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In March of 2009, Todd S. Eury, launched the Pharmacy Podcast. Over the years, the Pharmacy Podcast Network has accumulated over 100,000+ listeners & subscribers and is the most popular and downloaded podcast about the Pharmacy Industry. The Pharmacy Podcast Network is proud to have some of the most influential hosts and guests building interviews about important topics in Pharmacy. The PPN is a Digital Health Publication and Content Developing partner to the Pharmaceutical industry focusing on Specialty medications, pharmacy business supportive technologies, and industry trends.

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The Mission of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coaliti...
SCPC Senior Care Podcast with Alan Rosenbloom
30 min
POP CULTURE: Captain America's Super Soldier Se...
27 min
The Profound Impact of High Quality Compounded ...
24 min
Diabetes Self Management Education Patient Empo...
29 min
The Dreaded Reality of Ransomware | Pharmacy Co...
22 min
Achieving the Delicate Balance with OR Med Mana...
The Future of Pharmacy Podcast by Omnicell
30 min
Managing Chronic Conditions with the Help of Yo...
36 min
Pharmacies Share the Formula for Improving Pati...
27 min
Pharmacies Share the Formula for Improving Pati...
26 min
Intuitive Eating: Health at Every Size | Pharma...
35 min
COVID-19 - Neuropilin-1, the New Doorway for Vi...
24 min
Healthcare Professional Entrepreneurship and Ad...
39 min
Pharmacogenomics and Provider Status with Scott...
27 min
Right to Therapeutic Choice | DarshanTalks
43 min
Drug Shortage Management and Supply Chain Solut...
48 min
The FDA's Attack on Compounding Pharmacy | Phar...
36 min
NCAP Pharmacy JEOPARDY! State Championship | Le...
21 min
Show Them the Money | PGX for Pharmacists
35 min
Becoming a Pharmacy Badass with Lisa Faast | Di...
16 min
Medical Affairs Compliance | DarshanTalks
34 min
Pain Management in the Era of COVID-19 Pandemic...
25 min
Molecular Pharmacogenomics: An Australian Persp...
The State of the PGx Industry: Pharmacogenomics Science and Research
47 min
PharmD Money Derek Delaney Financial Planner | ...
26 min
Ja'Miera Stuart | Brighter Horizons
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Pharmacogenomics: A Primer for Clinicians | PGX...
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Helping Patients with Medicare Open Enrollment ...
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Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support ...
29 min
New Roles in Patient Centricity | DarshanTalks
39 min
Why Pizza Is NOT Working | Dr. Bled Tanoe, PharmD
39 min
The Impact of Universal Hepatitis B Vaccination...
Dynavax Technologies
35 min
Pharmacy JEOPARDY! With Campbell University Sch...
17 min
Know Your Organism – How the Use of Precision M...
32 min
Pharmacy JEOPARDY! With UNC Eshelman School of ...
25 min
Tips for Member Engagement, Overcoming Legislat...
60 min
A Matter of Medication Distribution Models | T...
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Pharmacists Providing Patients with Trusted Car...
Pharmacy Podcast Nation
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Pharmacogenomics APPE Rotation | PGX for Pharma...
26 min
Evolving Trademarking | DarshanTalks
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Leadership During a Pandemic – How Women in Pha...
38 min
What does Cannabis have to do with PGx? | PGX f...
The State of the PGx Industry: Pharmacogenomics Science and Research
31 min
Amina Abubakar, PharmD | PGX for Pharmacists
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Beyond the Sig LIVE!! Pennsylvania Pharmacists ...
48 min
Introducing Nancy Gadelsayed BS, RPh., | PGX fo...
Pharmacogenomics for Pharmacists
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Analyzing Dos and Don'ts of Patient Centricity ...
39 min
RxBLU Working with Educators Supporting the Clo...
27 min
Leaders in Pharmacy & Medical Communities Speak...
45 min
Elevate Virtual Summit 2021 | Pharmacy Podcast ...
39 min
Loving Your Personal Gifts & Uniqueness: Global...
Episode 10 (International Podcast Day) September 30th Loving Your Personal Gifts and Uniqueness with Global Pharmacist and Podcaster Allie Xu What Public Health Means to Allie Xu wellbeing, inner peace Allie Xu is a pharmacist, artistic scientist and forever student of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She gains her inspiration from the hero in each of us and fulfils her mission by embracing all optimal methodologies for improved vitality and wellness. Her clear understanding of how loving and compassionate energies create space for healing honours our ancestors and future generations. While spending time in the Chinese Medicine Clinic, Allie also collaborates in the co-creation of culture as a cure with her involvement in Global Pharmacy Entrepreneurs in addition to acting as the Genius CEO behind Unicorn Fart Media. In her free time, she enjoys absorbing the rich cultural offerings of her current city, Brisbane Australia with her husband and family. She is constantly creating artistic masterpieces, whether in her street fashion, paintings, singing, or production. Creating safe places for stories to be told allows amplified importance in each of her relationships for which her gratefulness spills over into that signature smile. Social Media Websites See for privacy information.
34 min
Back to the Future State of the Industry | The ...
Join Hosts Monique Whitney, Lauren Young, and special guests, Greg Reybold, Ken Patel, and Steve Moore as they discuss PBM reform wins (and losses), where the pharmacy industry is going, and ways you can get involved now to make change happen. Hosts: Monique Whitney, Lauren Young Panel Guests:  Greg Reybold, VP of Public Policy, Georgia Pharmacy Association Ken Patel, founding member, AZ Independent Pharmacy Coalition Steve Moore, former President, Pharmacists Society of New York See for privacy information.
59 min
Finding Your Voice and Pushing Past Your Fears ...
Dr. Christina Fontana is a rapid transformation coach, hypnotherapist, pharmacist, and 4-time author. One of Dr. Christina’s gifts is her laser sharp intuition; she can quickly tune into what is blocking someone, identify it, and help them release it. She blends hypnotherapy, quantum physics, spirituality, and intuitive coaching to help visionary women release blocks keeping them stuck so they can own their brilliance out in the world. Dr. Christina has most recently created her Signature Destination Retreat called The Elevate Beachfront Immersion Experience, where she helps visionary women release blocks holding them back so they can elevate to their next level of income and impact! For the last 9 years, Dr. Christina has been providing uplifting, transformational content through her YouTube videos, articles, books, and retreats to help women wake up to more of who they really are so they can experience more freedom, joy, and fulfillment. Social Media and Website Links Facebook - IG - @thepharmacistcoach Website See for privacy information.
37 min
The Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance on the H...
Today, We focus on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) which has existed long before the golden age of antimicrobials. While antimicrobial agents are beneficial to combat infection, their widespread use contributes to the increase in and emergence of novel resistant microbes in virtually all environmental niches. Dr. Anthony Senagore, MD is the Professor and Vice Chair at Western Michigan University-Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine and the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, MI.  Dr. Senagore has previously served as Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Central Michigan University School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Michigan State University-College of Human Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, MI. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the Butterworth Hospital/MSU program in Grand Rapis, MI. Dr. Senagore then completed a research fellowship and colon and rectal surgery residency at Ferguson Hospital on the Grand Rapids and East Lansing campuses of MSU. He continued his education and later received his Master of Science degree in physiology from MSU and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, San Francisco, CA campus. References:  The Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance on the Human Microbiome  PolyPid Strengthens Executive Team, Appointing Dr. Anthony Senagore as Senior Medical Director    See for privacy information.
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Mediprenuers Summit Event | Pharmacy Podcast Na...
Medipreneurs Founders Sue Paul, RPh., & Michelle Fritsch, PharmD are Calling on all Healthcare Professionals! Find your tribe of innovators to make your unique dreams come true. You're going to want to be at the Medipreneurs Summit, face-to-face, to watch ideas blossom, find solutions to barriers you face, receive inspiration to keep innovating, find the tribe that will help you thrive and succeed.  From Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon, you will be immersed in hands-on workshops and non-stop networking to allow you to fully engage in your business and exactly what you need to do next to keep moving forward.  No distractions, no nay-sayers, just inspiration and skill building!  REGISTER NOW:  See for privacy information.
30 min
Brighter Horizons | PharmGradWishlist
Judah E. Brown, PharmD, BCCCP, co-founder and advisory team member of the #PharmGradWishList interviews Christine Nguyen, PharmD, #PGWL sponsee and winner of a large item crowdfunding campaign to support a new laptop to begin her PGY1 pharmacy residency. Dr. Nguyen grew up in northern California and has been interested in a career in pharmacy from a young age. As a child, Dr. Nguyen watched as her grandfather mastered traditional Chinese medicine, which incited her passion for pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. Now, Dr. Nguyen is a first-generation college and pharmacy graduate, obtaining her PharmD degree from the University of the Pacific. Since graduation, Dr. Nguyen has begun her career and continued her education as a pharmacy resident with Palomar Health, with plans to ultimately begin practice in infectious diseases. Dr. Nguyen is grateful for the generous outpouring of support from the pharmacy community who have and continue to help her achieve her goals and aspirations. She remains passionate about supporting opportunities, like those she has received, to continue diversifying pharmacy and healthcare. To support other aspiring pharmacists, like Dr. Nguyen, please find more information at!  See for privacy information.
21 min
Pharmacists Win Authority to Order and Administ...
Earlier this year, several pharmacy organizations – including APhA – asked the HHS to let pharmacists order and administer therapeutic treatments for patients who have been exposed to COVID-19. It’s the latest in a series of rulings that dramatically expand pharmacists’ role during the pandemic. Guest: Ilisa Bernstein, senior vice president of pharmacy practice and government affairs for APhA. Resources APhA’s Pharmacists’ Guide to Coronavirus APhA resources on COVID-19 therapeutics Free APhA CE: COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Assessment & Administration Reimbursement for Administration of COVID-19 Vaccines See for privacy information.
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Pharmacists United for Truth & Transparency Sum...
​The Pharmacy Podcast Network covered the Pharmacists United for Truth & Transparency Summit 2021. This incredible event was a two day event of roundtable discussions and legislative planning opportunities, guest speakers, frank panel discussions, and targeted Q&A with state legislators at the helm of PBM reform across the nation. This podcast episode will give you a summary of the event and is your chance to listen into the Network of organizations who supported the event.  PUTT SUMMIT 2021This year's Summit takes place Friday, September 17th & Saturday, September 18th, at the beautiful Rosen Centre Hotel & Resort in Orlando, Florida. Join PUTT Today:  See for privacy information.
34 min
The Impact of Cloud Technology on Patient Care ...
Cloud technology has had a palpable impact on healthcare efficiencies and outcomes across the world during what has been seen as the most severe health crisis for a generation – and, still, healthcare is only “scratching the surface” of what is achievable with cloud technology. Olive Santana is the lead Pharmacy Technician at Idyllwild Pharmacy in Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA. Olive leverages cloud pharmacy software management technology to run her pharmacy operations. This is a powerful story of how cloud technologies are impacting patient care.  To learn more, goto:  See for privacy information.
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PAINWeek 21 Summary Show | Pain Pod
PAINWeek remains the US pain conference with the most expansive curriculum and is the favorite destination for frontline practitioners to enhance their competence in pain management.  Dr. Mark Garofoli, PharmD, the host of the Pain Pod, is joined by the Public Health Pharmacist, Dr. Christina Madison, PharmD interviewing participants of the event September 7—11 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. See for privacy information.
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What Does It Take To Be Considered Rich? | Phar...
Being rich in American is a stoic title. Being among the wealthiest within one of the wealthiest countries in the world is a common financial goal. But what is rich? Who gets to define it? And should we all being pursing that same definition? Most Americans say that to be considered wealthy in America, you need 1.9 million in Net Worth. But that range changes depending on who you are talking too and what generation they fall into. The specific way of defining being rich also changes a lot depending on the person you are speaking with and what generation they fall into. In this episode, Derek breaks down his two definitions of rich, how much you need to have to be considered rich by your peers, and why we should all be changing the way we evaluate wealth in America. Enjoy the show! **In this episode, Derek uses data from a CNBC article that was published in 2021. Here is a link to that article. You can connect with Derek on social media at: Or by email at:  See for privacy information.
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CTE and the Damage it Causes| Lets Pharmonize
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, is a brain disease often found in former athletes who played professionally in contact sports. Today, we will discuss the physiology behind the condition, and some of the players who have since passed that suffered from it. This is NOT your physician's podcast. Hosts Shane Garrettson and Cal Vandergrift dive into the pharmacy world with fun, interesting, and downright weird topics! Tune in for NEW episodes, available on Spotify, Apple, Anchor, and more! Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages at Let's Pharmonize to view videos and images relevant to every episode! If you have any questions, comments, or even corrections, e-mail us at PLEASE READ: Shane, Mickey, Cal and Ivan are NOT medical professionals. DO NOT USE the information presented in this podcast to aid in your own personal health or medicinal benefit. This is a light-hearted podcast that should not be taken with the same seriousness as your own personal health. A special thanks to Kelly Kerr for creating the music used in the intro and outro. Additional music and sound by Fesliyan Studios. See for privacy information.
36 min
Pharmacy Profitability Strategy | RMS CLIMB
Guests:   Robbie Stokes – President, LifelineRx Solutions  Joe Daugherty – Pharmacist/Owner – Stanley’s Pharmacy  Craig Robinson – Partner, Cortland Data.   August CLIMB was all about Cash Flow and Profitability. First, RMS CEO Brad Jones is joined by Craig Robinson, with special guest pharmacist and pharmacy owner Joe Daugherty. Brad, Joe and Craig talk about what improving cash flow means for pharmacy businesses. You’ll learn how Joe improved his pharmacy’s cash flow and hear about the amazing things he’s been able to accomplish in his business after making a few small changes.  This real world success story is full of great inspiration for pharmacy leaders looking to find balance and lead more successful teams.   Robbie Stokes from LifelineRx solutions also joins us this month to talk about profitability and the importance of data integrity in your pharmacy. Learn the simple solutions to every day pharmacy challenges in this one on one with Robbie.   See for privacy information.
51 min
Making Sense of Today’s 340B Policy Entanglemen...
Making Sense of Today’s 340B Policy Entanglements As covered entities face rising healthcare costs, reimbursement cuts, and uncompensated care, the Federal 340B Drug Pricing Program continues to be an important source of funding for vital patient care. Get updates on how the 340B program solutions can help providers manage reporting compliance across an increasingly complex pharmacy supply chain, while capturing drug cost savings. Guest Expert: Ted Slafsky, Publisher and CEO, 340B Report    Host: Ken Perez, Vice President, Healthcare Policy and Government Affairs, Omnicell See for privacy information.
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The Patient Advocate for PGx | PGX for Pharmacists
According to the American Association for Cancer Research, 80-90% of the administered dose of the cancer medication 5-fluorouracil of 5FU is degraded by the enzyme dihydropyridine dehydrogenase or DPD for short. ( According to the Institute of Safe Medication Practices ( the incidence of DPD deficiency is low like 1-7% of the population but the consequences can be unfortunately fatal for those few.  Christina Delsoldato, wife and mom of 3 beautiful children has spent most of her life laughing and loving as much as she can. Christina has built a successful professional career in hospitality, customer service and sales. Christina has faced many obstacles and traumatic events during her life. Christina took her mother’s quickly declining health into her own hands. Despite having no clinical and medical background, she spent countless nights reading, learning and researching to find answers. These efforts and findings are what allowed her beloved mother to come home to spend her last days on earth surrounded with the love and support of her closest family. Since her mother’s diagnosis with Pancreatic Cancer and 5FU toxicity, Christina has become determined to help guide others to self-educate, research and ask questions about potential life-threatening side effects that could indeed be prevented and/or reversed. Tragically, only three months after her mom passed away, her father died suddenly. Christina is on a mission to empathize and advocate not just for her family, but for anyone in need. See for privacy information.
33 min
COVID-19 - Ivermectin and Fenofibrate, What's t...
COVID-19 has brought about a whirlwind of new information as scientists around the world grapple with the overwhelming responsibility of understanding this complex virus. Shane, Cal, Mickey and Ivan spend some time today discussing two novel treatments for COVID-19. This is NOT your physician's podcast. Hosts Shane Garrettson and Cal Vandergrift dive into the pharmacy world with fun, interesting, and downright weird topics! Tune in for NEW episodes, available on Spotify, Apple, Anchor, and more! Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages at Let's Pharmonize to view videos and images relevant to every episode! If you have any questions, comments, or even corrections, e-mail us at PLEASE READ: Shane, Mickey, Cal and Ivan are NOT medical professionals. DO NOT USE the information presented in this podcast to aid in your own personal health or medicinal benefit. This is a light-hearted podcast that should not be taken with the same seriousness as your own personal health. A special thanks to Kelly Kerr for creating the music used in the intro and outro. Additional music and sound by Fesliyan Studios. See for privacy information.
27 min
Pop Culture Potpourri | Lets Pharmonize
The experts on drugs in pop culture return for another foray into the fictional. In this special episode Justin, Shane, Mickey and Cal join together to discuss several different drugs and medical items from different movies or video games. Today we're discussing Lord of the Rings, Dredd, and Resident Evil. This is NOT your physician's podcast. Hosts Shane Garrettson and Cal Vandergrift dive into the pharmacy world with fun, interesting, and downright weird topics! Tune in for NEW episodes, available on Spotify, Apple, Anchor, and more! Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages at Let's Pharmonize to view videos and images relevant to every episode! If you have any questions, comments, or even corrections, e-mail us at PLEASE READ: Shane, Mickey, Cal and Justin are NOT medical professionals. DO NOT USE the information presented in this podcast to aid in your own personal health or medicinal benefit. This is a light-hearted podcast that should not be taken with the same seriousness as your own personal health. A special thanks to Kelly Kerr for creating the music used in the intro and outro. See for privacy information.
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From ACPHS to Baudax Bio | Occupation Station
Joe Medicis worked his way up from the ground floor pharmacy stock room of Upstate Medical University as he embarked on a path that would continue to take him ever upward.  That’s just one part of the story of this Class of ‘91 ACPHS grad on his journey to becoming vice president of medical affairs at Baudax Bio.  In this episode of Occupation Station, Joe talks about his early plans of becoming a pharmacist and how his education at ACPHS helped prepare him for the many new directions his career would take.   Now Joe works with some of the top scientists around the world.  It’s exciting work that comes with the responsibility of helping to provide factual information on medicines that go on to improve thousands of lives.  Joe has great advice for current students on how to shape their best careers.  He explains how being open minded is good for students and good for the profession of pharmacy. About Baudax Bio:  Baudax Bio is a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative products for patients in acute care settings. We are committed to bringing clinically meaningful therapeutic options to patients, health care providers, and payers, such as ANJESO® (meloxicam) injection, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in February 2020. ANJESO is indicated for use in adults for the management of moderate to severe pain, alone or in combination with non-NSAID analgesics.  See for privacy information.
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Getting Into Action with Dr. Lisette Alba | STO...
We all have a story that brings us to where we are right now and in today’s episode, we will get to hear the story of Dr. Lisette Alba, a Pharmacist, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Yoga Instructor, a wife and a mother. After coping with her own health challenges with autoimmune disease, she found her calling to empower other women to change their mindset and regain control of their life and health by using a holistic approach. To connect with her, check the links below Website link: Social media links: “Keep learning and keep sharing” Maximize time as much as you can Committing to something and starting into somewhere Go back to basics. Simplify things. How investing in your health creates a positive impact not just to you but also to the people around you See for privacy information.
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Demystifying the use of AI in Pharmacy | Pharma...
How the use and training of AI-based medication management will impact hospital pharmacy. IBM® Micromedex® with Watson™ combines evidence-based drug content with advanced AI search capabilities to deliver rapid, reliable answers at the point of care. Improve care experiences and efficiency with insights into drug selection, dosing, toxicology and IV compatibility – accessible from your EHR, computer or mobile device. Primer, 101 for AI in Pharmacy – terminology, examples in med use process Augmented intelligence vs. Artificial intelligence, leveraging the strengths of computers and clinicians together to obtain improved outcomes for patients Why should you know this area? Domain expert and contribute as a translator, clinical voice in the room Hierarchy of AI from AI to Deep Learning Critical components of high-fidelity AI – volume of data, algorithms-built w/out confirmational bias, recurring opportunities for evolution, training the models, et. Can we include a call out to Micromedex with Watson as a specific type of AI/Use Case in everyday clinical practice?  Guests:  Whitley Yi, PharmD, BCPS, Digital Health, Pharmacy Specialist at Well and Co-Founder of AI Collective Scott Nelson, PharmD, MS, CPHIMS, FAMIA, Program Director, MS Applied Clinical Informatics (MSACI), Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics, Assistant Clinical Director, HealthIT, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Arti Bhavsar, PharmD, Clinical Program Director, IBM Watson Health See for privacy information.
52 min
A New Standard in Healthcare Purchasing - EzriR...
David Berkowitz, PharmD interviews the founder of EzriRx, Ezriel Green. Ezriel is a brilliant innovator of the healthcare purchasing sector.   The EzriRx mission is to revolutionize the process of buying pharmaceuticals. EzriRx believes the way to drive the pharmaceutical industry forward is by leveraging the latest technology. They work hard to provide innovative tools on our platform so that independent pharmacies have access the best prices on pharmaceuticals. Founded in 2017, Lakewood-based EzriRx has signed up over 2,500 independent pharmacies nationwide.  EzriRx has over 15 employees, including developers and designers who work remotely, some as far away as India and Vietnam. And sales are on pace to grow more than 200 percent this year, Green said. Innovation is key.  See for privacy information.
45 min
Building a Productive Team at your Community Ph...
Steve Maki RPh at Spruce Mountain Pharmacy Spruce Mountain Pharmacy is located in the beautiful rural country side in the town of, Jay, Maine.  Coming in at about 2000 square feet it would appear, to the casual observer to be pretty typical of an independent community pharmacy.  But, what owner Steve Maki, PharmD is doing with his team is far from typical.  In this episode of PharmacyCrossRoads Maki share his philosophy and some practical ideas on how to turn is staff into a well-oiled healthcare and customer service team.  Two years ago, Maki moved his pharmacy into a new, more spacious and more effectively laid out facility and brought in some new technology.  Supporting the move and adopting the new technology was a BIG ask for his staff.  But by listening, taking advice and delegating tasks things worked out well.   As a special bonus Maki has offered up to PharmacyCrossRoads listeners a copy of his 3-page task list.  The list shows the key performance indicators (KPI’s) for each of the nine major job categories assigned to team members.  While the specific KPI metrics the list includes may not be right for your pharmacy, it is felt that at least seeing how the list is laid out and seeing specific numbers allotted to each task may be helpful.  For a free copy of the list email me at:  Thank you to Compliant Pharmacy Alliance & RxSafe for supporting this podcast episode and the Pharmacy Podcast Network.  See for privacy information.
32 min
Diabetes, Drugs, and Diet: Collaborations Betwe...
On our inaugural show we chat with, Lyndi Wieand, Weis Markets In-Store Registered Dietitian about her role in DSMES. Diet is a significant portion of diabetes management that is unfortunately sometimes overlooked. An article recently published in 2018, Diabetes and Diet: A Patient and Dietitian's Perspective, discusses the challenges that Type 2 Diabetes patients face when trying to lose weight, especially while taking insulin therapy. The dietitian plays a vital role in the management of carbohydrate awareness while concurrently minimizing the risk of hypoglycemia. Because of this, utilizing the dietitian in DSMES classes can have a positive impact on patients' health.  Isabelle Litvak, PharmD & Rachel Hay, PharmD are the new hosts of season 2 of Beyond the Sig for the DSMES Podcast Series powered by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. The podcast’s goal is to bring awareness to Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support and how individuals like you play a role in educating both patients and health care practitioners. Today we discussed the DSMES classes from the dietitian's perspective. We hear about Lyndi's DSMES successes, challenges, and personal stories overcoming patient barriers during her three-year experience.Reference Articles:'s guest is Lyndi Wieand, MHSc, RDN, LDN. Lyndi graduated from the University of Vermont in 2016 with a B.S. in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science, then completed her Dietetic Internship at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA in 2018. She passed her Registered Dietitian credentialing exam in June 2018 and was hired at Weis Markets as an In-Store Registered Dietitian in August of that year.Lyndi covers the Lehigh Valley regional area, but primarily work in the Allentown and Schnecksville stores. In May 2021, she  graduated with her Master of Health Sciences degree from Cedar Crest College and volunteers as a preceptor for the Cedar Crest Dietetic Internship, volunteer with the Bethlehem YWCA Diabetes Coalition, and is a Certified Group Lifestyle Balance Coach for the Diabetes Prevention Program. Lyndi also serves as the President of the Lehigh Valley Dietetic Association.Lyndi Wieand, MHSc, RDN, LDNLehigh Valley In-Store DietitianWeis Markets, Inc.Our hosts: Dr. Isabelle Litvak, PharmD is a 2021 graduate from St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Litvak is currently pursuing a PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency with Weis Markets and Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy where she participates in collaborative care in both the community and ambulatory care setting, caring for patients with chronic diseases like diabetes.Dr. Rachel Hay PharmD is a PGY-1 community pharmacy resident at Duquesne University and the Center for Pharmacy Care. She is a recent 2021 PharmD graduate from the University of Michigan. Rachel is passionate about diabetes management and education, especially in underserved populations. See for privacy information.
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Dramatic Increases in CLIA Certificates of Waiv...
Dramatic Increases in CLIA Certificates of Waiver Demonstrate New Trend in Pharmacy Service. New research shows that consumer demand for COVID-19 testing has driven pharmacies to become nation’s second-largest provider of CLIA-waived tests CLIA Waivers Background: The U.S. Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) enabled greater access to simple, low-risk (CLIA-waived) tests by allowing their use in facilities such as pharmacies, long-term-care facilities, and physician offices. To administer CLIA-waived tests, these facilities must obtain a CLIA certificate of waiver from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Guests: Don Klepser, PhD, MBA, and Mike Klepser, PharmD, FCCP, recently published in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, showing that pharmacies are now the nation's second-largest provider of CLIA-waived tests by the total number of locations, trailing only physician offices.  Jason Ausili, FDS Amplicare’s Chief Clinical Officer, is available for media interviews about how community pharmacies can build a Point-of-Care Testing practice during this unprecedented time. Administrative barriers have been relaxed and both the CLIA waiver application and the Provider Transaction Access Number (PTAN) processes have been expedited to help clear the path for those interested. Challenges: The number of pharmacies with CLIA certificates of waiver jumped 45% to 15,671 from 2015 to 2020. Most of the growth occurred between 2019 and 2020, suggesting that surging consumer demand for COVID-19 diagnostic testing was behind the surge in CLIA certificates of waiver. Solutions: Pharmacies must embrace the opportunity to further entrench themselves as hubs of healthcare in their communities. Pharmacies must adopt the operational tools, training and software solutions needed to seamlessly bill payers for CLIA-waived tests, in addition to the patient communication platforms to support engagement. The COVID-19 pandemic has recently focused a spotlight on CLIA-waived diagnostic testing, as the lack of a vaccine or effective treatment in the early days of the pandemic left diagnostic testing as one of the only tools to control the virus’ spread. To meet this increased patient demand for diagnostic testing, the federal government authorized licensed pharmacists to order and administer authorized COVID-19 tests, attributing the decision to the close relationship pharmacists have with patients and healthcare providers as well as the convenient proximity of pharmacies to most Americans. About FDS Amplicare - FDS Amplicare strengthens the health of pharmacies and their patients. We empower community pharmacies to build the clinically-focused New Era Pharmacy, enabling their business to thrive now and successfully transition to a community and population health provider through data insights, purpose-built technology solutions, and clinical services enablement.Omnicell recently announced its intention to acquire FDS. Read more about FDS Amplicare at and   See for privacy information.
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End The Stigma: The Talk with Dr. Lisa Zielbaue...
As we celebrate the Mental Health month this May, we have Dr. Lisa Zielbauer or Dr. Z, a graduate of Doctorate of Pharmacy from Midwestern University in Illinois. In today’s episode, she will share her story as someone who was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Let’s hear her insights about one of her life goals which is decreasing the stigma of mental illness particularly within the healthcare practitioner community. To connect with her, check her on Instagram @themindfulfarmacist and to know more about her business, check her socials @rootcauserx “The more people that shares, the less stigma we’ll have” How volunteering serves as a life saver during her darkest moments You don’t need to justify yourself to the society Helping people through the use of Functional Medicine Open communication plays a big role See for privacy information.
48 min
Live Everyday with a Powerful Sense of Purpose ...
Have you ever asked yourself about your purpose in life? They said if you know your purpose and you know yourself on a much deeper level, creating the idea of having an impact on other people becomes much easier. Today, we sit down with Cory Ruson, a purpose guide, purpose and life researcher, and human design integrator. She’s passionate about helping female entrepreneurs trust themselves and live every day with a powerful sense of purpose. In this episode, get to learn more about yourself and your purpose development journey! To connect with Cory, you can reach her through her Instagram account @coryarusin or you can visit her website  See for privacy information.
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Partnering with the Right Specialty Pharmacy PB...
PBMs Must Focus on Quality Patient Care First & Lowering Costs Second, in specialty pharmacy this is more important than ever before.  Though PBMs are most known for the influence they have on prescription drug costs, some firms are increasingly focused on offering high-touch condition management services that give them a more active role in patient care. A special partnership between Ascella Health and Appro-Rx will build upon this philosophy.   “AscellaHealth focuses on maximizing the care of patients and the financial performance of healthcare systems. We take a customized approach for each entity, tailoring our programs and services to their specific needs in order to ensure that institutions generate income and provide high-touch clinical value through our proven cost management strategies.”  Special Guest:  Michael J. Baldzicki, CRCM Executive Vice President, Growth & Strategy Office: 877.389.9040 About AscellaHealth:  AscellaHealth is a global Specialty Pharmacy and Healthcare services organization serving payers, providers, life sciences and patients, offering a comprehensive portfolio of customized, tech-enabled specialty pharmaceutical and medical management services. An Inc. 5000 2021 winner, AscellaHealth’s unique, patient-centric approach is built upon proprietary technology processes for innovative programs and services optimizing health outcomes and quality of life for patients with complex chronic conditions or rare diseases that require specialty medications and/or gene and cell therapies. Visit About Appro-Rx: Appro-Rx, a national prescription benefit management company located in Waynesville, Ohio, recently partnered with the Pharmacy Podcast Network to launch the More-On PBM’s podcast. Hosted by CEO, Kyle Fields, this podcast digs into the dark corners of the unregulated PBM business practices and sets the record straight.  Visit:  See for privacy information.
34 min
Changing Your Life as a Pharmacist | Dr. Jamie ...
Jamie grew up in a small town in Wyoming where she got her start in pharmacy working at the local City Drug. She attended the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy for her Doctor of Pharmacy. For 10 years post-graduation Jamie worked in community pharmacy while having and raising her 4 little boys. However, a young family and community pharmacy work schedules are not highly compatible, so in 2020 Jamie created her own job for herself that better suits her talents, her passions, and her family’s busy schedule. She abruptly jumped out of retail and into the world of entrepreneurship and has found her true calling in life. She is the founder & CEO of Arches Health, LLC, and serves there as a precision medicine consultant pharmacist focusing on pharmacogenomics. After getting her practice up and running she turned around and began promoting and empowering pharmacists to champion PGx and create their own consulting practices through her PGx Consulting Confidence Academy. Dr. Wilkey is a member of CPIC as well as the nonprofit organization GTMR. See for privacy information.
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Content Development Maven Tony Guerra, PharmD |...
In 2016, Tony Guerra PharmD joined the Pharmacy Podcast Network and has been an incredible content development maven & our senior podcast host of the Pharmacy Podcast Network. Tony Guerra is the host of the Pharmacy Residency Podcast.Tony helps students edit and revise Pharmacy Residency Letters of Intent one-one-one while giving year-round advice on residency applications and interviews. His TonyPharmD YouTube channel has 28,500 followers and more than 14 million downloads.  He is the author of over twenty books on subjects from pharmacy residency, careers, and pharmacology including the best-selling Memorizing Pharmacology: A Relaxed Approach. He graduated from Iowa State University with a BA in English and M.HCI. in Human-Computer Interaction and the University of Maryland with his PharmD. You can find his courses at  Thank you Tony for everything you have done as a leader in pharmacy.  The PPN greatly appreciates you.       Sincerely, Todd Eury CEO of the PPN See for privacy information.
52 min
Optimizing Care for People Living with HIV: Bey...
Optimizing Care for People Living with HIV: Beyond Typical Risk Factors for Weight Gain | PTCE Connect Educational Objectives Describe recent data surrounding weight gain among people living with HIV (PLWH) who are on antiretroviral therapy Recognize the role of the pharmacist in the care of PLWH Continuing the Conversation – Individualizing the Management of HIV: A Focus on Weight Gain Introduction of faculty, affiliations, and disclosures Dr. David Koren, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, AAHIVP, Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Infectious Diseases at the Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dr. Koren has the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose: Advisory Boards: Gilead, Thera, and ViiV Independent consulting: AbbVie and Thera Accreditation and support statement PTCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 0.5 credit hours of knowledge-based credit. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP. Access PTCE here: See for privacy information.
28 min
Expanding PGx Education Programs | PGX for Phar...
Implementing Pharmacogenomics into the Education of the PharmD  How do interested faculty start a program for PGx education at their own school? Today’s episode builds on the experiences of David Hurley in developing a PGx program at the Gatton College of Pharmacy. His training provides ALL first year students with free PGx testing coordinated with Biochemistry coursework. As we will discuss, making a workable program starts with discovering what PGx resources are available at your institution. Careful understanding of faculty and student abilities and needs are the foundation for making PGx education successful. Our guest today, Dr. David Hurley, has democratized Pharmacogenomics education for his first year PharmD students. As a Biochemistry professor at the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University, Dave immerses pharmacy students with PGx training and free testing in their first semester of the curriculum. In two previous episodes, we’ve discussed how he accomplished this task and his surveys of student attitudes and interest. Today’s episode will provide some of the lessons Dave learned about how to implement PGx education that might be useful for those of you who are starting your own program. David L Hurley, PhD Professor, Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy  20 Best Genomics Podcasts of 2021  Thank you RxSafe for sponsoring this episode See for privacy information.
27 min
Children & COVID 19 Vaccines | The Pediatric Ph...
We launch the first podcast episode of the Pediatric Pharmacist Review, with our host Dr. Allison Chung, PharmD & Pediatric Critical Care Pharmacist, BCPPS Certified at University of South Alabama Health.  Guest: Dr. Benjamin Estrada Topic: COVID 19 vaccines in pediatrics:  How the different COVID vaccines work. Current information and research on the vaccine’s safety and efficacy in pediatric patients. Has it been tested to the same extent that other vaccines are tested on children? Will the COVID vaccine recommendations include patients younger than 14? When do we think this will happen? What do you say to people who understand that younger patients are less likely to get COVID and less severe symptoms so therefore do not want their children to receive the vaccine? Long term affects of the COVID vaccine on children. Any potential for autism or infertility? Risk vs benefit of COVID vaccine vs getting COVID in children. Many people feel the risk of getting the vaccine is worse because the risk for COVID in children is less and severity of COVID symptoms are less than adults. Suggestions for how pharmacists can encourage vaccination in the pediatric population. At the F.D.A.’s urging, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are expanding their trials for children 5 to 11. NYT: At the urging of federal regulators, two coronavirus vaccine makers are expanding the size of their clinical trials for children ages 5 to 11 — a precautionary measure designed to detect rare side effects including heart inflammation problems that turned up in vaccinated people younger than 30. President Biden promised at a meeting in Ohio last week that emergency clearance for pediatric vaccines would come “soon,” but the White House has not been specific on the timeline. It was unclear whether expanding the studies will affect when vaccines could be authorized for children. The Food and Drug Administration has indicated to Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna that the size and scope of their pediatric studies, as initially envisioned, were inadequate to detect rare side effects. Those include myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, and pericarditis, inflammation of the lining around the heart, multiple people familiar with the trials said. Questions about vaccinating children — including those under 12 — are of huge interest to parents and teachers. Regulators will be required to balance potential side effects of coronavirus vaccination against the risks of Covid-19. See for privacy information.
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Pharmacist’s Impact on Ending Asian Hate | Tran...
The horrific story of a gunman killing eight people at three Atlanta-area spas earlier this year; six of the victims were women of Asian descent, sparking fears among advocacy groups that the killings may have been racially motivated. Anti-Asian hate crimes have spiked 150 percent since the pandemic began, according to a recent study. Suspect charged with killing 8 in Atlanta-area shootings that targeted Asian-run spas People of Asian descent have been living in the United States for more than 160 years, and have long been the target of bigotry. Transforming the Nation tackles this sociological & community issue head on. It's up to us to End Asian Hate.  Our special guests:   Shin-Yu Lee, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP -; Bonnie Hui-Callahan, PharmD, CDCES -; Free compiled list of resources for AAPI community and allies:  The Clinician-Leader:; LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook  Additional Resources:  NEJM - Practical Guide for Combating Anti-Asian Sentiment - - tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harrasment, and discrimination against AAPI - demographic data and policy research on AAPI - Asian Health Institute See for privacy information.
47 min
A New Procurement Model of Brand Name Drugs | R...
Transforming Pharmaceutical Obsolescence into Opportunity RxRise is a revolutionary marketplace platform that lists pharmaceutical manufacturers short-dated and surplus stock directly to pharmacies. Bringing together today’s leaders in the worlds of healthcare and pharmaceuticals. We are hyper aware of the impact that short-dated and surplus drugs have on our industry and our planet. It’s not good for business, the environment or society. That’s why we’ve pooled our knowledge in healthcare and technology to find an innovative solution that could check all the boxes. In other words, help both manufacturers and pharmacies do good and make an impact.  Our guest, Adam Gladieux Founder and CEO at RxRise, joined Todd Eury at Pharmacy Podcast Network Studios HQ in Hiller Pennsylvania, approximately 45 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA.   See for privacy information.
18 min
The RxBLU Difference | RxBLU CloudCast
Pharmacy: El Tejon Pharmacy Frazier Park Interviewee: Ty Stout, PharmD., Pharmacist in Charge  Ty purchased an Eyeconn pill counter before consulting with the RxBLU team and they quickly created a bi-directional interface for the technology.  Script Pro charges thousands of dollars for easy & quick enhancements and reports, but RxBLU does not. Ty is a young advocate of Independent pharmacy and he is on the board with PFOA Buying Group.  The el Tejon Pharmacies have served Bakersfield and Kern County since 1928. Their team leverages over 80 years of combined experience to meet the health and wellness needs of their communities. About RxBLU:  Based in Southern California, Cypress Software, Inc. is a team of developers, pharmacists and pharmacy owners with more than a century of combined industry experience. This diverse team created RxBLU™ because they wanted to make a real difference for hardworking pharmacists and their staff. By providing software that is built upon the pharmacy operator's ideas, the RxBLU developers make it easy for their clients to serve their patients no matter the circumstances. When it comes to pharmacy software, too much of it is outdated except for changes required by law. It makes it possible for you to get by, but there’s no reason to settle for that. Instead, choose to become a leader with our cutting-edge software. Thanks to its innovative and customizable nature, our software can help in a diverse array of applications while performing consistently and securely.  See for privacy information.
40 min
Pharmacist & Physician Opioid Collaborative | P...
From a published journal article from the American Journal of Health System Pharmacy, the data highlights the impact of a pharmacist directed pain management treatment plan within institutional opioid use. The report noted that with the pharmacist lead treatment there was improved patient satisfaction scores and indirect cost savings. Despite decreased opioid use, available patient satisfaction data suggested ongoing improvement in associated with pharmacist designed pain management plans. Today we continue to build upon the podcast series called: Pharmacists & Physicians Working Together for Responsible Opioid Usage Special guest: William Amarquaye, PharmD Clinical Pharmacist at Florida Regional Hospital Impact of a pharmacist-directed pain management service on inpatient opioid use, pain control, and patient safety The CDC Opioid Guideline: Proponent Interpretation Has Led to Misinformation Quantifying the Epidemic of Prescription Opioid Overdose Deaths CDC's Efforts to Quantify Prescription Opioid Overdose Deaths Fall Short An Examination of State and Federal Opioid Analgesic and Continuing Education Policies: 2016–2018 CDC Advises Against Misapplication of the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain  This episode is sponsored by the Ultiguard Safe Pack. UltiGuard Safe Pack is the only pen needle product that comes with an all-in-one sharps container. Learn more about why UltiGuard Safe Pack is the best choice for your patients and your pharmacy.,  Learn more about the UltiGuard Safe Pack: #PROPRx See for privacy information.
45 min
Advancing Healthcare Leadership - Holding Space...
Hillary Blackburn, PharmD, MBA Dr. Blackburn is a clinically and business trained pharmacist who's been practicing for almost a decade in a variety of healthcare settings. She has experience in healthcare strategy, business development, formulary development and management, consulting, and establishing successful medication access programs. In her current role, she serves as the Director of Pharmaceutical Services at Dispensary of Hope, a national non-profit medication distributor hosted by Ascension where she oversees the formulary, leads research initiatives, and manages the network of strategic advisors on Dispensary of Hope's Pharmacy Advisory Council. Dr. Blackburn was selected to serve in a national leadership position on the American Pharmacists Association's (APhA) - APPM Executive Committee for 2021-2022. Additionally, she serves as Co-Chair for the Advocacy Committee for APhA's Care of the Underserved Special Interest Group and as a member of the Membership Engagement and Legislative and Policy committees for the Tennessee Pharmacist Association. Dr. Blackburn also precepts Belmont University College of Pharmacy student pharmacists and serves on the Dean's External Advisory Committee. Dr. Blackburn is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Hillary is passionate about promoting the pharmacy profession and delivering expert patient care which led her to found the Pharmacy Advisory Group which provides pharmacy expertise in consulting and education. Her popular podcast, Talk to Your Pharmacist, has over 170 episodes highlighting successful pharmacy leaders and sharing about current healthcare trends. In 2012, Hillary returned to her Tennessee roots and met her wonderful husband, Chad, in Nashville where she enjoys staying involved in her community through volunteering, living an active lifestyle, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and welcoming their baby girl in August 2020. In October 2020, she released her first book titled How Pharmacists Lead: Answers from Women Who Are Leading, Succeeding, and Impacting Pharmacy which is available on Amazon here. SOCIALS: Founder & Podcast Host, Talk to Your Pharmacist Author, How Pharmacists Lead Instagram@TalktoYourPharmacist; Twitter@HillBlackburn; Facebook  See for privacy information.
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On this episode of the PAIN POD, Mark Pain Guy Garofoli will take you on a journey of a pain guy in pain, and just what our patients hear from us as healthcare professionals, and what the healthcare system experience can be like when not being the one wearing the stethoscope, and rather being the patient in pain. Can anyone imagine being dropped off at the ER by your Wife and toddler on Friday the 13th during a pandemic to only begin a 3 month long excruciating journey of pain? Pain Guy Garofoli can tell you all about it, and provide a few clinical pearls to improve patient care along the way! This is not a campfire conversation, but you can feel free to download and listen while camping, swimming, biking, walking, or however, you’d like, just be forewarned that Mark will not be sparing any painful details. You’re welcome and he’s sorry, all at once! COVID & NSAIDs Info Jeong HE, et al. Association between NSAIDs use and adverse clinical outcomes among adults hospitalized with COVID-19 in South Korea: A nationwide study. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 27. NSAID COX-1 & COX-2 Studies Feldman, M, et al. Do Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitors Provide Benefits Similar to Those of Traditional Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, with Less Gastrointestinal Toxicity. Ann Intern Med. 2000; 132: 134-143 Herndon, C. et al. Management of Chronic Nonmalignant Pain with Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs. Pharmacotherapy. 2008; 28 (6): 788-805. Masso Gonzalez EL, et al. Variability among nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Arthritis Rheum 2010; 62: 1592-601. See for privacy information.
27 min
USP 800: Budgeting for People, Place & Practices
USP 800: Budgeting for the Build  We all know that the adoption of USP 800 has been banging around for what seems like ages. I have been talking to people like Bryan about it for over a year. Bryan and I specifically have been discussing the budgeting issues and misconceptions there are regarding upgrading to USP 800, so I was particularly excited to do this podcast. I think it’s a really important issue and I believe that 503A really need to start moving towards USP 800 compliance but need a realistic idea of the process and what that is going to cost them.  In addition to our conversation about t the budgeting issues I think one of my biggest takeaways was the need to work as a  unified team and have an experienced team leader. Support the show ( See for privacy information.
36 min
HIMSS 2021 Review | Be the Change
Dr. Christina Madison, the Public Health Pharmacist and Todd Eury, CEO of the Pharmacy Podcast Network attended the HIMSS conference in Las Vegas and had the opportunity to interview several dynamic companies focused on healthcare information technology & it’s impact on better patient care.  HIMSS is the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, which is a global advisor, thought leader and member association committed to transforming the health ecosystem. The HIMSS 2021 Global Conference was attended by more than 20,000 participants and offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, research and analytics to advise leaders and influencers on best practices in modern healthcare delivery. Special guests:  Robert Cohen  Jay Sultan Collin Banas Tina Moen  Casey Pittolk & Mike Vidmar Nick Potts  Michelle Trombetta  See for privacy information.
67 min
HISTORY- The Pharmacopoeia | Lets Pharmonize
The Pharmacopoeia, oft taken for granted, has been through many major changes over the past few centuries. Mickey Ferguson takes us back to the ancient origins of what we now know as the pharmacopoeia. This is NOT your physician's podcast. Hosts Shane Garrettson and Cal Vandergrift dive into the pharmacy world with fun, interesting, and downright weird topics! Tune in for NEW episodes, available on Spotify, Apple, Anchor, and more! Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages at Let's Pharmonize to view videos and images relevant to every episode! If you have any questions, comments, or even corrections, e-mail us at PLEASE READ: Shane, Mickey, and Cal are NOT medical professionals. DO NOT USE the information presented in this podcast to aid in your own personal health or medicinal benefit. This is a light-hearted podcast that should not be taken with the same seriousness as your own personal health. A special thanks to Kelly Kerr for creating the music used in the intro and outro. Additional music and sound by Fesliyan Studios. See for privacy information.
18 min
Innovative Roles of Pharmacy Technicians | OnSc...
In this episode of On Script, Jeremy and special guest co-host, Lyndsey McDonald, Director of Retail Pharmacy Relationships at NHA, have a discussion with Raymond McCall, Chief Strategy Officer for Medly Pharmacy.  Raymond discusses Medly’s unique business model, merging technology and pharmacy practice to deliver innovative patient care, and how they leverage pharmacy technicians as one of their foundational cornerstones to deliver the best possible customer service.  Additionally, Raymond shares a little bit about Medly’s ambitious growth aspirations to serve patients all across the US, and the importance of staffing highly trained pharmacy technicians and giving them opportunities to grow professionally within the Medly organization.  If you’re a pharmacy professional looking for new opportunities to join an innovative company, be sure to check their Careers page often as Medly rapidly expands to new markets near you.  You don’t want to miss this episode! See for privacy information.
32 min
Get Ready for Data-Driven Medication Management...
Pharmacy dashboards are no longer enough. To manage organizational complexity and make better informed decisions, pharmacy leaders need dynamic intelligence tools. Learn how emerging technologies, including predictive and prescriptive analytics, can take medication management to the next level. Guests:                      Jennifer Tryon, PharmD, MS, FASHP, Associate Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Health Allen Flynn, PharmD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Learning Health Science, University of Michigan Medical School Host:                          Ken Perez, Vice President, Healthcare Policy and Government Affairs, Omnicell See for privacy information.
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Henry Agyeman PharmD., BSc | PharmGradWishList ...
Caroline L. Ko, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, co-founder of the PharmGradWishList interviews Henry Agyeman PharmD., BSc.  Dr. Agyeman grew up in Ghana and moved to the US to pursue an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from VCU. His desire to help people led him to pursue the pharmacy profession. He just graduated from the University of Cincinnati with his PharmD degree and will be relocating from Ohio to Virginia to begin a PGY1 residency with VCU and Publix. The #PharmGradWishlist community will be raising funds to help with his moving costs and licensing fees as he will be required to be licensed in both Virginia and Florida for his residency. He aspires to be an accessible community health professional to provide optimal medication therapy and care for his patients.  Henry Agyeman moving fund #PharmGradwishlist  Dr. Agyeman is thankful for the generous support of the pharmacy community to help him into the next stage of his career. He is being sponsored by the #PharmGradWishList movement (@PharmWishList) to get the word out about his support.  See for privacy information.
19 min
POP CULTURE: Fear Street | Lets Pharmonize
Description: Horror movies haven't been known for their meticulous research into physiology and pharmacology. However, the effects of the events in Fear Street: Part 1 - 1994 may surprise you. In this episode we'll discuss, antiarrhythmics, opioids, and epipens, and what happens when you have the ultimate pharmacy cocktail.   This is NOT your physician's podcast. Hosts Shane Garrettson and Cal Vandergrift dive into the pharmacy world with fun, interesting, and downright weird topics! Tune in for NEW episodes, available on Spotify, Apple, Anchor, and more! Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages at Let's Pharmonize to view videos and images relevant to every episode! If you have any questions, comments, or even corrections, e-mail us at PLEASE READ: Shane, Kelly and Cal are NOT medical professionals. DO NOT USE the information presented in this podcast to aid in your own personal health or medicinal benefit. This is a light-hearted podcast that should not be taken with the same seriousness as your own personal health. A special thanks to Kelly Kerr for creating the music used in the intro and outro. Additional music and sound by Fesliyan Studios. This episode is sponsored by the Ultiguard Safe Pack. UltiGuard Safe Pack is the only pen needle product that comes with an all-in-one sharps container. Learn more about why UltiGuard Safe Pack is the best choice for your patients and your pharmacy.,  Learn more about the UltiGuard Safe Pack: See for privacy information.
39 min
ASHP on CMS Pass Through Funding | PolitalkRx
Tom Kraus VP, Government Relations at ASHP  CMS pass through funding What is pass through funding for residency programs and why is it so important? On March 29th the US District Court of South Carolina granted MUSC Health’s motion for summary judgment again HHS for their disallowance of PGY1 residency costs.  Can you provide some details/background on this case?  What was the guidance that CMS was failing to provide? Can speak about ASHP’s work with CMS to make the guidance more apparent to other programs moving forward? What will be the downstream effect of this case on residency programs in the future? Can you break down the practice for our listeners? What are the concerns with white bagging? What are the steps being taken at the state and federal level to take action to the concerns related to white bagging? Co-signing letter to the FDA Leveraging PELA and SPPL; can you explain? Partnership with AHA Provider status Can you talk about the work ASHP has done to ensure that pharmacists can provide Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)? At the end of April the US House and Senate introduced the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act.  A similar bill has been submitted for the past couple of years.  Can you walk us through the history of this bill? What it would allow pharmacists to do? Why it is so important for the Country?  Statistics? This bill continues to have bipartisan support.  What do we need to do as pharmacists to finally get this passed? COVID-19 and its effect on provider status and Advocacy Since the start of COVID-19 we’ve seen congress put forth bills and amendments that outline the healthcare response to the pandemic.  One such amendment to the PREP Act outlined that “any physician, advanced practice registered nurse, registered nurse, or practical nurse” who had a license within the last 5 years could participate in the vaccination effort, even if the license was inactive.  Pharmacists were left out of this amendment originally.  I believe that has since been updated, but what is it that we need to be doing as individuals within the profession to help government officials to understand the worth of pharmacists and consider them as a primary focus in any further legislation? See for privacy information.
44 min
Good Things Happening in Pharmacy | Pharmacy Cr...
Good things are happening in pharmacy.  That is the core message of this podcast.  Becky Snead and Garth Reynolds discuss how the scope of practice is expanding as more pharmacists are being granted provider status and the authority to diagnose and prescribe for common ailments.  Reynolds explains that Illinois has recently passed legislation allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control pills.  Snead shares how many states now allow pharmacist to test-&-treat for ailments such as strep throat, flu and, COVID.   On the PBM front Reynolds explains that legislative and judicial wins are helping to reign in big PBM abuses.  More work needs to be done and both guests make their case for how and why more pharmacists should join and become more active in their state pharmacist association.   Bruce Kneeland welcomes Rebecca (Becky) Snead, EVP & CEO, The National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) and Garth Reynolds, Executive Director, Illinois Pharmacists Association See for privacy information.
41 min
Explore an Immersive Glimpse into the Future of...
The Future of Pharmacy: The future of pharmacy is being disrupted & we see the creation of transformative opportunities but with great challenges. How will the future of pharmacy take shape? As innovations in life sciences and new technology disrupt the health care value chain, consumers are increasingly focused on well-being, demanding greater health care access, convenience, and customized products. In this environment, exciting opportunities emerge for pharmacists to evolve and expand their role. George Van Antwerp Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP George Van Antwerp is a leader in Deloitte Consulting’s Health Plan and Pharmacy practice where he works with clients on insights and analysis to improve their competitive positioning. Prior to joining Deloitte, George worked with inVentiv Health in their Medical Management business, and he led the pharmacy business for Silverlink Communications.  George also worked at Express Scripts where he focused on their consumer engagement solutions.  George holds an MBA and MA from Washington University in St. Louis and received his BS from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Discussion references: Community-Based Pharmacy Practice Innovation and the Role of the Community-Based Pharmacist Practitioner in the United States Medical at Home: A Game-changing Opportunity for Long-Term Care With 10,000 Americans aging into Medicare daily, some pharmacies have grown their market share by offering medical-at-home services to keep patients who might otherwise be in a nursing home in the familiarity of their homes longer. Thank you RxSafe for sponsoring this episode! See for privacy information.
34 min
Better Utilization of the Pharmacist's Expertis...
How can we leverage pharmacists to help patients transition better and also allow the providers use the expertise of pharmacists? According to the peer review journal JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association), to improve care when patients transition from a facility such as a hospital to their home, Medicare started reimbursing for what is called the Transition of Care in 2013. It still has a low adoption because the reimbursement is not as high and also takes resources such as staffing.  Link to article mentioned:  Dr. Chinki Bhatia completed her Master of Pharmacy from University of Sydney with a specialization in in-vitro fertilization. She was then awarded a scholarship from the University of Florida to complete her Ph.D. in Neuroscience. She acquired her Ph.D. while working on multiple projects and writing her dissertation on the role of cannabinoids in short-term memory. After seeing a need for personalized medicine, Dr. Bhatia added a pharmacogenomics certification to her educational resume in 2020. She Co-Founded her company Core Care Rx where she provides pharmacogenomics consultations, value based care services such as chronic care management along with Ayurvedic wellness consultations. She also serves as a preceptor to pharmacy students in Pharmacogenomics.  Dipal Soni, PharmD, BCACP attended Ernest Mario School Of Pharmacy, Rutgers University and graduated with highest distinction. She pursued one year of pharmacy practice residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in NJ. During this time she worked alongside physicians in ambulatory clinics where she managed complex medications. Dr.Soni is a board certified ambulatory care pharmacist with major focus on transitions of care and counseling patents. Dr. Soni provided evidence driven recommendations and optimized pharmacotherapy. She was also a speaker in various support groups at the community hospital. Thanks to Rx Safe for sponsoring this episode! See for privacy information.
35 min
Precision Medicine and Advocating for a Pharmac...
Sue Paul is a pharmacist, entrepreneur and small business owner with over 20 years of experience in the industry.After journeying through the traditional pharmacy avenues of retail, nursing home consulting, and hospital, she founded SyneRxgy (pronounced si·nr·jee) Consulting LLC, a concierge pharmacy service that is registered as a Limited Category 2 Pharmacy in the State of Ohio. SyneRxgy assists patients and physicians in managing chronic disease states including medication adjustments and education, implementing and analyzing pharmacogenomic and nutrigenomic testing for patients, and compiling/reviewing current medication lists for patients. She enjoys educating clients on all aspects of medication to empower them to take control of their health. Current worksites include physician offices, employer worksites, and in-home patient visits. In 2018, Sue co-founded PGx101 LLC, along with Dan Krinsky, RPh, MS, which offers pharmacists 20 hours of ACPE approved continuing education and a certificate in Pharmacogenomics (PGx). She has been using PGx in her clinic and with home patients to implement patient-centered medication modification in conjunction with their providers since 2016. Sue is Co-Founder, along with Michelle Fritsch, PharmD, BCP, BCACP of Medipreneurs LLC, an international conference and community for pharmacy entrepreneurs. After a 2020 detour, planning is underway for their 3rd annual conference which will be held in Cincinnati, Oh October 2021. She gets a kick out of empowering other pharmacists to dream about how they would practice if there weren’t any barriers. She is active in local, state and national professional organizations including board member and Vice President of the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation. Recent awards include • 2017 SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Client of the Year Award • 2019 Top 25 Women Pharmacists of the Year according to Talk to Your Pharmacist Pharmacy Advisory Group • 2020 Upsher-Smith Excellence in Innovation Award by the Ohio Pharmacists Association Social Media Handles and Contact Information @PGx101 @Medipreneurs See for privacy information.
40 min
SPOTLIGHT: Human Physiology in Space | Lets Pha...
Space travel is nothing new, but so few people have traveled beyond the reaches of our atmosphere that we still don't really know what happens to the body in space. For decades scientists and researchers have investigated the effects of zero gravity on the heart, eyes, gastrointestinal system, and more. Joined again by Kelly Kerr, our hosts dive in and discuss what we've learned over the past 60 years. This is NOT your physician's podcast. Hosts Shane Garrettson and Cal Vandergrift dive into the pharmacy world with fun, interesting, and downright weird topics! Tune in for NEW episodes, available on Spotify, Apple, Anchor, and more! Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages at Let's Pharmonize to view videos and images relevant to every episode! If you have any questions, comments, or even corrections, e-mail us at PLEASE READ: Shane, Kelly and Cal are NOT medical professionals. DO NOT USE the information presented in this podcast to aid in your own personal health or medicinal benefit. This is a light-hearted podcast that should not be taken with the same seriousness as your own personal health. A special thanks to Kelly Kerr for creating the music used in the intro and outro. Additional music and sound by Fesliyan Studios. See for privacy information.
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COVID-19: Does Medicinal Cannabis Help or Hurt?...
Advances in research have led to increased interest in the properties and potential of cannabis to treat many illnesses that have alluded modern medicine. Now, practitioners and consumers turn their attention to the role that it may play in the treatment of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Special guests: Jason Nelson | Senior Vice President, Horticulture Marion McNabb, DrPH, MPH Founder and President Cannabis Center of Excellence, INC The focus has been on the immune modulation and vascular effects of cannabis.1,2 As with any pharmacological treatment, the effects will depend on patient specifics and the stage of disease. To grasp the current state of research, CRx evaluates the weight of evidence and speaks with experts in the field of medicinal cannabis. When working with medicinal cannabis in the age of COVID-19, it may help to think in wo separate categories: COVID-19 naïve (cannabis use in a population that is not and has no record of having been infected by COVID-19) and acute COVID-19. Can Using Cannabis Make People More Susceptible to COVID-19 Infection? David Bearman, MD, executive vice president of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine and a certified cannabinoid medicine specialist, notes that it’s important to distinguish between adult and medicinal cannabis use. Concerning adult use, Bearman would err on the side of caution and recommends people “take an herbal vacation until they’ve been successfully vaccinated.” If a person is using cannabis to relieve symptoms of a serious illness, such as cancer or epilepsy, Bearman believes it may be beneficial for some patients to continue treatment but makes it clear that “risk assessment for cannabis during the COVID-19 pandemic needs to be made in conjunction with the health care provider on a case-by-case basis.” The intent is to ensure that potential benefits outweigh the risks. Bearman also emphasizes that any inhalation—whether via smoking or vaporizing—increases a person’s risk of COVID-19 because the respiratory route of cannabis increases both sputum and bronchial irritation, making a person more susceptible to infection. Essentially, if cannabis is being used medicinally, clinicians should discuss the immune modulation effects and route of administration with patients. Reference Links: COVID study data will be released in August 2021 when the study is completed Cannabis and COVID Research Event held by COE in Dec 2020 with 6 COVID and Cannabis Researchers Link to sign up If companies are interested in partnering on the Healthcare provider medical cannabis study this year with COE and Medicinal Genomics on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter See for privacy information.
41 min
Pharmacy Cash Flow Strategies | RMS CLIMB
This month’s episode is focused on pharmacy cash flow. Cortland Data Partner and pharmacy industry expert Craig Robinson joins Brad for part 1 of our cash flow series, focused on the rebate vs. non rebate models and how changing from a rebate model can help to improve cash flow. Then, Dr. Lisa Faast, PharmD looks at cash flow from a different perspective and shares 5 quick financial management tips for better cash flow and discusses revenue stream and cash flow improvement opportunities.  See for privacy information.
42 min