry Hobbs, RPh
Letco Medical, Brian Cipperley
Liberty Drug & Surgical, Al Brown, RPh
Lloyd's Pharmacy, Ron Johnson, RPh
Madison Drugs, Terry Wingo, RPh
Magnolia Pharmacy, Steven Hoffart, PharmD
Maryville Pharmacy, Gary Ceretto, RPh
McMahan Pharmacy, Mike McMahan, RPh, and Haverde Warner, RPh
Medi Thrift Drugs, John Costanza, RPh
Medical Center Pharmacy, Gerard Bouchard, RPh
Medical Center Pharmacy, Henry Herring, RPh
Medicine Man Pharmacy, Harry Melnick, RPh
Medicine Shoppe, Terry Cole
Moses Lake Professional Pharmacy, Shawn Needham, RPh
Myers Drug, Doug Chadwick, RPh
Oakdell Pharmacy, Jeff Carson, RPh
Pharmacy Creations, Scott Karolchyk, MS, RPh
PCCA, Danyce Ashton
PCCA, David Catalano
PCCA, Mike DeLisio
PCCA, Lizzie Dragon
PCCA, Mark Feller
PCCA, Lisa Johnson
PCCA, Adam Kemp
PCCA, Erin Michael
PCCA, Debbie Owens
PCCA, Ari Pailakian
PCCA, Michelle Perreault
PCCA, Deanna Tauriello
PJ's Prescription Shoppe, Mary Holgrave, RPh
Poquoson Pharmacy, David Creecy, RPh
Portage Pharmacy, Larry Curtis, RPh
Potter’s House Apothecary, Crissy Borg & Kevin Borg, PharmD, FIACP
Premier Custom Pharmacy, Tracy Christian, RPh
Premier Pharmacy Labs Inc., Vern Allen, RPh
Prescription Alternatives, Inc., Janet Carter, RPh
Prescription Compounds, Patsy Angelle, PD, FIACP, FACA
Professional Building Pharmacy, Jung Lee, RPh
Red River Pharmacy Services, David Boudreaux, RPh
Reliable Rexall Drug, Sam Ching, RPh
Rockwell Compounding, Steven Cosentino, RPh
Share N Care Pharmacy, Wilfred Chavez, RPh
Skrip Shoppe Compounding Pharmacy, James Greene, RPh
Smith's Drug, John Higgins, RPh
Stephenson Pharmacy, Patrick Healy, RPh
Stewart's Pharmacy & The Wellness Store, Lee Stewart, RPh
Tar Heel Drug, Inc., Jim Deming, PharmD, RPh
The Apothecary, Stephen Anderson, RPh
The Clinic Pharmacy, Tim Barrick, PharmD
The Medicine Shoppe, John Antony, BPharm, MSc,PhD
The Medicine Shoppe, Barry Bilbro, RPh
The Sullivan Pharmacy, Joan Jones, RPh and Tony Jones, RPh
Town & Country Compounding & Consultation, John Herr, RPh, FIACP
Triad Compounding Pharmacy, Ron Miller, RPh
Triangle Compounding, Danny Barnes, PharmD
Tri State Compounding Pharmacy, John Dinkelaker, RPh
Vet Med, Inc., John DeMars, RPh
Voshell's Pharmacy, Jay Dorsch, RPh
Western Iowa Compounding Solutions, Edward Maier, RPh


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