July 3, 2024

APC delivers compounding briefing on Capitol Hill

APC Board Chair Joe Navarra, pharmacist Ndidiamaka “Didi” Okpareke, Chief Advocacy Officer Tenille Davis, lobbyist David Pore, and CEO Scott Brunner were in Washington, D.C.’s Rayburn building on June 25, briefing about four dozen House of Representatives healthcare staffers on the practice of pharmacy compounding — and clearing some of the muddied waters.

Didi opened the briefing with an intro to pharmacy compounding, then Scott, Joe, and Tenille talked specifically about GLP-1 compounding, including recent lawsuits against compounders. Most importantly, they explained the regulatory framework for compounding — something that’s often glossed over in mainstream coverage of the practice. 

Keeping in mind the audience, David got into the nitty-gritty with some details about potential bills that could allow pharmacy compounding to step in during drug shortages — a critical issue as the country faces record levels of medications in shortage.

Maintaining this kind of connection with legislators and their staff is how we — APC and its members — protect the practice of pharmacy compounding.

The “…and its members…” part is important, and that’s why you need to join hundreds of APC members in Washington on September 17–18 for Compounders on Capitol Hill. Our voices are louder together!