1. AANP Issue Alert: Compounded Medications

    logo-american-association-naturopathic-physiciansThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA), after a raft of comments submitted by AANP and numerous other organizations across the country, is holding a meeting of stakeholders to weigh concerns regarding the agency’s development of regulations implementing the Drug Quality and Security Act.   AANP will be part of those discussions, as will the IACP – the association representing compounding pharmacists.


    Meanwhile, a bipartisan group in the House of Representatives is intending to put the FDA on notice that they expect the agency’s proposed guidance to continue allowing for “office use,” i.e., physicians’ ability to administer safely compounded medications (such as injectables and IV solutions) to patients in the office.  Representatives Morgan Griffith (R-VA), Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Gene Green (D-TX) have drafted a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, and additional signators are being sought.


    Please encourage your Representative to sign this letter right away.  It’s easy to do through Engage – simply click here.



    Dr Reese