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Drug Topics Article: Bill (HR 2871) Would Protect Compounded Drugs

Sunday, June 18, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Dagmar Anderson
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DRUG TOPICS (June 16, 2017) The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) said it strongly supports a bipartisan bill that would protect patients’ access to compounded medications.

The bill, HR 2871, The Preserving Patient Access to Compounded Medications Act of 2017, was introduced by Congressmen Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) on June 12.

The bill will “help clarify the Drug Quality & Security Act (DQSA) in a way that will better align the statute with congressional intent and better balance public safety and patient access,” said Baylor Rice, RPh, President of IACP.

When Congress originally passed the DQSA, legislators “came together in a bipartisan and bicameral fashion to make clear that pharmacists’ ability to provide compounded medications for a physician’s administration to or treatment of a patient within their practice should be left to the states,” IACP said.

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