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Capitol Connections December 10, 2012
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December 10, 2012

IACP Responds to Media Reports & Request for Information from House Energy & Commerce Committee

Last week, IACP received formal letter from the House Energy & Commerce Committee requesting documents regarding a New York Times article which alleged that the Academy, in some manner, instructed pharmacists not to comply with legitimate requests for information from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).  This surrounded suspicious activities of individuals, purporting to be with the FDA, in October 2011 who called IACP members asking for "samples" of compounded 17-P. Click here to view article in its entirety.

IACP Executive Vice President & CEO David G. Miller, RPh, to appear on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley

Last week, David G. Miller, RPh, sat down with CBS News anchor Jim Axelrod to discuss compounding pharmacy regulation and oversight of the practice.

Click here to view article in its entirety.






IACP’s State Legislative Principles Announced

During an invitational Town Hall teleconference on Thursday, December 6, 2012, for its members, state pharmacy associations, and state Boards of Pharmacy, IACP's President Scott Karolchyk, MS, RPh, DNM, FIACP, and Executive Vice President & CEO David G. Miller, RPh, announced the Academy's recommendations for changes in state pharmacy practice acts to further protect consumers and preserve pharmacists' professional decision making in preparing compounded medications.  Click here to view article in its entirety.

IACP Participated in Mass. Department of Public Health's Emergency Public Hearing

In light of the recent fungal meningitis outbreak, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) held an emergency public hearing on December 4, 2012 to discuss amendments related to the practice of pharmacy. David G. Miller, RPh, IACP Executive Vice President & CEO testified on behalf of the organization during today’s hearing.

Miller also submitted written comments in advance of the hearing. Click here to view article in its entirety.

FDA to Host Stakeholders Meeting on Pharmacy Compounding

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has extended an invitation to IACP to participate in a dialogue with the FDA regarding compounding pharmacies and the best way to provide oversight of the industry. Click here to view article in its entirety.

FDA Public Hearing: Framework for Pharmacy Compounding: State & Federal Roles

The FDA has announced plans for a public meeting on December 19, 2012 3:00-5:00 PM EST entitled “Framework for Pharmacy Compounding: State and Federal Roles.”

An intergovernmental meeting, which will precede the public hearing, will give State officials an opportunity...
Click here to view article in its entirety.

2013 IACP Board of Directors Election Results

In November, IACP members across the country and internationally exercised their right to vote in the 2013 Board of Directors election. We are proud to announce the results. Congratulations to the IACP Members, listed below, who have been elected to fill open positions on the 2013 IACP Board of Directors! Your commitment and dedication to the Academy is much appreciated.

Dale Coker, RPh, FIACP 
Cherokee Custom Script Pharmacy, Ga.

Click here to view full list of Board election results.

As of January 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) will no longer accept billing by pharmacies for “incident to” prepared drugs? Click here for more information.

IACP Wants You! Call for IACP Committee Volunteers

IACP invites members to volunteer to serve on a committee in 2013! Committee members provide an invaluable service to the Academy and its members by contributing to initiatives and projects that are essential to the continued advancement of pharmacy compounding. By serving on a committee you are given the opportunity to network, contribute to your profession, assist IACP Board of Directors and staff and expand your leadership skills. Click here to view article in its entirety.

USP on Compounding Available from IACP!

IACP is proudly partnering with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) on their USP on Compounding electronic publication. To help ensure the quality of compounded medicines, USP has launched USP on Compounding: A Guide for the Compounding Practitioner, includes all the compounding-related general chapters from the United States Pharmacopeia–National Formulary (USP–NF). IACP is pleased to provide this invaluable new USP offering to members for $100. Click here for more information.

Contribute to IACP's Public Affairs Fund Today!

IACP’s Public Affairs campaign is not just about getting the word out about compounding. The Academy also wants to ensure that the option for patients to choose personalized medication solutions remains accessible.” Click here for more information.

Message from Florida State Surgeon General Armstrong on Pharmacy Compounding

In the aftermath of the fungal meningitis outbreak Florida State Surgeon General John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, shared his thoughts on issues he felt were of importance in a recent video presentation. This address was presented to the Florida Board of Pharmacy during a meeting in November. Click here to view video message.

Media Coverage of Compounding & Meningitis Outbreak

Below is a compilation of print, radio and television news pieces on pharmacy compounding and the meningitis outbreak crisis.

Tainted pharmaceuticals belie controls on Tennessee compounding pharmacies - Memphis Business Journal
Utah moving to fortify regulation of compounding pharmacies - The Salt Lake Tribune
Massachusetts officials find problems at three more compounding pharmacies
- The Boston Globe
Meningitis outbreak could have been prevented, industry official says
- State House News
Group asks FDA to revisit compounding pharmacies
- USA Today

Click here to view full list.

Requesting NABP e-Profile ID and Birth Date!

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are now required to submit their NABP e-Profile ID and birth date to receive credit for any ACPE-accredited CPE session. The new electronic system, CPE Monitor, will now track completed CPE credits online for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Please click here to register for your NABP e-Profile ID. You will be asked for your NABP e-Profile ID and birth date when registering for IACP Continuing Education events. Click here to view article in its entirety.


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.



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