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Capitol Connections Archive [November 1, 2013] [11.1.13]
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Senate Bill Passes? Well, Yes and No

FDA Supports Hydrocodone Move to C-II

New AVMA Video Addresses Support of API Use in Compounding for Veterinarians

Corporate Partner Spotlight: Storey Marketing

Educational Conference Advance Registration Discount Ends in Less than a Month!


Events & Education

Pharmacy Compounding Law and Regulations Webinar - November 14

Registration is now open for the next IACP AdvanCE Webinar Pharmacy Compounding Law and Regulations: Staying Current in a Changing World, presented by IACP's Executive Vice President & CEO David G. Miller, RPh on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST (2:00 ET / 11:00 PT / 12:00 MT).

This one-hour webinar is an in-depth presentation on federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that are affecting compounders today. Attendees will learn how regulatory initiatives and court decisions have influenced the regulation of compounders, the authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when inspecting compounding pharmacies, and up-to-date information on the current federal proposed legislation. Are YOU current on your compounding pharmacy law? Never assume. This is one hour you do not want to miss!

This program is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant-in-aid from Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, this program will be converted to the self-paced library 24-48 hours after it is recorded.    

2013 OSHA Update & Live Training Webinar – November 18 & 26 

IACP’s Collaboration with the Tennessee Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation Presents:

2013 Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Update & Live Training Webinar 

Are you a pharmacist providing immunizations or CLIA-waived testing services or a pharmacy technician assisting in these services? If you are at any risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens, you are required to have live OSHA training every year.

OSHA’s fines for non-compliance can exceed $90,000. You can comply with OSHA’s training requirements for less than $70. (You do the math.)

Even if you participate in an OSHA training program every year, you are not in compliance with OSHA’s requirements if the training doesn’t have a LIVE component. In response to requests from pharmacists, the Tennessee Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation (TPREF) is offering an ACPE-accredited OSHA training webinar that meets all of OSHA’s training requirements. The 2013 OSHA Update can protect you and your pharmacy practice site against potentially devastating OSHA fines—and your pharmacy site can continue to protect the public against potentially devastating disease.

The webinar program is presented online by Stephan Foster, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP. Dr. Foster is a retired Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service and is on faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. He is on the Speakers’ Bureau for Merck and Roche and is a consultant for GSK and Sanofi-Pasteur.

For your convenience, the program is offered on the following dates and times:

  • Mon., Nov. 18, 2013 -- 12 noon CT (1 p.m. ET)
  • Mon., Nov. 18, 2013 -- 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET)
  • Tues., Nov. 26, 2013 -- 12 noon CT (1 p.m. ET)
  • Tues., Nov. 26, 2013 -- 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET)

Please click here for the registration form for IACP Members and Non-members. Please click here for more information.

Click here to view Complying with Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations: A Guide for Compounding Pharmacists, an IJPC article written by Bill Mixon, RPh, IACP Member, The Compounding Pharmacy, Hickory, North Carolina and John Nain, MS, CSP, Nain & Associates, LLC, Hickory, North Carolina.

Check out the IACP AdvanCE Self-Paced Library 24/7! 

If you were unable to attend our live webinars, they have been added to the IACP AdvanCE self-paced online program line-up so that you can review at your convenience 24/7. Please click here to access the self-paced programs. 

The IACP AdvanCE self-paced library features previous live programs, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) requirements, recorded sessions from Compounders on Capitol Hill 2012 and 2013, recorded sessions from the ACA, IACP, ACVP Educational Conference 2013, and a wide-range of sessions from the Texas Pharmacy Association, Ohio Pharmacists Association, Arizona Pharmacy Association, and the American College of Apothecaries online libraries.

Webinar topics include:

  • FDA Inspections
  • DEA Inspections
  • USP 797, 795 and 1163
  • Cease and Desist Letters
  • Stark Law and the False Claims Act
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Legislative & Drug Updates
  • CMS and Reimbursement
  • Third-Party 
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Patient Safety Organizations



November 1, 2013  

Senate Bill Passes? Well, Yes and No 

Emails and phone calls started flying on Thursday of this week as New England compounding pharmacists awoke to press reports that the Senate had passed comprehensive compounding legislation. It didn't take long for articles and notes to appear on listserves and bulletin boards and phone calls and questions to arrive at the IACP offices.

Yes, on Wednesday night, the Senate in Massachusetts finally acted on compounding legislation. That bill, SB 1899, was a complete replacement of a bill passed previously by the Massachusetts House (HB 3672) and represents the tenth different piece of legislation to regulate compounding in the Commonwealth since the beginning of the year. At this point, the epicenter of the NECC crisis has yet to pass any legislation affecting compounding while almost all other states in the country have either completed their legislation and are beginning regulation drafting or moved directly to updating existing regulations. And things don't look good for any change in that for a while. In SB 1899, the Senate decided to exempt hospitals from new requirements for sterile compounding permits, inspections, and Board of Pharmacy oversight; the House version of the bill required all pharmacies to comply. Both bills appear headed to a conference committee.

Meanwhile, in Washington DC. HR 3204, the Drug Quality and Security Act, still awaits action by the U.S. Senate. No vote was taken this week as legislators grapple with the ongoing problems associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, contention over proposed nominees, and a series of highly controversial amendments unrelated to compounding that have been offered up by various Senate offices.

FDA Supports Hydrocodone Move to C-II

Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration formally proposed that all hydrocodone containing medications be reclassified to Schedule II status. Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the agency’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said she expected the new regulations to go into effect in 2014.The recommendation requires the approval of the Department of Health and Human Services and adoption by the Drug Enforcement Administration, which has long pushed for the measure.  This announcement comes on the heels of a recommendation from an FDA’s expert advisory panel that voted 19 to 10 in favor of the reclassification earlier this year. Click here to read more from the FDA.

New AVMA Video Addresses Support of API Use in Compounding for Veterinarians

A new American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Video - click here to view - addresses that while AVMA supports Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) use in veterinarian compounding, the FDA's position is that it is illegal. Click here for more from AVMA.

Corporate Partner Spotlight: Storey Marketing


Do you know that more than 50% of people view your website using a smartphone or tablet? If you want visitors to stay on your website, make it user-friendly! Mobile responsive websites automatically reconfigure for the device being used to view the website. We create mobile-friendly “fillable forms” for consultations, refills, and more, and even an online store to encourage purchases 24/7 while your customers are on the run! 

For more information, visit , call Storey Marketing at 800.270.8878 or 814.337.3441, or email   

Click here to read more! 

IACP Welcomes New Corporate Partner

The IACP Corporate Partner program engages corporate leaders in the pharmacy compounding community by connecting them with IACP’s more than 3,600 pharmacists, technicians, students, and members of the compounding community who focus upon the specialty practice of pharmacy compounding. We encourage all IACP members to support these corporate partners that are instrumental in our joint effort to protect and grow this vital part of quality health care. Thank you for your continued support of pharmacy compounding!


Save the Date for Rx Mixer - May 18, 2014!

Flapper dresses, cloche hats and oxford shoes are in vogue for The Roaring Twenties: The Compounding Age — the theme for IACP Foundation’s 10th Annual Rx Mixer, a fundraising event to be held in conjunction with IACP’s 20th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill (CCH), to be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014.
Travel back to a time of speakeasies, glitz and the joie de vivre of the Jazz Age glamorized by F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald in the Great American Novel, The Great Gatsby. Guests will be treated to an evening of delicious food and festive cocktails, fellowship, music, dancing, Live Auction, Treasure Boxes and Big Board. Transcend time in a themed photo booth or try your luck at the blackjack and craps tables.
Event Co-Chairmen, Erin Michael, MBA, CPhT and Richard Harwood, CPhT, with their Live Auction, Treasure Box, and Big Board Committees, plan to raise more than $190,000 through sponsorships and the auction to benefit IACP Foundation! The 2014 Rx Mixer Team includes Past Chairman and Advisory Committee Member Brenda Pavlic, CPhT, Live Auction Committee Co-Chairmen William James and Becca Mitchell, PharmD, FIACP, and Treasure Box Committee Co-Chairmen Scot Maitland, BAAS and Jennifer Petska, CPhT, and Big Board Committee Co-Chairmen Sonia Martinez, RPh, and Ivette Suarez, LMFT, RPT.
Your support and involvement is crucial in raising funds for the IACP Foundation. The Rx Mixer Prospectus with corporate sponsorships, reserved seating, and donation opportunities will be coming soon!  

Click here for more on Rx Mixer including access to the new Rx Mixer 2014 Graphic Toolkit! 

Advance Registration Discount Ends in Less than a Month!  Save $50 if you Register Before December 3, 2013

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Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, 3-in-1 conference that brings the pharmacy profession together in paradise. The American College of Apothecaries (ACA), the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP) are joining forces again to bring you an extraordinary Educational Conference, February 5-8, 2014 at the ocean front property, the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Educational Conference offers superior education and networking opportunities for pharmacists, technicians, marketing representatives, and pharmacy students.

“The ACA, IACP, ACVP Educational Conference meets every objective for professional development and education.  It brings the attendee up to date on the latest practices, provides opportunities for interaction with the leaders in the field, creates myriad networking opportunities, and in general instills pride in our professional practice when we learn of best practices and those who are ascending to the very top of the profession.” – Ernest P. Gates, Jr., RPh, FASCP, FIACP, FACA, Gates Healthcare Associates, Inc. (Middleton, MA) 

Advance discount deadline ends on or before December 3, 2013. For the latest conference news, visit  

Educational Conference
February 5-8, 2014
Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Thank you to Our Exhibitors and Meeting Sponsors!

We would like to thank the following exhibitors for their commitment to the Educational Conference: Analytical Research Laboratories (ARL); Associates of Cape Cod, Inc; Attix Pharmaceuticals; Charles River; Compounding Matters Academy; Digi-Trax Corporation; EXAKT Technologies, Inc; Fagron; Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Hardy Diagnostics; Humco Compounding; ICA Health, LLC; International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (IJPC); International Medical Industries, Inc; KUNESA LLC; Letco Medical; Live Oak Bank; MEDISCA; Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB); PCCA; RX TaxPros; Storey Marketing; Tacit Almonds, LLC; Televox; Topi-Click Topical Dosing Applicator. 

We would like to thank the following meeting sponsors for their support of the Educational Conference: Attix Pharmaceuticals (Meeting Syllabus Sponsor); B&B Pharmaceuticals, Inc (Name Badge Holder, Education Session Sponsor); Blesstia Pharmaceutical (Saturday Continental Breakfast with Exhibitor Experience Sponsor); Fagron (Welcome Reception, Education Session Sponsor [3]); Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Meeting Tote Bag, Conference Pen, Education Session Sponsor [3]); Humco Compounding (ACA/ACVP AND IACP Fellowship Luncheon Sponsor, Meeting E-Brochure Sponsor, Education Session Sponsor [3]); Letco Medical (Celebration Dessert Reception, ACA Education CEnter & IACP AdvanCE Education Sponsor); MEDISCA (Meeting T-Shirt Sponsor); PCCA (Hotel Room Key, Thursday Mid-Day Break with Exhibitor Experience, Education Session Sponsor [3]); Tacit Almonds, LLC (Media Sponsor); Take Charge Pharmacist Obesity Education System (First Timer Program); Topi-Click Topical Dosing Applicator (Friday Lunch with Exhibitor Experience Sponsor).

We would like to thank the following individual and pharmacy meeting sponsors for their support of the Educational Conference: Bronze Sponsor:  Charles Leiter, PharmD, Leiter’s Compounding Pharmacy (San Jose, CA); Contributor Sponsor:  Linda McElhiney, PharmD, RPh, FIACP,FACA, FASHP, Indiana University Health (Indianapolis, IN). 

To learn more about the exhibitors and meeting sponsors click here. 

Join IACP as we Celebrate 20 Years of Compounders on Capitol Hill!

The 20th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill (CCH) will be held May 17-20, 2014 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. With an expected 400 total attendees in 2014, CCH brings together the top-level compounding pharmacists and technicians from across the country with the same goal – to protect pharmacy compounding. Don’t miss the only pharmacy compounding event that takes our issues directly to Washington, D.C.’s doorstep.  

Here's Five Reasons Why You Should Attend CCH 2014!

  • Hear from experts during in-depth Continuing Education sessions on legislative and regulatory issues at the state and federal level affecting pharmacy compounding.
  • A bargain hotel group rate at $159 – that’s half the price from previous years!
  • Join us on the Hill! Be an advocate for compounding during in-person Capitol Hill meetings with your state representatives.
  • Socialize and support the IACP Foundation during compounding pharmacy’s biggest party of the year – 10th Annual Rx Mixer Presents The Roaring Twenties: The Compounding Age on Sunday, May 18, 2014. To learn more about the Rx Mixer, click here.
  • Network! Reconnect with old friends and meet new colleagues who share your passion and interest in protecting, promoting and advancing pharmacy compounding!

Start planning now! Reserve your hotel room on or before Monday, April 21, 2014 to receive the IACP group rate. To learn more about CCH, visit

20th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill
May 17-20, 2014
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, Virginia 

IACP’s David G. Miller, RPh to Speak on Compounding Pharmacy Law in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Nov. 9

The IACP Regional Education Meeting is headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, November 9, 2013 for the IACP Regional Education Meeting that is being held in conjunction with Freedom Pharmaceutical's 2nd Annual Seminar. Register today for both!

Listen to David G. Miller, RPh, IACP’s Executive Vice President & CEO as he presents Pharmacy Compounding Law and Regulations: Staying Current in a Changing World, an in-depth presentation on federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that affect you and your practice. Attendees will receive 2.0 contact hours (.20 CEUs) of ACPE-approved LIVE LAW continuing education credit. 

Tulsa, Oklahoma – November 9, 2013 7 Days Left to Register!
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Tulsa, Diplomat Room, 2nd Floor
100 East 2nd Street, Tulsa, OK 74103
Click Here to View the Event Flyer for More Details! 



This meeting is held in conjunction with Freedom’s November CPCSI training and the Freedom Pharmaceuticals 2nd Annual Seminar. For more information click here.

Scottsdale, Arizona – March 21, 2014
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
FireSky Resort & Spa, Sun and Moon Meeting Rooms
4925 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Click Here to View the Event Flyer for More Details!

Joint Registration with the 2014 Functional Medicine Conference: This meeting is held in conjunction with the 2014 Functional Medicine Conference presented by ZRT Lab and Storey Marketing, to be held March 21-23, 2014 at the FireSky Resort & Spa in Old Town Scottsdale, AZ. A discounted package rate with Friday’s Marketing Update and/or the 2014 Functional Medicine Conference is available. Please visit for more information and to register for the discounted package rates.

Registration for the IACP Regional Education Meeting in Scottsdale Only: $20 for IACP Members, $40 for Non-Members, and Free for Pharmacy Students


This program is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant-in-aid from Storey Marketing.

Would You Like to Sponsor or Host an IACP Regional Education Meeting in Your City?

If you would like IACP to plan a Regional Education Meeting in your city, please email Michelle Atkinson or call 281.933.8400. For more information on sponsorship, please click here. For more information on hosting, please click here.  

IACP Calendar

IACP is your one-stop resource for all things compounding! CompounderCalendar provides a comprehensive listing of compounding events and continuing education programs. Click here to view IACP’s Upcoming Events. 

IACP Career Center

Welcome to the IACP Career Center!Your destination for exciting job opportunities and the best resource for qualified candidates within the Industry.Click here to view the IACP Career Center.    

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IACP 2014 Class of Fellows Deadline Approaching!

PCAB Update


IACP 2014 Class of Fellows Deadline Approaching!

The deadline is quickly approaching to apply for the 2014 class of Fellows! The IACP Fellowship Program offers members who have been compounding for at least three years the opportunity to be distinguished in their communities as specialists in the art and skill of pharmacy compounding. To learn more or to apply, visit our Fellowship website here.

Applications are due by December 20th, 2013. Approved Fellows will be inducted at IACP’s 2014 Educational Conference being held February 5-8, 2013 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Please direct any questions to Lindsey Turnau,

PCAB Update 


Congrats to IACP Member Bill Spear, RPh, CCN, and his staff at Hazle Compounding, Hazleton, Pa., for recently becoming Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB)-accredited! Read more here




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