Published July 28, 2017
Women’s International Pharmacy
We need your help!
Your freedom of choice and ability to receive compounded prescription medications from the pharmacy of your choice is at risk!
In a move that exceeds what federal law allows, FDA is trying to limit the number of compounded medications a pharmacy is able to ship over state lines. If this action is finalized, Women’s International would be unnecessarily and severely restricted in the compounded medications that could be delivered to our patients!
We may not be able to ship your compounded medication to you!
You can help, however! You can do something to prevent this from happening! Please read the information and follow the link to let your congressperson know you need your compounded medication.
There is a new proposed legislation in Congress (H.R. 2871, The Preserving Patient Access to Compounded Medications Act of 2017) that clarifies that FDA does not have the authority to limit the ability of pharmacies to fill prescriptions for compounded medications across state lines.
Key Points of H.R. 2871 Include:
- Clarifying that FDA does not have the authority to limit patient specific prescriptions for compounded medications that can be filled across state lines.
- Allowing practitioners to use compounded medications in their offices, if allowed by their state.
TO VIEW H.R. 2871 IN ITS ENTIRETY, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE PDF BELOW.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO CONTACT YOUR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE AND ASK THEY SUPPORT H.R. 2871!
It is vitally important that you let your House representative know that you support H.R. 2871, and that you would like your Congressman or Congresswoman to cosponsor and support this bill. Please tell them your story, and how not getting your compounded medications would personally impact you! There is a suggested message below that you can feel free to use or modify. After you explain to them how important your compounded medication is to you and that you are able to receive it from a pharmacy of your choice, please ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 2871.
Thank you for your support!
Sample Message: “I use compounded medications, and ask that you cosponsor and support H.R.2871, a bill that would preserve my right to get compounded medications from the pharmacy of my choice. FDA, without legitimate authority, is trying to severely limit the availability of compounded medications.
This bipartisan bill, called Preserving Patient Access to Compounded Medications Act of 2017, protects my rights to choose my pharmacy and to get my compounded medications from the pharmacy of my choice, even if it is in another state.
Please let me know your position on H.R. 2871, and please let me know if you will sign on as a cosponsor. Thank you.”