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IACP Podcast 18: Pharmacist Conscience Clause & The Stocking of Plan B - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 250

Welcome to the latest IACP Podcast - episode 18. 


IACPodcast 18 - The Washington State Court Ruling on the Pharmacist Conscience Clause and The Stocking of Plan B


Thanks for tuning in this week. We have IACP’s very own David Miller on the IACPodcast today. We’re talking about something a little different today. We’re talking about the Washington State court ruling on pharmacist conscience clause and the stocking of Plan B. 


To join IACP, visit us online http://www.iacprx.org/?page=104
or call us at 281.933.8400 and ask for Jennifer L. Petska, CPhT, IACP's Director of Development & Membership. You also can email Jennifer atjennifer@iacprx.org.


Register today for the Denver Regional Education Meeting today. Click here forhttp://www.iacprx.org/?page=16 this FREE CE Event.

Direct download: IACP_Podcast_18.mp3
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IACP Podcast 18: Pharmacist Conscience Clause & The Stocking of Plan B - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 250

Welcome to the latest IACP Podcast - episode 18. 


IACPodcast 18 - The Washington State Court Ruling on the Pharmacist Conscience Clause and The Stocking of Plan B


Thanks for tuning in this week. We have IACP’s very own David Miller on the IACPodcast today. We’re talking about something a little different today. We’re talking about the Washington State court ruling on pharmacist conscience clause and the stocking of Plan B. 


To join IACP, visit us online http://www.iacprx.org/?page=104
or call us at 281.933.8400 and ask for Jennifer L. Petska, CPhT, IACP's Director of Development & Membership. You also can email Jennifer atjennifer@iacprx.org.


Register today for the Denver Regional Education Meeting today. Click here forhttp://www.iacprx.org/?page=16 this FREE CE Event.

Direct download: IACP_Podcast_18.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 9:16am EDT
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Medical Marijuana & the Clinical Pharmacist Pharmacy Podcast Episode 249

We welcome back Joseph Friedman Founding Member Principal & Chief Operations Officer at PDI Medical. 

What does PDI stand for?

PDI stands for Professional Dispensaries of Illinois. Our owners and staff are professional pharmacists or certified pharmacist technicians. Our top priority is helping our patients find the most appropriate and safest solutions for their medical conditions, whether they are seeking relief from pain, nausea, or other medical symptoms. We work one-on-one with patients to ensure the safety and efficacy of their treatment.

Marijuana is the name given to the dried buds and leaves of varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant, which can grow wild in warm and tropical climates throughout the world and be cultivated commercially. It goes by many names, including pot, grass, cannabis, weed, hemp, hash, marihuana, ganja, and dozens of others. http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/chemotherapyeffects/marijuana-and-cancer

Chemistry, Metabolism, and Toxicology of Cannabis: Clinical Implications

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3570572/

Contact Joseph Friedman: jfriedman@pdimedical.com  

Direct download: Medical_Marijuana_and_Pharmacy.mp3
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Specialty Pharmacy Care Redefined - KloudScript Pharmacy Podcast Episode 248

Ron Lanton with True North Political Solutions - interviews founder of KloudScript, Rinku Patel. KloudScript is a specialty pharmacy service business model that enables essential interactions between patients, prescribers, payors, and pharma on behalf of independent retail pharmacies (IRPs). This is a restorative change in the market, allowing patients to receive specialty care locally. KloudScript’s approach allows our pharmacy partners to compel the industry stakeholders to look at a better, faster, and more cost efficient alternative to providing specialty care, one in which the patient is at the center.

KloudScript’s specialty at retail care model prevails by not only dominating the patient centric approach but also by making it easy for our pharmacy partners to enter the specialty services space. KloudScript enables entry to specialty with limited capital investments and removes the barriers of time to market delays. With KloudScript, all of the expansive infrastructure and capabilities of specialty pharmacies are no longer out of the reach of an independent retail pharmacy entrepreneur. IRPs can leverage KloudScript services to re-enter the $100 billion specialty market, which is crucial to their growth and survival.

By empowering IRPs to provide specialty medications to patients, KloudScript will facilitate a high-touch patient care experience from someone they know: their local pharmacist.

http://kloudscript.com/team/

Direct download: Kloud_Script_Pharmacy_Podcast.mp3
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IACP Podcast 17 DQSA Updates Pharmacy Podcast Episode 247

Thanks for tuning in this week to the IACP Podcast Episode 17.

We’ve got two special guests this week! IACP’s very own Cynthia Blankenship. Cynthia is the Vice President of Government Affairs and I want to encourage all of you to check out the employee profile about Cynthia that’s in the current issue of Compounding Matters Quarterly. That’s available online at IACPRx.org/Publications. We also have David Pore on the podcast today. David is an attorney licensed in Texas and in Washington, DC who currently serves as Counsel at the DC based law firm of Arnold & Porter, LLP. Today we’re going to be talking about the DQSA Collation. 

Read Cyn for the Win in Compounding Matters Quarterly https://iacp.site-ym.com/?CMQSummer2015

To join IACP, visit us online at http://www.iacprx.org/?page=104 or call us at281.933.8400 and ask for Jennifer Petska, our Director of Development & Membership. You can also email Jennifer at jennifer@iacprx.org.

Direct download: Pharmacy_Podcast_IACP_Podcast_17.mp3
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Staring Down the Barrel - Ken Fagerman, RPh. Pharmacy Podcast Episode 246

STARING DOWN THE BARREL - Author Ken Fagerman, RPh. 

Ken Fagerman, RPh, MM, at the time of the events in this book, was a practicing clinical pharmacist, manager of infusion and retail pharmacies, and an adjunct professor of pharmacology. His career experience includes pharmacy clinical, retail, and managerial positions. He is a former president of the St. Joseph County Pharmacy Association and founder and leader of the described successful retail PCW. By working with police, this group caused the arrest of more than 30 diversion and robbery suspects, the breakup of two organized prescription fraud rings, and the end of an armed robbery spree of local pharmacies.

In 2006, Ken was the recipient of the George A. Cooper Lifesaving Award and was also inducted into the St. Joseph County American Red Cross Hall of Heroes for risking his own life while on duty as a pharmacist to save the life of an office worker overcome by gas and unable to escape from an adjacent office building. Ken went into this dangerous area, restored the victim's breathing (who coincidentally was a patient of his pharmacy), and maintained her airway while waiting for rescue and she made a full recovery.

Ken has since relocated and has started another PCAN.

You may send an email thorugh:alertpharmacists@aol.com

Purchase the book here:

http://www.amazon.com/Staring-Down-Barrel-RPH-Fagerman/dp/1481771744

Reference: 

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/opinion/indiana-opinion-changes-could-lower-robbery-rate/article_789bd771-11aa-51bf-b7b3-1ab4eb53888f.html 

Direct download: Staring_Down_the_Barrel_Ken_Fagerman.mp3
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The Digital Apothecary - Timothy Aungst, PharmD. Pharmacy Podcast Episode 245

Author of the Digitial Apothecary - Timothy Aungst PharmD. 

About Tim: 

Aspiring modern renaissance man. Started off as an Industrial Maintenance Technician (which included banging industrial machinery with a large spanner, and discovering the joys of a welder). Went on to be educated and trained as a pharmacist, with an emphasis on inpatient and ambulatory services. Centered on transitions of care and geriatric medicine. Dedicated towards the merge of technology and medicine, with a focus on mobile health (mHealth). Hoping to bring mobile technology to pharmacy practice and interdisciplinary care, leveraging technology to improve access to information and increase interprofessional communication. Tim is a frequent writer for Pharmacy Times. 

INTERESTS:

  • Mobile Technology (e.g. smartphones, tablet computers, personal fitness trackers)
  • Mobile Health (i.e. mHealth)
  • Medical Writing
  • Design in Medicine
  • Geriatric care
  • Pharmacy
  • History (especially European 1400-1800)

EDUCATION:

  • Clinical Geriatric Fellowship, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Worcester, MA (1 Year)
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency (ASHP Accredited), St. Luke's University Hospital Network, Bethlehem, PA (1 Year)
  • Doctorate of Pharmacy, Wilkes University Nesbit School of Pharmacy, Wilke-Barre, PA. Graduated 2011.

LICENSES:

  • Pennsylvania Pharmacy License
  • Massachusetts Pharmacy License

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • APHA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certification
  • Residency Teaching Certificate - Lynne Sylvia, PharmD
  • NIH: Protecting Human Research Participants Certification
  • NIH: Clinical Research Training Certification
  • CITI: Biomedical Research
  • CITI: Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS) for Clinical Investigators

REFERENCES: INQUIRE FOR FURTHER DETAILS

WEBSITE INFORMATION

The intention of this little slice of the internet is twofold. First, serving as an electronic portfolio and CV of my work. Second, an area where I can place my thoughts and interests for others to share. It is not intended as a means to help patients with their disease states or give medical advice. That is a matter between a provider and patient, which I have no part of through this digital means. 

Direct download: Pharmacy_Technology_Tim_Aungst_PharmD.mp3
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Compounding MOU Update - IACP Podcast 16 - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 244

Welcome back to the IACPodcast. This week I caught up with David Miller to talk about what’s happening with the Memorandum of Understanding. For more information on the MOU, check out our cover story in the spring issue of Compounding Matters Quarterly - http://www.iacprx.org/?page=CMQSpring2015

To join IACP, visit us online at http://www.iacprx.org/?page=104 or call us at281.933.8400 and ask for Jennifer Petska, our Director of Development & Membership. You can also email Jennifer at jennifer@iacprx.org.

Direct download: IACP_Podcast_16__Pharmacy_Podcast_Show.mp3
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2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 243

Established through a partnership of Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times, the Next-Generation Pharmacist™ program salutes pharmacy professionals in a variety of industry categories who are defining the future of pharmacy. The national awards program recognizes and honors pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates who are defining the future of the industry. Now in its sixth year, the program includes 11 categories.

 

Entries will be evaluated by an independent panel of esteemed judges, chaired by Pharmacy Times Editor-in-Chief Fred Eckel. Up to three finalists will be named in each category. In addition to 11 category winners, one winner will be named the Next-Generation Pharmacist 2015—the program’s top honor.

 

 

This year, the Next-Generation Pharmacist awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, Aug. 6  in Orlando. Each finalist is invited as a guest of the founding sponsors.

 

Next-Generation Pharmacist 2015

The program’s top honor, the Next-Generation Pharmacist, is selected from among the winners of the pharmacist categories and is awarded to the pharmacist who is defining the future of pharmacy by his or her uncompromising vision for a specific pharmacy or for the pharmacy industry overall.

 

 

Civic Leader 2015

Awarded to a pharmacist who donates his or her time and resources with the principal objective of improving the community in which he or she resides and/or the pharmacy operates and the vision is related to pharmacy care and the health outcomes of the community.

 

 

Entrepreneur 2015

Awarded to a pharmacist who owns a pharmacy in whole or in part, and who demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit in his or her drive and ability to grow the business, or whose advocacy has helped create a better environment for future pharmacy growth.

 

 

Future Pharmacist 2015

Awarded to a student pharmacist who demonstrates spirit and passion for the profession, primarily through academic achievement, in conjunction with one or more of the following criteria: industry advocacy, patient advocacy, technology innovation, civic leadership and/or environmental stewardship with regard to pharmacy.

 

 

Health-System Pharmacist 2015 (NEW category)

Awarded to a pharmacist who works in a health-system setting, such as a hospital, long-term care facility, home care, or a health maintenance organization, and has demonstrated improvements in the coordination of care.

 

 

Lifetime Leadership 2015

Awarded to a licensed pharmacist who has been practicing in a pharmacy setting, or has served the industry in a professional capacity, leadership or advocacy role. The nomination should demonstrate that the nominee has made significant contributions to the pharmacy industry overall that resulted in meaningful improvements in the quality of patient care, improved delivery models, and pharmacy’s role on the health care team.

 

 

Military Pharmacist 2015

Awarded to an active duty or reserve military pharmacist who operates within a branch of the United States armed forces, and who demonstrates an innovative approach to patient care for those who serve our country.

 

 

Patient Care Provider 2015

Awarded to a pharmacist whose focus on patient care and customer service, through a specific occasion, personal action or activity, has established himself or herself as an exemplary patient advocate.

 

 

Rising Star 2015

Awarded to a pharmacist who is defining the future standard of pharmacy practice by his or her professional practice, and/or by advocacy in the pharmacy industry. To be eligible, a nominee must be practicing for fewer than five years. (Student pharmacists should be nominated for the Future Pharmacist category.)

 

 

Specialty Pharmacist 2015

Awarded to a pharmacist whose primary focus is to provide specialty services and disease management for patients with complex or rare diseases who are being treated with high-touch, high-cost specialty medications. This individual’s responsibilities includes patient education, promoting adherence, and the efficient delivery of drugs that require special handling and storage.

 

 

Technician 2015

Awarded to a certified pharmacy technician who demonstrates the highest professional standards of patient care, and performs consistently and reliably as a valued member of the pharmacy team.

 

 

Technology Innovator 2015

Awarded to a pharmacist who successfully leverages pharmacy technology tools to advance patient care standards, business profitability and/or employee productivity.

 

http://nextgenerationpharmacist.com/awards-gala-registration/ 

Direct download: 2015_Next_Generation_Pharmacist_Awards.mp3
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Pharmacist Jamie Share a New Creative SPARK - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 242

Interview with Jamie Mitchell Mask - a licensed Pharm D in Louisiana and Mississippi and a Clinical Community Pharmacist Consultant with Creative Pharmacist still practicing part time in Mendenhall, MS.  Jamie said that she's seeing the need for change in the profession – a real update in the way pharmacists approach medication management, patient care, and the way we market your businesses and your skill set.

"Pharmacy is one of the most trusted professions in our country, but we’re falling behind the curve compared to other sectors of health care. It is my hope that this website will help to spur other pharmacists to take a new, innovative, and creative approach to what they do." - stated Jamie. 

Jame talks about the new "SPARK" offering from the Creative Pharmacist. 

CONNECT WITH SPARK  

Our new Spark platform gives you access to all of our Clinical Pharmacy Solutions, including monthly curricula for The Sweet Spot, The Beat, and Air Ways. In addition, we offer solutions to Jump Start other areas of your clinical business, such as Immunizations, Transitions of Care and Weight Loss programs. Document your patients' progress with our groundbreaking pharmacist EMR.  

Every Creative Pharmacist customer will also receive full access to all of our marketing materials. You will be able to choose what materials you want each month and have them delivered straight to your door (some printing / delivery fees may be required depending on your location). 

Direct download: ReThinkPharmacy__Pharmacist_Jamie_Mitchell.mp3
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