August 13, 2021

APC recommends Model Act amendments to NABP

Amazing what you can accomplish in less than a month.

In early July, APC was invited by NABP to offer input on the compounding provisions in the NABP Model Act – the model pharmacy law on which many states base their pharmacy license law. That invitation was the result of conversations APC CEO Scott Brunner had had with NABP CEO Al Carter about the prospect of working together on state-level registration of compounding pharmacies and a more effective and consistent state-level adverse events reporting framework. The kicker: They needed our input within a month.

An APC working group chaired by New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy member David Rochefort got to work, and over a series of meetings developed recommendations for amendments to NABP’s model act that were submitted to NABP last week.

Among several other recommended amendments, we include a provision that would require state boards of pharmacy to gather basic information about compounding pharmacies in their states. In the cover letter to NABP, we also request the appointment of a joint NABP-APC working group to address the issue of adverse event reporting.

You’ll find the members of our APC Model Act Working Group listed in the cover letter. We thank them for their quick and thorough work.

NABP’s Model Act Committee is not bound to accept our recommendations, but we’re hopeful they’ll see the value in what we’ve offered. We hope you do, too.