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IACP Capitol Connections, December 21, 2016
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December 21, 2016


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 Today's Table of Contents












 Capitol Connections is a biweekly newsletter for IACP Members Only.


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 Happy Holidays


 DEA Revises Announcement Regarding Renewal



 FDA's Proposed for "Positive List" is Published


 DQSA Coalition Sends Letter to the President-elect's Transition Team


 IACP Announces 2017 Board of Directors


 Help Keep Compounding Front & Center in 2017!


 Exclusive to Members: Compounders Stateside Updates


 Corporate Partner Update


 IACP Fellowship’s Spring Deadline is May 5th!


 Educational Conference Registration Advanced Discount Ends February 1st!


 Save the Date for the 13th Annual Rx Mixer!


 Compounders on Capitol HillRegistration Now Open!


 Upcoming AdvanCE Live Webinars


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IACP wishes you, your family and staff a very peaceful and joyous holiday season!

IACP will close on Friday, December 23rd, reopening on Monday, January 2nd. If you need to reach IACP during this time, please email

DEA Revises Announcement Regarding Renewal Applications

Reversing an announcement previously published on the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) website, starting January 2017, DEA will no longer send its second renewal notification by mail. Instead, an electronic reminder to renew will be sent to the email address associated with the DEA registration. Online renewal application here.


 At this time, DEA will otherwise retain its current policy and procedures with respect to renewal and reinstatement of registration. This policy is as follows:


• If a renewal application is submitted in a timely manner prior to expiration, the registrant may continue operations, authorized by the registration, beyond the expiration date until final action is taken on the application.


• DEA allows the reinstatement of an expired registration for one calendar month after the expiration date. If the registration is not renewed within that calendar month, an application for a new DEA registration will be required.


• Regardless of whether a registration is reinstated within the calendar month after expiration, federal law prohibits the handling of controlled substances or List 1 chemicals for any period of time under an expired registration.


More information here.


FDA's Proposed Rule for "Positive List" is Published

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that its first round of creating the “positive list” via the rulemaking channels has become official. There is a 90-day comment period, meaning, we will have until around March 16, 2017 to submit comments.


 Please click here to view FDA’s document.


IACP is thoroughly reviewing the comments, and will publish to the Membership its submitted comments. For a refresher on how these lists are created, please see the article IACP’s Executive Vice President John Voliva, RPh wrote about the lists here.

DQSA Coalition Sends Letter to the President-elect's Transition Team

The Drug Quality & Security Act (DQSA) Coalition, founded and led by the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) sent a letter this week to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's Transition Team.


 From the letter:" The undersigned organizations represent patient advocates, physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers who are united in a mission to preserve patient safety and access to needed compounded medications, pursuant to state and federal laws and regulations. Since 2014, our organizations have been meeting and working together as part of a coalition of over 30 organizations (the DQSA Coalition) to provide input to the FDA, to State Boards of Pharmacy, and to the Congress about our concerns with the Agency’s implementation of the Drug Quality and Security Act (“DQSA”, P.L. 113-54) and to seek solutions that maintain a balance between public safety and patient access to compounded medications."

Read the letter here. Please click here to read more on the DQSA Coalition's efforts.

IACP Announces 2017 Board of Directors

Thank you to all IACP Members who took time to vote for the future of your Academy!

Please welcome the newly elected IACP Board Members.

Vice President - Erik Tosh, BS, RPh FIACP, FACA

District II - Erika Fallon, RPh, PharmD

District III - Doug Yoch, PharmD

District IV - Chris Burgess, RPh

District VII - Sarah Simmers, PharmD

At Large - Janet Beard, RPh, FIACP and Laura Pfaffenberger, PharmD

Congratulations to our Re-elected Treasurer Bill Letendre, MS Pharm, MBA, FIACP

Please click here to view the entire 2017 IACP Board of Directors.

Help Keep Compounding Front & Center in 2017!


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 in the New Year! 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.


Exclusive to Members: Compounders Stateside Updates

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 IACP Director of Membership Jennifer Petska, BS, today so that you can continue to have access to Member benefits such as Compounders Stateside.

Corporate Partner Update

IACP Fellowship’s Spring Deadline is May 5th!

IACP's Fellowship Program offers pharmacists the opportunity to be recognized by their colleagues and to be distinguished in their communities as specialists in the art and skill of pharmacy compounding.


Established in 1997, the Fellowship Program distinguishes pharmacists who are exemplary in their professionalism and commitment to the practice of pharmacy compounding. Each applicant’s credentials are assessed against rigorous criteria that include contributions to published literature, continuing education, presentations, leadership, professional and civic service as well as professional awards. The criteria are designed to maintain a balance between subject areas and to ensure that the IACP Fellows are diverse in their practices and community activities.Click here for more information on the Fellowship Program.


2017 Spring Deadline: May 5, 2017. For more information, please email IACP's Jennifer L. Petska, BS, CPhT at


Registration Advanced Discount Ends February 1st!



Advanced Hotel Discount Ends January 23, 2017



Click Here for more conference information!

Educational Conference Exhibit Booths Available!

Click here to access the Exhibitor Booth Registration


 We would like to thank the following exhibitors for their commitment to the Educational Conference:Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC); Air-Tite Products Co., Inc.; ARL Bio Pharm, Inc.; Associates of Cape Cod; Bill Pro Rx; Bios Rx, Inc.; Charles River; DoseLogix; Fagron; Hardy Diagnostics; Health Engineering Systems; Humco; ICA Health; IJPC; ISO-MeD, Inc.; Letco Medical; LP3 Network; MEDISCA; PCCA; Pharmacists Mutual Companies; Pharmacy Law Counsel; Revolution Advisors; Spectrum Pharmacy Products; Storey Marketing; Total Pharmacy Supply; Wellness Works.


 We would like to thank the following meeting sponsors for their support of the Educational Conference: DoseLogix (Conference Pen); Letco Medical (Closing Dessert Reception); MEDISCA (One Education Session) PCCA (Meeting Syllabus, Name Badge Holder).

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, 2017.


 Registration and donations are now open! Please click here for more information!


Registration Now Open!





Registration advance discount pricing ends on or before March 3rd


Reserve your hotel room on or before Thursday, May 18, 2017 to receive the IACP group rate.


Exhibit Booths Available!


Reserve your booth TODAY


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.

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.; Attix Pharmaceuticals; Compounder's International Analytical Laboratory (CIAL); DoseLogix; Exakt Technologies, Inc.; Hardy Diagnostics; Health Engineering Systems (HES); Humco; 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; Triova Pharmaceuticals, LLC; Willow Birch Pharma; World Wide Medical Distributors.


 We would like to thank the following meeting sponsors for their support of the 23rd Annual Compounders 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).

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