PCCA and APC partner to promote USP implementation training and quality and compliance courses to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding
Houston, Texas, July 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In an effort to ensure industry-wide high-quality compounding for all patients, PCCA opens registration for all compounding pharmacies and pharmacy technicians to attend USP implementation training and quality & Compliance courses. Previously, registration was limited to independent compounding pharmacies that were PCCA members. PCCA also works with the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding (APC) to promote these courses to association members and the industry at large.
“By opening up enrollment to these two courses, we’re promoting better foundation compounding across the industry, beyond the body of work we’ve created for members,” said PCCA President Jim Smith. “We will also continue to innovate in our education programs that are exclusive to PCCA members.”
“As a leader in compounding education and the industry, it is our responsibility to ensure that all compounders have access to the education they need to continue to comply with the ever-changing regulatory requirements in our industry,” said PCCA Vice President of Public Affairs, Communications, Education and Human Relations Lizzie Harbin. “Our goal is to advance the quality and safety of compounding for all patients by making these two courses accessible to everyone in the industry.”
This means that any compounding pharmacist or technician can now attend PCCA in person USP implementation training ($1,595 per person) and virtual Quality and Compliance Webinar ($95.00 per person). And since APC helps spread the word about these courses throughout the industry, the nonprofit receives 20% of the course enrollment fee for every referral that results in registration.
“PCCA has always provided its members with an incredible composite education experience,” said Scott Brunner, CEO of APC. “Now everyone can benefit from PCCA’s expertise in quality, compliance and implementation of USP requirements in non-sterile compounding. We hope every pharmacy takes advantage of these unique opportunities to train their staff – while supporting APC.”
Offered August 18-19, USP implementation training is a two-day, hands-on course for pharmacists, technicians and designees on the practical application of USP 795, 800 and best practices in daily workflow. PCCA’s two hours Quality and Compliance Webinar will be offered virtually on August 16 and October 6. The webinar provides a two-hour overview of FDA policy, USP 795 and 800 proposed changes, how to avoid regulatory oversight, and more.
“As a pharmacist for more than 30 years before now serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I know firsthand how essential compounding training on compliance, quality and USP requirements is for patient safety,” said Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger (R-TN) . “When compounders understand and implement best-in-class compounding practices, it raises the bar for the entire industry.”
PCCA supports the creation of personalized medicine and innovative products that make a difference in patients’ lives. As a complete resource for independent compounding pharmacies and health systems, PCCA provides quality products, education and support to more than 3,000 pharmacy members in the United States, Canada, Australia and other countries around the world. PCCA was founded in 1981 by a network of pharmacists and has been supporting pharmacy compounding for over 40 years. Read more at pccarx.com.
The Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding is the voice for pharmaceutical compounding, representing compounding pharmacies and technicians in both 503A and 503B environments, as well as prescribers, educators, patients and suppliers. The passion for compounding is fueled by the passion of the members for their patients and the medicines they make. APC focuses on strategies to ensure that millions of patients can continue to access these compound drugs. APC’s commitment – to members and their patients – is to lead, influence, speak and serve so that the practice of pharmacy compounding is elevated as an important part of the delivery of health care to millions of patients across the globe. America. Learn more at a4pc.org.
CONTACT: Kim Speairs, APR, MBA PCCA 817.729.5064 firstname.lastname@example.org