The voice for pharmacy compounding | February 11, 2022

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What a week it’s been!

Our Online Payments Certification Work Group met with representatives of LegitScript and NABP dot-Pharmacy to learn more about them and work through hurdles compounding pharmacies are having in navigating the certification process.

Our PAC trustees are meeting today to approve a preliminary slate of congressional candidates we aim to support in this election year — and to figure out how we’re going to raise the money to fund that budget. (Hint: Invest now in CompPAC and help us elect candidates who think like you do about pharmacy compounding.)

Registrations for EduCon Virtual exceeded expectations — more than 125! — and are still coming in, since, as you’ll read below, that conference (and 11 hours of CE) is still available online for about 55 more days.

And APC is represented out in Las Vegas this week at PCCA’s HRT Conference, briefing attendees on FDA’s threat to compounded hormones.

All in all, it’s been a typical week for APC. This is what we do for you every day, every week. Just thought you’d like to know.

Thanks for being our member!



Scott Brunner is APC’s CEO. Email him at

This Week

Welcome Corporate Patrons

A big thank you — and warm welcome — to APC’s 2022 Corporate Patrons — and especially our newest patrons:

HealNow, IPC, and Performance Assurance Systems

The support of these companies and organizations is a big part of APC’s success. From tier-level platinum, silver, and bronze patrons through every one of the basic members who has joined the alliance, they have all chosen to make a commitment to the both the profession and our association.

You’ll find more information about each one on our Corporate Patron page at

5 things to know about APC’s upcoming Owner Summit

  1. It’s for owners and managers only. It’s this year’s only in-person learning and networking event strictly for compounding pharmacy/facility owners and managers.
  2. Tools you can use. No fluff, no BS — just practical, actionable presentations from experts guaranteed to make your practice more efficient (think streamlining) or simply make you more money (think growing your practice).
  3. Space is limited. We can only accommodate 150 people, and we’re almost halfway full as of this morning.
  4. Time is limited. The preferred room rate at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort is only available through March 4, and the room block is filling up fast!
  5. The other guys’ll be there. There’s a pretty good chance your competitors will be at the summit, preparing to boost their businesses. Where do you think their customers will come from?

The Owner Summit is just six weeks away, so don’t let yourself fall behind. Register today at, and be prepared to boost your compounding business.

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Cheri Garvin joins APC board

A warm welcome to the newest member of the APC Board of Directors, Cheri Garvin, RPh, CEO of the Compounding Center in Leesburg, Va. (She was appointed to the board mid-term when a previous board member resigned for personal reasons.)

Cheri brings more than 30 years of experience in pharmacy, including stints in chain pharmacies, hospitals, and nursing homes, and, of course, as owner of an independent compounding pharmacy.

EduCon: It ain’t over till it’s over

The live version of EduCon 2022 might be over (and a bigger success than expected), but the conference isn’t over. You can still register and take all the seminars on demand (for CE credit, of course) through April 8.

Make sure you and your team are compliant and up to date on everything from USP BUDs (and those easily overlooked minor chapters), to avoiding bias, preparing for a DEA inspection, and more!

Short Takes

Pharmacist greed?! Apparently pharmacists actually want to get paid a reasonable fee for dispensing Covid-19 antivirals. As if a whole dollar — one genuine American dollar! — isn’t enough. (NCPA and APhA are working to change that. Meanwhile, PBMs say they’re "stepping up, voluntarily, to cover dispensing fees." Isn’t that righteous of them?) Bonus: The story includes a quote from APC member Steve Moore from Condo Pharmacy in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Live long and prosper: Hawai’i is your best bet. The latest state-by-state life expectancy data shows residents of the Aloha State live the longest — 80.9 years on average (in 2019), compared to 78.8 for the country as a whole. (Mississippians had the shortest life expectancy at 74.4 years.)

No better time: Remember, your contribution to APC’s Campaign to Save Compounded Hormones will be doubled through the end of the month (up to $10,000), thanks to a generous match from Topi-Click. If you haven’t yet invested in the campaign, now is a perfect time!

Looking ahead: Where does APC stand as we get rolling into 2022? President David Miller, Board Chair Michael Blaire, and CEO Scott Brunner go over the once and future alliance — where we are, what our plans include, and how we’re going to continue support the practice of pharmacy compounding in this video presented at EduCon 2022 Virtual.

Coming Up

March 24–26, 2022APC Owner Summit, Hilton Scottsdale Resort; Scottsdale, Ariz.

June 14–15 — PCCA ACT Conference, Washington, D.C.

June 21–23, 2022 — Informa Connect’s Compounding Pharmacy Compliance, College Park, Md.

September 14–15, 2022 — APC’s Compounders on Capitol Hill 2022, Hilton National Mall, Washington, DC

APC is committed to addressing any concerns or complaints within one business day. Please send them — and, of course, any compliments — to