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IACP Sets Record Straight with Arizona Republic: Specialized Pharmacies are Regulated by States

Friday, June 6, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Dagmar Anderson
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IACP Sets the Record Straight with The Arizona Republic - Specialized Pharmacies are Regulated by the States

A May 28th Arizona Republic article, "FDA Cites 2 Arizona Makers of Drugs," created a significant misperception that compounding pharmacies are "totally unregulated." IACP took issue with this characterization and wrote a letter to the editor, "Specialized Pharmacies are Regulated by the States," which was published in the Arizona Republic's June 5th edition.

IACP's David G. Miller, RPh/Executive VP/CEO, writes, "With or without the new federal law, states have always heavily regulated and overseen pharmacies. The fact that the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy has acknowledged before Congress that it failed to properly follow its regulations and inspect and oversee the New England Compounding Center has little to do with the state of regulatory oversight nationwide.

The FDA needs to act more quickly in issuing regulatory guidance so that large-scale compounding pharmacies (or outsourcing facilities) that make sterile medications and ship them interstate know what is expected of them."

IACP will continue to set the record straight whenever pharmacy compounding, or any details surrounding its professional practice are mischaracterized. IACP is working to Protect, Promote & Advance Pharmacy Compounding.

Read the May 28th, Arizona Republic article here.

Read IACP's published response setting the regulation record straight here. (Printed in the June 5th Arizona Republic edition.)

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