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Pharmacy Podcast Episode 187 Pharmacy Business Updates with Jeff Hedges

We welcome back to the Pharmacy Podcast Show - Jeff Hedges! 

The Affordable Care Act became effective on January 1, 2014, leaving approximately 15 millionpeople who had health care insurance on December 31, 2013, with no health care plan on January 1, 2014. This creates an immediate situation for your pharmacy and unfortunately, you’ll likely be the first to encounter its effects.

    • Contact RJ Hedges: 

    • (724) 357-8380
    • R.J. Hedges & Associates
  • 978 Pumphouse Road
  • PO Box H
  • New Florence, PA 15944
Direct download: Jeff_Hedges_NOV_2014_Updates.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 1:57pm EDT

Pharmacy Podcast Episode 186 Eastern States Compounding Pharmacy
True North Political Solution's Ron Lanton interviews David Rochefort, R. Ph. with Eastern States Compounding Pharmacy (Eastern States Compounding) is a compounding pharmacy specializing in customized medications for individual needs.

Eastern States Compounding is the only pharmacy in the state of New Hampshire that has made compounding its exclusive business. Patients that choose Eastern States Compounding for their compounded prescriptions get the staff’s undivided attention. At Eastern States Compounding compounding is not just another service, it is our ONLY service. As a specialty pharmacy, Eastern States Compounding works closely with physicians to research and develop unique treatment and therapy options.

Northern New England Compounding Pharmacy’s owner and chief pharmacist is David Rochefort, R. Ph. A second generation pharmacist, David graduated from the University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy in 1997. It was David’s interest in pharmacy compounding that led him into this profession and it is what fuels his dedication to helping individual patients with individual needs. David also spends many hours a year furthering his education and has a particular interest in bio-identical hormone replacementpain management, and hospice care.

David is also a member of several professional organizations and has served on the board of directors of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. He was honored to receive the New Hampshire Pharmacist’s Association’s award for Distinguished Young Pharmacist in 2001 and in 2004 he was co-recipient of Weeks Medical Center’s, Friend of Hospice Award.  He shares this award with his father Richard.  In 2007 David was honored by the New Hampshire Union Leader with its 40 Under Forty Award.  This award annually recognizes 40 up and coming people, all under the age of 40, who are making a difference in the state of New Hampshire.  Most recently we has awarded the Compounding Advocacy Award by the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists.

In March 2008, Eastern States Compounding Pharmacy became the first pharmacy in New England to earn national accreditation for both sterile and compounding from the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB).  PCAB Accreditation denotes adherence to a more stringent and comprehensive standard which serves as an assurance that Eastern States Compounding has been tested against the profession’s most rigorous standards.

Direct download: Eastern_States_Compounding_Pharmacy.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 9:26am EDT

Pharmacy Podcast Episode 185 Rethink Pharmacy

#ReThinkPharmacy - initiated by David Pope, Pharm.D. 

Creative Pharmacist

Joseph Moose, PharmD
Moose Pharmacy Concord, NC

The secret to Joseph Moose’s success is the ability to collaborate with physicians, pharmacy staff, and patients, allowing him to reinvent pharmacy practice at Moose Pharmacy. A fourth-generation pharmacist who follows in his greatgrandfather, grandfather, and father’s footsteps, Dr. Moose offers traditional dispensing and clinical services at his family’s pharmacy.

“(Dr.) Moose has seen the role of the pharmacist transition to a provider of care and he strives to maintain a business model that integrates optimal patient care and cutting edge community-based clinical services,” Ashley Branham, clinical service director at Moose Pharmacy, wrote in her nomination. “This business thrives because he values relationships with his patients, with local prescribers, and with his staff.”

His initial encounter with pharmacists as health care resources began early in his career, although the idea has run in the family for generations. According to his nomination, his great-grandfather became a pharmacist at the suggestion of his great uncle, a physician. For Dr. Moose, that close collaboration became apparent during his first year after receiving his PharmD degree, when he would work with local physicians to help patients understand their prescription medications.

Knowing the quality of care and information provided by Dr. Moose led more patients to the pharmacy for medication therapy management (MTM) services and patient counseling. His experiences there led to Moose Pharmacy opening a specialty pharmacy and compounding practice, expanding the family business further.

Often, colleagues will seek Dr. Moose’s advice on MTM services or on new business models because of his knowledge in those fields. Moose Pharmacy’s business model garnered awards from Wake Forest School of Business and Campbell School of Pharmacy.

In addition to his work as a community pharmacist, Dr. Moose strives to develop future pharmacy leaders as a preceptor for PGY1 and PGY2 residents. He is the first independent pharmacy preceptor in the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s residency program.

“He is a leader that inspires people to build their strengths,” Branham wrote. “Joe’s energy, passion, and vision for pharmacy has transformed community pharmacy practice.”

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Direct download: ReThinkPharmacy.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 8:39am EDT

Pharmacy Podcast Episode 184 Statinzyme & the Pharmacist Advantage

Statinzyme is an advanced supplemental formula that was developed by Dr. Paul Faerstein, the owner of Zuckerman Pharmacy in Brooklyn, New York. As a second-generation pharmacist, Dr. Paul is keenly aware of the Drug Nutrient Depletion side effects caused by statins and routinely recommends dietary supplements to his customers to help reduce and prevent those side effects. Often, he found himself recommending nine or more products that ended up costing his patients hundreds of dollars. 

Dr. Paul Faerstein

Chief Science Officer

Prescription Vitamins LLC

701 Brighton Beach ave. 2nd Fl 

Brooklyn, NY, 11235

(800) 56-Vitamin

Direct download: Statinzyme.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 1:43pm EDT