International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) Board Member Shawn Hodges is quoted in this APhA – American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Today article on drug shortages.

“Currently, FDA and Congress disagree on the ability of compounding pharmacies to provide compounded medications during the ongoing drug shortage situation, said Shawn Hodges, PharmD, International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists board member.

“The FDA actions in implementing the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) contrary to Congressional intent have decreased patient access and further impeded the ability of compounding pharmacists to effectively compound medications for providers and health systems to be administered to patients.” The practice is often termed “office-use.” Hodges explained that before FDA implemented the DQSA, many states authorized the practice of traditional state-licensed pharmacists to provide compounded medications to health care providers and facilities for administration to patients.”

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