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IACP Capitol Connections, September 29, 2016
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September 29, 2016


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Capitol Connections is a biweekly newsletter for IACP Members Only.


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 IACP Part of Broad Support for Proposed Ban on Retroactive DIR Fees


 IACP Signs Letter to State Board of Pharmacies Requesting USP <800> Enforcement Delay


 IACP Prepares Final FDA Insanitary Conditions Comments


 NIOSH Publishes 2016 Hazardous Drug List


 IACP COMP PAC Participates in Jeff Stone for U.S. Congress Fundraiser


 Membership Updates


 Town Hall Recording Available


 One Fund Arrives in Your Mailbox


 Prime Therapeutics Update


 Corporate Partner Spotlight:LicenseLogix


Compounders Stateside


 IACP Foundation Update


 The Compound Conference


 Educational Conference




























































IACP Part of Broad Support for Proposed Ban on Retroactive DIR Fees

IACP joined a group of 99 pharmacy organizations supporting a proposed ban on Retroactive DIR Fees. The group recently wrote to the sponsors and original co-sponsors of S. 3308/H.R. 5951, the Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act, praising their leadership for introducing these companion bills and strongly endorsing the legislative measure which would rein in retroactive direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees imposed by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in Medicare Part D.


Read more here including the letter sent to House and Senate offices.

IACP Signs Letter to State Board of Pharmacies Requesting USP <800> Enforcement Delay

IACP joined a group of pharmacy organizations in sending a letter to all 50 State Board of Pharmacies (BOP) requesting a delay in enforcement on U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention's General Chapter USP <800>.


Please click hereto view one of the letters sent. IACP will keep you up-to-date on additional USP news. Please email IACP at if you have any questions.

USP updated their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on USP General Chapter <800>. Please click here to view.

IACP Prepares Final FDA Insanitary Conditions Comments

IACP is finishing up comprehensive comments in response to FDA’s Insanitary Conditions at Compounding Facilities and Compounded Drug Products That Are Essentially Copies Guidances.


We will send these comments via member alert as soon as they are available. You are welcome to use our comments in your own submissions to FDA. If you have input as we write these comments, please email us at Comments are due to FDA on Monday, October 3, 2016.

NIOSH Publishes 2016 Hazardous Drug List

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has published its 2016 Hazardous Drug List.


 Please click here to view.


IACP COMP PAC Participates in Jeff Stone for U.S. Congress Fundraiser


Earlier this month, IACP participated in a fundraiser for current California State Senator Jeff Stone, PharmD (R-28th District) in his U.S. Congress bid. State Senator Stone is a long-time compounding pharmacy owner and ardent supporter of patient access to personalized medications. IACP Executive Vice President John Voliva, RPh; IACP President Gary McCrory, RPh, CCN; IACP Board Member & Treasurer Bill Letendre, MS Pharm, MBA, FIACP as well as U.S. Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX) were among those in attendance.


Click here to learn more about State Senator Stone.



L to R: IACP President, Gary McCrory, RPh, CCN; U.S. Congressman Pete Olson; State Senator Jeff Stone, PharmD; and IACP Executive Vice President John Voliva, RPh

Membership Updates

Please ensure IACP has your latest contact information – email address, fax number, etc., so we can keep you connected to the latest IACP news and alerts. Email or make online edits to your membership profile. Thank you!


 Is your membership up for renewal? Renew online, or call our office at 281/933-8400!


PLEASE REMEMBER: IACP Memberships are based on the individual not the pharmacy. Please email IACP Membership Director Jennifer Petska, BS, CPhT if you have any questions,

Member Town Hall Recording Now Available

Thanks to all those who joined us for theSeptember 21st Member Town Hall!


Click here for the session’s recording. You will need to be logged in to access.


One Fund Arrives in Your Mailbox


By now you should have received a letter requesting your help in keeping IACP front and center on Capitol Hill! We’re 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! 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!

Prime Therapeutics Update

IACP continues to receive reports that Prime Therapeutics is cancelling contracts with pharmacies based on a calculation of their compounded drug claims versus their non-compounded drug claims. It appears these cancellation letters may be tied to certain relationships pharmacies have with certain PSAOs.

Have you received a cancellation letter from Prime Therapeutics? Please let us know by e-mailing if you have. Also, let us know if your pharmacy is affiliated with a PSAO and if it is, which one.

Click here to view Prime manual online. We are gathering more data about this situation and will keep you posted.


Corporate Partner Spotlight: LicenseLogix


Gets You Compliant And Ensures You Stay That Way.

LicenseLogix is your partner for maximum growth through full compliance with licensing obligations.


 Grow your pharmacy by obtaining and maintaining active licenses in all states—we focus on the licensing, you focus on your business!


Please click here to read more.


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

Corporate Partner News


MEDISCA Announces the Launch of The 7th Annual Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition (SPCC 2017)! IACP has been a proud participant at this event for several years.


 More information here.

IACP Foundation Update

The IACP Foundation's 2017 Call for Board of Directors Nominations and the 2017 Election Cycle for the March 1, 2017 - February 28, 2019 Board Members is now open! For more information and the nomination form please click here.

Fund-the-Future Travel Grants for 2017 Educational Conference are available! ACA, IACP and ACVP Foundations are offering up to four (4) pharmacy students a travel grant to attend the 2017 Educational Conference, February 21-25, 2016, in San Diego, CA. For more information, click here.

Click here for the latest edition of IACP Foundation eNews.


Click here to view the Conference e-Brochure


 The Compound Conference is the only conference annually partnering with a state pharmacy association, bringing together the leaders in the pharmacy compounding profession. For more information, please click here.




Educational Conference, February 22-25, 2017

Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Exhibitor Registration Now Available!
Conference Registration will open October 10th!


Click here for more information!


Don’t miss these upcoming LIVE webinars!

2016 OSHA Training – Bloodborne Pathogens

Multiple webinars throughout year. Click title for exact dates.

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