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IACP Capitol Connections, June 24, 2016
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June 24, 2016

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Capitol Connections is a biweekly newsletter for IACP Members Only.

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Representative Stewart/Cuellar Letter Sent to FDA with 61 Congressional Signatures!

IACP Members Go to the Hill with Three Actionable Asks


#CCH2016 Hill Day – The Stats


Picture Perfect: #CCH2016 Photo Galleries


COMP PAC Dinner Hosts Congressman Doug Collins and 30 IACP Members


CCH Press Release: Be Loud and Proud


IACP Member Chris Burgess Joins the Board of Directors!


Be on the Lookout for an IACP Survey


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


FDA Update


National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against 301 Individuals for Approximately $900 Million in False Billing


IACP Talks with WorkCompCentral Publication


Member Update!


IACP Affiliate News

Corporate Partner Spotlight: ARL Bio Pharma, Inc.


Mark Your Calendar for The Compound Conference


IACP AdvanCE Live Webinars


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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

This year, IACP went to the Hill with three Asks, each with a Congressional action item. IACP and its legislative team have worked tirelessly for the past year emphasizing FDA should be implementing DQSA according to congressional intent!

IACP’s Legislative Team will continue to update you on our progress.

Issue #1

Support Pharmacists: Sign the Bipartisan Letter to FDA Led by Representatives Chris Stewart and Henry Cuellar.

Issue #2

Support Letter to Chairman Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings to Request House Oversight and Government Reform Hearings on FDA's Implementation of DQSA.

Issue #3

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.


Welcome Reception

Exhibitor Experience

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

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 Update


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.


Member Update!


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


RXinsider Launches Summer 2016 Health Systems and Infusion Edition of 20Ways

Corporate Partner Spotlight: ARL Bio Pharma, Inc.

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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

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