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Pharmacy Podcast Episode 191 MedED101 with Eric Christianson, PharmD

Eric Christianson, PharmD, BCPS, CGP

Clinical Pharmacist - 

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Eric really enjoys educating patients and healthcare professionals alike as well as constantly striving for his own personal learning.  Solving difficult problems and critical thinking are two other aspects Eric enjoys that clinical pharmacy provides. Eric's objective is to help as many individuals as possible learn more about the safe, economical, and appropriate use of medications.
Direct download: MedED101_FINAL.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 9:58am EDT

Interview with Joseph Friedman 


Founding Member Principal & Chief Operations Officer

PDI Medical LLC

Illinois Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act will be rolling out over the next several months. In preparation to open one or more dispensaries, I have partnered with a stellar team of professionals. We have strategized and plan to create a best-in-class dispensary model (PDI - Professional Dispensaries of Illinois) intended to help thousands of qualified patients that will benefit from the wide array of cannabis based medicinal products intended to be available in our dispensaries. Our dispensaries will be secure, safe, and consumer friendly. They will support state-of-the-art programs and systems to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patient population while strictly adhering to all local, state, and federally enforced policies, rules, and regulations.

Latest News: 

The war on medical marijuana is over. Now the fight moves on to legalization of all marijuana. 

Direct download: Joseph_Friedman_V2.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Pharmacy Podcast Episode 189 South Carolina Pharmacy Association

South Carolina Pharmacy Association

Ron Lanton Interviews Craig Burridge with the South Carolina Pharmacy Assocation.

Craig Burridge, MS, CAE Mr. Burridge joined SCPhA in May 2013. He was previously the Executive Director of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York. He has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Craig attended the London School of Economics and Political Science on scholarship and has his Master of Science in Public Service from Russell Sage College. He earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in from the American Society of Association Executives. Craig served as President of the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations from 2007-08. In addition to serving on many volunteer boards, Mr. Burridge has served on the NYS Cancer Consortium Steering Committee, City of Cohoes Housing Authority, the Cohoes Music Hall Board of Directors and on the Albany County Youth Bureau.

SCPhA Today
In the more recent past, the Association has played a significant part in the role of continuing education requirements for pharmacists. As the science of pharmacy became more sophisticated, the Association saw the importance of insuring that pharmacists stay abreast of the rapidly changing information. SCPhA is an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) approved provider for continuing education. The Association constantly strives to offer readily available and quality education services to South Carolina pharmacists.

SCPhA's legislative influence has gained strength in recent years. Through tremendous work of SCPhA's Legislative Network, H3631, "Rx Freedom of Access" was passed by the SC General Assembly and signed into state law in May 1994. The Association led the effort for a complete revision of the Pharmacy Practice Act, which was signed into law in June of 1998.

SCPhA has grown from its original 50 male members and no staff to more than 2,000 male and female pharmacy professionals and a full-time staff of 7 professionals. These members and staff continue to work toward positive changes that sustain the profession of pharmacy.


Direct download: Craig_Burridge_Ron_Lanton_FINAL_.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

We interview Stephanie Harriman McGrath, PharmD Clinical Community Pharmacist about the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association's new blog - Pharmacists Care. 

The PPA Public Relations Committee is in the process of developing a Blog for the general public.  They have named the blog -  Pharmacists Care and will use the above logo design.  The blog will be in a stand alone program but once launched - there will be a link to it from this page.

In preparation for its targeted launch on December 1, 2014, the committee is collecting content/blogs to be able to regularly post.  Even after the launch this will be an ongoing venture.  Your submissions as an author would be greatly appreciated.  Please remember you are writing to inform the general public.  Use Your Imagination!  Here are some possible ideas: 

Pharmacists Involved in Care:  Providing immunizations, travel vaccines, helping manage diabetes, medical equipment information, keeping an accurate medication list and more.

Medication Safety:  Medication disposal, adhering to your medications, asking your pharmacist, and diversion and abuse.

Business Topics: Explaining co-pays, coinsurance, discount cards, pharmacists in ACOs or medical homes, how pharmacies are paid, and more. 

Current Issues:  What is a PBM?  Pharmacists and provider status, Health Information Technology and emerging applications.

Direct download: Pharmacist_Care_Blog_PPA_FINAL.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 7:19am EDT