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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Thank you for attending IACP's 20th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill May 17-20, 2014 in Washington, D.C. This year, 400 of your fellow colleagues including 116 First Timers convened in Washington, D.C. to take part in a comprehensive program of Continuing Education with dynamic speakers, an Exhibit Hall with 42 leading companies, and many professional networking opportunities. Thank you for playing an active role to ensure your patients have continued access to customized medications. Thank you to those IACP Members who participated in IACP’s third annual Virtual Hill Day. We had 291 emails sent from IACP Members to legislatures on Capitol Hill. Your efforts make a difference!

Here are several items to review, complete, and download to finalize your participation at Compounders on Capitol Hill.

You must complete your evaluations by June 3, 2014 to receive your CE credits.  Once the evaluations close we will upload all respondents to the CPE Monitor.

As a reminder, the conference presentations and speaker bios are available for a limited time. Please download, share with colleagues and save for your reference, if you have not already.

Share with your community that you attended the conference. Download a customizable press release to distribute to your local media, post to pharmacy website, and share among your social media pages!

We Value Your Opinion! Please give us your feedback about the conference. Complete the evaluation by June 6 and be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

IACP Member Alert: Alexander, Senate Committee Direct FDA to Meet With Doctors, Patients, Pharmacists on Compounding Law

A special thanks to all the IACP members who participated either in person at Compounders on Capitol Hill or via our Virtual Hill Day -- your efforts made a HUGE impact. And a fast one as well. One of our key messages to Senators and Congressmen was that the FDA's interpretation of the 2013 Drug Quality & Security Act (DQSA) appears to ignore Congressional intent. Despite repeated invitations from IACP to speak with our conference attendees, everybody at the FDA was "unavailable" to attend and talk to those most impacted by the agency's activities... and that was noticed by Congress.

On Friday, May 23, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced that, at his request, the Senate Appropriations Committee is directing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to meet with doctors, patients, and pharmacists to discuss their concerns about implementation of the compounding legislation passed into law in November 2013.

"The purpose of the compounding law is to end confusion and improve communication so we can help prevent another tragic meningitis outbreak. If FDA isn’t sitting down with doctors, patients and pharmacists and communicating how it is implementing the law, then I will stay on FDA until it does." – Lamar Alexander

Thank you to our Exhibitors and Meeting Sponsors!

We would like to thank the following exhibitors for their commitment to Compounders on Capitol Hill: Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC); AirClean Systems; American College of Apothecaries (ACA); Analytical Research Laboratories (ARL); Associates of Cape Cod, Inc.; ATS Labs; Attix Pharmaceuticals; B&B Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; bioMèrieux; Blesstia Pharmaceutical; Campbell University-Pharmaceutical Education and Research Center; Diversified Pharmaceutical Ingredients, LLC (DPI); DYNALABS; Eagle Analytical Services; EXAKT Technologies, Inc.; Fagron; Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Frier Levitt LLC; Fuji Health Science, Inc.; Health Engineering Systems (HES); Humco Compounding; International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (IJPC); International Medical Industries, Inc (IMI); KUNESA LLC; Letco Medical; Live Oak Bank; Medi-Dose, Inc./EPS, Inc.; MEDISCA; National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA); Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB); PCCA; Pure Encapsulations; RXinsider; RX TaxPros; RxCoop, LLC; Storey Marketing; Tacit Almonds, LLC; TeleManager Technologies; U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP); Wellness Works; ZRT Laboratory.

We would like to thank the following meeting sponsors for their support of Compounders on Capitol Hill: American College of Apothecaries (ACA) (Continuing Education Provider); Analytical Research Laboratories (ARL) (Education Session); Attix Pharmaceuticals (First Timer Program); B&B Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Meeting Tote Bag); Fagron (Meeting Syllabus); Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Meeting Brochure/Commemorative Travel Mugs); Humco Compounding (Education Session/Door Drop Bag Insert); International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (IJPC) (Education Session); International Medical Industries, Inc. (IMI) (Door Drop Bag Insert); Letco Medical (Welcome Reception Honoring IACP fellows/Education Session/CCH Lapel Pin); MEDISCA (Meeting T-shirt; Education Session); Microtest Laboratories, Inc. (Education Sessions (2)); PCCA (Hotel Room Keys/Name Badge Holder/Education Sessions (2)/Exhibitor and Monday Continental Breakfast & Lunch Sponsor); ProPharma Group (Door Drop Bag Insert); RX TaxPros (Education Session); Tacit Almonds, LLC (Relaxation Station); Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC (Education Sessions (2)); Topi-CLICK Topical Dosing Applicator (Conference Notepad/Pen Combo).

We would like to thank the following individual and pharmacy meeting sponsors for their support of Compounders on Capitol Hill: Presidential Sponsor: Darby Brown, RPh, PIC, Brown's Compounding Center, Englewood, CO; Judicial Sponsor: Jeff Barton, RPh, Custom Dosing, P.C., Crown Point, IN; Greg Chase, RPh, Owner, Akina Pharmacy, Chantilly, VA; Joseph DiMatteo, RPh, CCN, ND, Medicine Shoppe Compounding Pharmacy, Oakmont, PA; Eddie Glover, PD, US Compounding, Conway, AR; John Herr, RPh, FIACP, Town & Country Compounding, Ridgewood, NJ; Bob Hoye, CRPh, FIACP, RPh, Hoye's Pharmacy, Tampa, FL; Alan Israel, RPh, Lee-Silsby Compounding Pharmacy, Cleveland Heights, OH; Rakesh Patel, WELLHealth Rx, Jacksonville, FL; Blake Powers, VP of Marketing, COO, QmedRx, Maitland, FL; Stan Reeves, PharmD, F & F Drugs, Demopolis, AL; David Smith, PharmD, FIACP, A & O Specialty Pharmacy, Salinas, CA; William Stuart, RPh, Hartley Medical Center Pharmacy, Long Beach, CA; Contributor Sponsors:  Eyad Alsabbagh, Dr, Biomed Specialty Pharmacy, West Chester, OH; Joseph Bettinger, RPh, Hieber’s Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA; Barry Bilbro, RPh, Medicine Shoppe, Warner Robins, GA; Mike Boehmer, RPh, Director, Compound Pharmaceutical Technologies, Daphne, AL;  Kevin Borg, President/CEO, PharmD, FIACP, FACA, Potter's House Apothecary, Peoria, AZ; Denise Burnham, RPh, Creative Compounds, Wilsonville, OR; Greg Chase, RPh, Owner, Akina Pharmacy, Chantilly, VA;David Creecy, RPh, Poquoson Pharmacy, Poquoson, VA; Nathan Damasius, Vyto’s Pharmacy, Hammond, IN; VJ Damasius, PharmD, Vyto’s Pharmacy, Hammond, IN; John Demars, RPh, Vet Med, Inc., Chapin, SC; Saad Dinno, RPh, FIACP, FACA, Acton Pharmacy, Acton, MA; Ken Elliott, Letco Medical, Decatur, AL; Donald K. Fellows, Jr., RPh, Central Rexall Drugs, Inc., Hammond, LA; Steve Hoyt, RPh,  Owner, San Ysidro Pharmacy, Santa Barbara, CA; Brenda Jensen, CPhT, Compounding Consultants, LLC, Canton, SD; Richard Johnson, RPh,Owner, Compounding Specialists of Wyoming, Casper, WY; Joe Lorello, RPh, Principal, Apothecary by Design, Portland, ME; Bradley McCloskey, PharmD, University Compounding Pharmacy, Birmingham, MI; Linda McElhiney, PharmD, RPh, FIACP, FACA, FASHP, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN; Harry Melnick, RPh, The Medicine Man Pharmacy, Houston, TX; Steve Moore, PharmD, Condo Pharmacy, Plattsburgh, NY; Aloysius Okei, RPh, Family Choice Pharmacy, New Carrollton, MD; Brenda Pavlic, CPhT, SaveWay Compounding, Newark, DE; Trey Phillips, PharmD, Summerton Drugs Compounding & Dispensary, Summerton, SC; Baylor Rice, RPh, FIACP, South Compounding River Pharmacy, Richmond, VA; B. Wade Scott, RPh, Scott’s Pharmacy, Macon,GA; Ascanio Serna, ASC Pharmacy Inc, Hialeah, FL; Greg Sutton, Sutton Family Pharmacy, Dalton, GA; Gener Tejero, RPh, Solutions Specialty Pharmacy, Las Vegas, NV; Tiffany Turner, Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Broken Arrow, OK; Charles W. Wilson Jr., RPh, Owner, Dunwoody Pharmacy, Dunwoody, GA; Doug Yoch, PharmD, Stanley Specialty Pharmacy, Charlotte, NC; Thomas Zieglar, RPh, Owner/PIC, Medicap Pharmacy, Ashburn, VA.

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