Federal Advocacy

APC is leading federal advocacy on compounding issues.

As the only pharmacy association whose advocacy focus is solely the interests of pharmacy compounders, APC is the leading voice at the federal level on a range of issues impacting your compounding patients and business.

Here’s a general statement about what we stand for.

From our lobbying on Capitol Hill to assure that legislation elevates and preserves pure ingredient compounding, to our advocacy before regulatory agencies like the Food & Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration, to our counsel and collaboration with standards-setting bodies like the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), APC is active and assertive in representing your interests.

We also lead coalitions of sister pharmacy-related groups and work hand-in-hand with partners like National Community Pharmacists Association and the American Pharmacists Association on a range of important issues that impact pharmacy compounding.

Most important of all, we get stuff done. Last year alone, our federal advocacy successes included:

Current APC federal advocacy priorities

These are presented in no particular order. We will update this section, adding links as information becomes available.

For more information on APC priorities, email info@a4pc.org.

Invite your member of Congress to work

When your members of Congress are home in their district, it’s a perfect time for you to host them at your pharmacy. Pharmacy visits allow them to see what you do and how you do it, and you can brief them on the challenges compounders are facing. It’s as easy as calling your Congressperson’s district office and scheduling a date. And without a doubt it’s the very best way to educate elected officials on compounding policy priorities.

APC has made it easy for you to plan a pharmacy visit with your member of Congress. Take a look at our handy how-to guide, then contact scott@a4pc.org for assistance!

Meet your advocate

APC’s governmental affairs counsel is David Pore, Esq., a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Hance Scarborough LLP, with more than 20 years of public policy experience, and a track record as a successful, bipartisan attorney and lobbyist.

Before rejoining Hance Scarborough in March of 2017, David was counsel at the DC offices of Arnold & Porter LLP. David has worked as an in-house attorney and lobbyist for a trade association (2002-2004), served as legislative director for a U.S. Congressman from Texas (1999-2002) and as a legislative aide to a member of the Texas Legislature (1998-1999). He is a graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law.