The voice for pharmacy compounding │ 17 June 2022

From APC’s President

We need more Fellows 

As compounders, we get along with each other quite well. After all, we have similar goals, and we share a common passion. But we need more fellowship. Or rather, fellows-ship.

What do I mean by this?

One of my goals as APC President has been to reinvigorate APC’s Fellows program. Since its inception in 1997, this program has recognized nearly 100 compounding professionals who are leaders in our industry. They are the elite amongst us. 

Then COVID hit and the Fellows program was pushed aside to make room for more pressing issues. We are working hard to change that. I have appointed a Fellows Committee and they are very active. The committee is currently accepting and reviewing applications for new Fellows. 

Most importantly, I want to note that the Fellows Committee has changed the rules to include pharmacy technicians under this recognition. Techs are incredibly vital to the compounding professionlet’s face it, without them, we would not be able to do what we do. The Committee enthusiastically agreed that their ability to be recognized as Fellows was long overdue. 

If you are a leader in our profession and wish to apply for this year’s class of Fellows, please click here.

However, you’ll have to act quickly: the deadline for application is June 30, 2022. If you are successful in your application, you will be inducted at Compounders on Capitol Hill (CCH) on September 14, 2022. I look forward to seeing you there.

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David Miller is APC’s president and the managing co-owner of Keystone Compounding Pharmacy in Grand Rapids, Michigan. You can reach him at

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This week

June 30: A virtual gathering for technicians

We don’t say this enough, but pharmacy technicians are a really big deal and don’t always get the recognition they deserve.

Until now.

First, they are invited to submit their application for the APC Fellow recognition.

Second, APC’s pharm tech members are invited to attend a virtual Town Hall on Thursday, June 30. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about how to best leverage your APC membership benefits to meet your professional goals.

So, please, bring your favorite summer drink and take part in a collaborative conversation on how APC is working to engage you, our pharmacy technician members. The event is free; however, registration is required.

Here are the event details

June 30, 2022 • 8:00 PM Eastern Time

No cost to attend

Register here:

Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

APC now accepts ACH payments 

APC can now accept ACH (automated clearing house) transactions online through its MemberMax platform. Using this system avoids exposing your accounts to fraudulent activity and reduces the fee load that APC covers.

Next time you’re renewing your membership, moving to a Pharmacy/Facility Membership or paying your registration for Compounders on Capitol Hill 2022 (coming soon!), this system handles your transaction safely.

Click here for instructions on how to get set up for easy, breezy payment processing.

TUI Total Solutions brings office equipment discounts to APC members

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We hear all the time how expensive it is to lease office equipment, plus the cost of toner cartridges and per copy fees. It adds up quickly.

APC has a solution for your weary pocketbooks: TUI Total Solutionsan affinity service provider that offers exceptional office equipment servicing and pricing, exclusively for our Pharmacy/Facility Members (PFMs).

TUI Total Solutions, a Xerox Platinum Authorized Dealer, provides solid expertise on the Xerox® products and solutions that will help their clients print, scan and manage documents with ease—even the heavy duty needs of a busy compounding pharmacy.

PFMs will receive a dedicated email next week with more details on their TUI Total Solutions benefits. It’s just one of a bunch of great benefits only available to our Pharmacy/Facility Members.

Not a PFM yet? Click here to learn more or you can contact APC’s Jason Dunn at or 918.770.6333.


Save these dates

June 21–22: Informa Connect’s Compounding Pharmacy Compliance, College Park, MD

June 23: An APC Webinar, 503A Compounding for Shortages – What Can (and Can’t) You Do?

June 29: The Itch Cannot Scratch: Veterinary Dermatology Webinar, presented by ARL Bio Pharma

June 30: APC’s Tech Connect, a virtual Town Hall with Pharmacy Technicians

June 30: APC Fellows Program application deadline

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


Short takes

Ivermectin efficacy against Covid gets update: Earlier this week, The New York Times reported that a recent study on the antiparasitic drug ivermectin showed little effect on recovery time from Covid. Read the NYT article here.

Canine skin problems can be ruff: APC members are invited to attend a webinar presented by ARL Bio Pharma on June 29The Itch Cannot Scratch: Veterinary Dermatology Webinar. Click on the link to register.

Quick links

APC Career Center

• Job seekers

• Employers

APC’s Code of Ethics

Compounding Connections archive

Compounders on Capitol Hill 2022

Continuing education

• Live webinars

• On-demand webinars

Current issues:

GFI #256 on animal compounding

Urgent-use compounding

Prohibition on peptide compounding

La Vita Case amicus filing

Insanitary Conditions amicus filing


Invest in APC efforts

• CompPAC

• Campaign to save cBHT

• OneFund


• Renew

• Pharmacy/Facility Membership (PFM)

• APC Logo agreement for PFMs

• APC Logo agreement for individual members

Affinity service providers

Accounting & Tax Services: Rx Advisors

Office Equipment: TUI Solutions

Online Payments Platform: HealNow

Patient-Reported Outcomes: OutcomeMD


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