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IACP Capitol Connections, November 17, 2016
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November 17, 2016


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Capitol Connections is a biweekly newsletter for IACP Members Only.


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Happy Thanksgiving!


 GAO Releases Compounding Report


 Cast Your Ballot for IACP's 2017 Board of Directors by December 2nd


 More than $85,000 Raised for IACP


 Help Keep Compounding Front & Center on Capitol Hill


 Corporate Partner Spotlight: RxTaxPros


 IACP Member Update


 Compounders Stateside Update


 Corporate Partner News


 Save the Date for the 13th Annual Rx Mixer!


 Educational Conference Registration is now OPEN!


CCH Exhibitor Prospectus Now Available


 Upcoming AdvanCE Live Webinars


 Need CE, ASAP?































































IACP wishes you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!What is IACP thankful for?We are thankful for our Members, Board of Directors, Corporate Partners and Affiliates. Thank you for supporting IACP!

IACP will be closed next Thursday and Friday, reopening at 8 a.m. on Monday.

GAO Releases Compounding Report

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report this afternoon on compounding entitled“Drug Compounding – FDA Has Taken Steps to Implement Compounding Law, but Some States and Stakeholders Reported Challenges.”


 Please click here to view the entire report.


Please click here for report highlights.

IACP has just started reviewing this 70-page document, and will provide a full report to the membership in the coming weeks.

Cast Your Ballot for IACP’s 2017 Board of Directors by December 2nd

The IACP Board of Directors sets direction for the organization, serves as visionaries for the future of pharmacy compounding, and generates results. Board members contribute their time, energy and ideas to lead the organization forward and in turn, lead the compounding profession to greater success.

Your vote is important to IACP as we elect individuals to lead our association into the future. Please cast your ballot no later than Friday, December 2nd at Midnight. Results will be announced in mid-December. Please click here to view candidates and access your District’s ballot.


More than $85,000 Raised for IACP at PCCA International Seminar

Thank you, Corporate Partner PCCA, for generously supporting IACP at your 35th Annual International Seminar last week! With your help, members raised more than $85,000 for IACP at PCCA’s Dueling Piano Bar. Fun was had by all and monies were raised for IACP to help protect pharmacy compounding and patient access to the personalized medications they need!


 “Thank you to our members who donated during the Dueling Piano Bar! We are overwhelmed by your generosity and dedication IACP. Special thanks to IACP Member and former Board Member Lucy Malmberg, RPh, FACA, FACVP, Wedgewood Pharmacy, who donated $70,000 of the more than $85,000 raised in honor of her late husband and Wedgewood Pharmacy co-founder George Malmberg, RPh, FACA, FACVP. Thank you to PCCA for creating this event! We sincerely appreciate everyone’s efforts.”Gary McCrory, RPh, CCN, IACP President

Help Keep Compounding Front & Center on Capitol Hill


IACP is making real progress through our DQSA Coalition as well as your efforts in educating your respective congressional representatives. We have a lot more before us! Keeping IACP and pharmacy compounding top of mind on Capitol Hill is an ongoing challenge and a considerable investment. There’s an old saying in D.C. –“if you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re on the menu.”


 On average, IACP spends $1,000 a day just in lobbying and regulatory surveillance. And, when you consider the legislative/regulatory environment of the last several years – this investment has become even more critical and costly. Click here to view a few of our milestones.

Would You be Willing to Contribute to IACP’s One Fund? Please help us maintain the momentum by contributing today. Your support will allow us to represent your pharmacy’s and your patients’ issues on the Hill! Click here to contribute.


Corporate Partner Spotlight: RxTaxPros

RX TaxPros
Corporate Partner Since 2013

Knowing the numbers and minimizing your tax liability are key ingredients to the success of any business. RX TaxPros is the premier tax & accounting firm for compounding pharmacies across the country, having gained valuable knowledge and insight from some of the most successful and well respected businesses in the industry. Our tax and accounting professionals develop highly personalized tax and cost saving strategies necessary for your pharmacy to be competitive and successful. RX TaxPros is a division of Fleming & Associates, LLC.

IACP Member Update

IACP Member Dean Jolley, RPh, Jolley’s Compounding Pharmacy in Salt Lake City, Utah, is one of IACP’s most active congressional advocates! He took time out at the Utah Republican Rally held in September 2016 to take a selfie withU.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).

In office since 1977, Senator Hatch is the most senior Republican Senator, the second-most senior Senator overall, after Democrat Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who has served since 1975, and, having served for 39 years, 318 days, the second-longest-serving Republican Senator in U.S. history. And, he takes selfies!Thanks, Dean, for all you do to get the word out about pharmacy compounding.

Exclusive to Members: Compounders Stateside Updates Available


New Compounders Stateside Comprehensive Bill and Regulation updates have been posted for you on IACP’s website! Visit here to view. IACP works to keep its members up-to-date! Know someone who needs to join IACP - or need to renew your own membership? Contact today so that you can continue to have access to Member benefits such as Compounders Stateside.


Corporate Partner News

MEDISCA Introduces the Mazerustar®: A Revolutionary Mixer


MEDISCA‘s Mazerustar®is an integrated mixer and a deaerator system. It mixes and deaerates while simultaneously rotating and revolving the containers. Click here for more information.


 Spectrum Pharmacy Products Holding USP <800> Compliance Seminar



Spectrum Pharmacy Products will hold a USP <800> Compliance Seminar in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Click here for more information.

Save the Date for the 13th Annual Rx Mixer!


Join us as we gather for the IACP Foundation’s 13th Annual Rx Mixer, a fundraising event to be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C. on Sunday, June 11, 2017Registration and donations are now open! Please click here for more information!




Click Here to Register for #EduCon2017

Advanced Hotel Discount Ends January 23, 2017



Click Here for more conference information!


Reserve your booth TODAY!

Exhibitor Prospectus Now Open!


 Over the course of three days, vendors will have 7 HOURS dedicated solely to EXHIBITION TIME. This is the BEST place take advantage of face-to-face networking with the top compounding pharmacists in the profession. These pharmacists and technicians are committed to meeting the unique needs of patients through customized medication solutions. Exhibitors receive complimentary listings in all conference program materials plus the meeting website, onsite signage and the meeting e-newsletter.


 Don’t be left out! Reserve your exhibit booth TODAY! #CCH2017

We would like to thank the following exhibitors for their commitment to the 23rd Annual Compounders on Capitol HillARL Bio Pharma, Inc.; Associates of Cape Cod, Inc.; Compounder's International Analytical Laboratory (CIAL); DoseLogix; Exakt Technologies, Inc.; Hardy Diagnostics; Health Engineering Systems (HES); International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (IJPC); International Medical Industries, Inc.; Kunesa LLC, Letco Medical; LP3 Network; MEDISCA; Ortho Molecular Products; PCCA; Q.I. Medical, Inc.; Storey Marketing; Topi-Pump; Willow Birch Pharma; World Wide Medical Distributors.

We would like to thank the following meeting sponsors for their support of the 23rd AnnualCompounders on Capitol HillDoseLogix (Conference Notepad/Pen Combo); MEDISCA (One Education Session); PCCA (Meeting Tote Bag, Meeting Syllabus, Mobile Meeting App, Name Badge Holder, Hotel Room Keys, Network Lounge/Charging Station, Welcome Reception, One Education Session); Topi-Pump (Conference Travel Mugs).

Don’t miss these upcoming LIVE webinars!


2016 OSHA Training – Bloodborne Pathogens

Multiple webinars throughout year, click title for exact dates.

Need CE, ASAP?

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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