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December 3, 2021  |  Volume 18  |  Issue 47
Loyd V. Allen, Jr., Ph.d., R.Ph Letter from the Editor
Don't Forget to "Keep Up" During the Holidays

With family, food, festivities, etc., it's easy to push back on professional activities over the holidays, but it is important to: "keep tuned in" with what is going on so there will be no surprises after the first of the year. The International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding can help you keep up with minimal effort through these weekly Compounding Today Newsletters and through the Compounders Network List (CNL). Announced below is an activity in which all compounders should participate as appropriate. The following announcement is presented in its entirety as it involves both the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding (APC) and the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA).


Tara Thompson, PharmD
VP Clinical Services
Innovation Compounding, Inc

Compounding SIG Members - RSVP to Attend a 12/7 Town Hall on Proposed USP Revisions to Chapter 795 and 797

The Compounding SIG is pleased to host a Town Hall with compounding expert (RSVP link at bottom of this message):

  • Seth DePasquale, RPh, BCSCP

"With the revisions to both major USP compounding chapters comes much potential change for how compounding and health system pharmacies operate when it comes to both sterile and non-sterile compounding. The main question that must be answered is this: do these changes increase the quality of compounding and lower the risk of potential harm to the patients receiving compounded medications."

Attached, pls. find Seth's summaries on the revised USP chapters.
Editor's Note - We have have provided these summaries for download at:

Link for details on the proposed revisions to the USP chapters:

USP has shared revisions to the USP Compounding General Chapters, which are available for an extended public comment period until January 31, 2022.

As compounders, we encourage you to attend this exciting Town Hall to learn more about the revisions and ask questions from an expert in these changes to assist APhA in gathering feedback for comments to be sent back to USP and to advance the practice of compounding.


Michael Baxter
Senior Director, Regulatory Policy
American Pharmacists Association

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Dec 7, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at the Town Hall!


Michael Baxter

Loyd V. Allen, Jr., PhD, RPh

International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy Twenty-second edition


Did You Know (On Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th)...

...that on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked the neutral United States (U.S.) at Naval Station Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii, killing 2,403 Americans and injuring 1,178 others. The attack sank four U.S. Navy battleships and damaged four others. It also damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually in the U.S. on December 7 to remember and honor the 2,403 Americans who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, which led to the U.S. declaring war on Japan the next day and thus entering World War II.

In 1994, the United States Congress designated December 7 of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The joint resolution was signed by President Bill Clinton on August 23, 1994. It became 36 U.S.C. § 129 (Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies) of the United States Code. On November 29, Clinton issued a proclamation declaring December 7, 1994, the first National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

On Pearl Harbor Day, the American flag should be flown at half-staff until sunset to honor those who died as a result of the attack on U.S. military forces in Hawaii. Pearl Harbor Day is not a federal holiday - government offices, schools, and businesses do not close. Some organizations may hold special events in memory of those killed or injured at Pearl Harbor.


Thought of the Week (On Pearl Harbor Day)

"No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory." (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

"We must be the great arsenal of democracy. For us, this is an emergency as serious as war itself. We must apply ourselves to our task with the same resolution, the same sense of urgency, the same spirit of patriotism and sacrifice as we would show were we at war." (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

"No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it. There can be no appeasement with ruthlessness. There can be no reasoning with an incendiary bomb." (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

'A Date Which Will Live in Infamy' (Speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt)

Early in the afternoon of December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt calmly and decisively dictated to his secretary, Grace Tully, a request to Congress for a declaration of war. He had composed the speech in his head after deciding on a brief, uncomplicated appeal to the people of the U.S. rather than a thorough recitation of Japanese perfidies, as Secretary of State Cordell Hull had urged.

President Roosevelt then revised the typed draft-marking it up, updating military information, and selecting alternative wordings that strengthened the tone of the speech. He made the most significant change in the critical first line, which originally read, "a date which will live in world history." Grace Tully then prepared the final reading copy, which Roosevelt subsequently altered in three more places.

On December 8, at 12:30 p.m., President Roosevelt addressed a joint session of Congress and the Nation via radio. The Senate responded with a unanimous vote in support of war; only Montana pacifist Jeanette Rankin dissented in the House. At 4:00 p.m. that same afternoon, President Roosevelt signed the declaration of war.


Join the CNL!

IJPC would like to invite all compounding pharmacists and technicians to join the Compounders' Network List (CNL) - an e-mail-based resource for sharing compounding information with your peers.

Go to the following website for more information and to join.


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