Houston, Texas, July 26 Aug. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In an effort to ensure industry-wide quality preparation for all patients, the PCCA is opening registration for all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to attend its training on the implementation and quality of the USP & Compliance Course. Previously, registration was limited to independent compounding pharmacies that were members of the PCCA. The PCCA has also partnered with the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding (APC) to promote these courses to association members and the industry at large.
“By opening up enrollment for these two courses, we are promoting better core composition across the industry, separate from the body of work we have created for members,” said the PCCA President. , Jim Smith. “We will also continue to innovate our educational programming which is exclusive to PCCA members.”
“As a leader in education and the preparation industry, it is our responsibility to ensure that all preparers have access to the education they need to stay compliant with ever-changing regulatory requirements. evolution of our industry,” said PCCA Vice President of Public Affairs, Communications, Education and Human Relations Lizzie Harbin. “Our goal is to promote the quality and safety of preparation for all patients by making these two courses accessible to everyone in the industry.”
This means that any pharmacist or prepping technician can now attend PCCA’s USP Implementation In-Person Training ($1,595.00 per person) and Quality and Compliance Virtual Webinar ($95.00 per person). $00 per person). Additionally, because APC helps raise awareness of these courses throughout the industry, the nonprofit will receive 20% of the course registration fee for each referral resulting in registration.
“PCCA has always provided its members with an amazing composition education experience,” said APC CEO Scott Brunner. “Now everyone can benefit from PCCA’s expertise in quality, compliance and implementation of USP requirements for non-sterile compounding. Our hope is that every pharmacy takes advantage of these unique opportunities to train their staff and support APC at the same time.
Offered August 18-19, USP Implementation Training is a two-day hands-on course for pharmacists, technicians and designees on how to practically apply USP 795, 800 and best practices in daily workflow. PCCA’s two-hour Quality and Compliance Webinar will be offered virtually on August 16 and October 6. The webinar provides a two-hour overview of FDA policies, proposed changes to USPs 795 and 800, how to avoid regulatory review, and more.
“As a pharmacist for more than 30 years before serving in the United States House of Representatives, I know first-hand how critical training in compliance, quality, and USP requirements is for the patient safety,” said Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger (R-TN). “When preppers understand and implement prep best practices, the bar is raised for the entire industry.”
PCCA supports the creation of personalized medicine and innovative products that make a difference in the lives of patients. As a comprehensive resource for independent pharmacies and healthcare systems, PCCA provides high-quality products, training and support to more than 3,000 member pharmacies in the United States, Canada, Australia and other country of the world. Incorporated in 1981 by a network of pharmacists, PCCA has been supporting pharmaceutical preparation for over 40 years. Learn more at pccarx.com.
The Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding is the voice of pharmaceutical compounding, representing pharmacists and compounding technicians in 503A and 503B settings, as well as prescribers, educators, patients and providers. Its passion for preparation is fueled by its members’ passion for their patients and the medicines they create. APC is focused on strategies to ensure that millions of patients can continue to access these compound medicines. APC’s commitment – to members and their patients – is to lead, influence, speak and serve so that the practice of pharmaceutical compounding becomes a key part of health care delivery for millions of patients across America. Learn more at a4pc.org.
Kim Speairs, APR, MBA PCCA 817.729.5064 [email protected]
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