The Pharmacy Podcast Network is the Pharmacy industry's first audio blog network about the 'Business of Pharmacy'. The Pharmacy Podcast Network is a collection of over 20 different pharmacist's podcasts, discussion, ideas, innovation, and interviews from the brightest minds in pharmacy. We are always expanding our programming to Independent Retail, Compounding, Long-term Care, Specialty, Hospital Systems, and Small Chain Pharmacy Businesses. We're expanding content for Patients and Pharmacy Students and encourage our listeners to submit ideas for future shows. The Pharmacy Podcast Show is about dynamic people in the pharmacy industry making a difference for our profession, customers, and patients.

What do you need to know about working with the Pharmacy Podcast Show? 

The Pharmacy Podcast Show is the first and only audio-blog dedicated to the ‘Business of Pharmacy’. The podcast is a Digital Health Content and Lead Support Development Engine.

We offer several services to enhance, accentuate, and ‘Echo-Boom’ your digital marketing, public relations, and advertising efforts. As a 3rd party pharmacy news source publication – we offer a different perspective and view on your business, solutions, and or services to the pharmacy industries multiple care settings including:

  • Specialty Pharmacy
    • Physician Content Development for Outreach & Prospecting
    • Patient Education, Advocacy, and Disease State Awareness
    • Medication Therapy Management Care Program Descriptions
  • Community Retail Pharmacy
    • Patient / Customer Testimonials
    • Community Outreach & Event Exposure (Pre & Post)
    • Digital Content for social media channels
  • Institutional Pharmacy
    • Facility Medication Management Plan Descriptions
    • Competitive Differentiator Content on specific services
    • Client Testimonial Interviews
  • Digital Health Content Development & Lead Generation Support 
    • 3-Show Series - Customized Topics, Discussions, & Interviews 
    • DigiRX Enterprise Services (12 Month Digital Marketing Partnership) 

FACTS & STATS  

  • Digital Health Marketing Publication - 57,000+ subscribers & listeners
  • Unique medium - podcasting, very different than traditional marketing 
  • Established reputation as a pharmacy industry publication EST: March 2009 
  • Partnered with Several Industry Publications
  • Podcast Player Embed Code - for the e-environments & websites
  • Professionally Produced and Published Podcast Content
  • Support of major themes, issues, and mission of the sponsoring entity - "Echo-Boom" PR, Postings, Conferences, Testimonials, & Advertisement opportunities 
  • Most Popular Podcast in the Pharmacy Industry
  • Published on iTunes, SoundCloud, and other Podcast Feed Directories    
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Diversity, Creativity, & Perseverance Build a Successful Pharmacy Career Path - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 294

Diversity, Creativity, & Perseverance Build a Successful Pharmacy Career Path 

Co-Host of the Pharmacy Podcast Show Erin L. Albert, MBA, PharmD, JD  interviews an exciting and dynamic entrepreneur in the pharmacy industry - Shaun Young, PharmD, MBA, founder of Ardina. 

Shaun Young is a pharmacist turned entrepreneur with a goal of making healthcare more affordable for every American.  Having spent time at corporate leaders, such as Kaiser Permanente, Eli Lilly, Walmart, and Cardinal Health, Shaun has seen how healthcare works from the inside and founded Ardina to bring his expertise to consumers. 

Shaun has a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific and MBA from Harvard Business School.

Shaun Young
1275 Kinnear Rd
Columbus, OH 43212
Direct download: The_Dynamic_Career_Path_of_a_Pharmacist_is_Limited_by_Creativity.mp3
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Pharmacy Industry Healthcare Policy Trends - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 293

Latest Pharmacy Industry Healthcare Policy Update Review with Ron Lanton - Government Affairs Strategist for the Pharmacy Podcast Show and President of True North Political Solutions. 

  • Maine Maximum Allowable Cost Fairness Legislation 
  • TeleHealth Market Statistics & Latest Trends 
  • Medical Marijuana & Modern Medicine 
  • Anthem & Express Scripts Updates 
  • 1st FDA Approved 3-D Printed Pill 

True North Political Solutions 

Ron Lanton, Government Affairs Strategist 

Phone: (202) 969-5466

Email: info@truenorthps.com

265 Franklin Street Suite 1702
Boston, MA 02110

1629 K Street NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006

Direct download: True_North_Pharmacy_Podcast_Update__Mixdown_1.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 2:45pm EST
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Unraveling the Mystery of Changes to USP <800> - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 292

ACHC/PCAB join with VGM, Attentus to discuss newest standards for compounding pharmacies

Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB), a service of Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), along with Attentus Medical Sales, Inc., a pharmacy and medical products manufacturer, and VGM and Associates, a member services organization serving the home medical equipment industry, today announced plans to host a series of free webinars to discuss the implications of recently-released hazardous drug safety standards by the United States Pharmacopeia convention, USP 800.

"The pharmacy compounding industry is undergoing some significant regulatory changes," said José Domingos, ACHC CEO, referring specifically to the newly-released USP 800 as well as revisions to the existing standard for sterile compounding, USP 797. "I applaud Attentus and VGM for coming forward to recognize the need and support the information needs of compounding pharmacies."

"Our home infusion and compounding pharmacies are under continuous regulatory and pricing pressures today so they are asking for direct answers and solutions for these changes to USP 800," said Tom Tucker V.P. Sales and Marketing, Attentus Medical Sales. "We see these webinars as a way to help our pharmacies break down these changes to manageable tasks."

"VGM seeks out solutions to address challenges that its membership faces," said Frank Geiger, VGM Director Home Infusion. "USP 800 is going to be a complex change in the way business is conducted. VGM will take a leadership role in making sure our members have the information and support they need to be successful."

The schedule for the webinars is as follows:

  •     May 3rd – 4:00 PM EST    (Sterile)
  •     May 5th – 4:00 PM EST    (Non-Sterile)
  •     May 9th – 1:00 PM EST     (Non-Sterile)
  •     May 10th – 4:00 PM EST (Sterile)

Interested parties can find more information and register for these webinars at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7738522639425900546.

As a leading accreditation organization, ACHC is committed to providing educational resources that facilitate continuous compliance. Through its educational division, Accreditation University, ACHC offers a range of resources designed to help pharmacies achieve and maintain compliance including workbooks, workshops, and compliance checklists as well as customized consulting options.

ACHC is a non-profit accreditation organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. The organization has CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice, and DMEPOS and a Quality Management System that is certified to ISO 9001:2008. ACHC is the provider's choice for accreditation because of its personal Accreditation Advisors, relevant and realistic standards, competitive pricing, and a friendly, consultative approach to accreditation. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization's dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care. As a service of ACHC, PCAB is the currently the only comprehensive accreditation solution for compounding pharmacies wishing to demonstrate compliance with USP standards.

For more information on ACHC's accreditation programs, or to download ACHC accreditation standards, please visit http://www.achc.org or contact them at customerservice@achc.org or 855-937-2242.

VGM Home Infusion is powered by the VGM Group, Inc., a national leader in providing business solutions for diverse industries including health care, insurance and golf. VGM provides a complete line of business solutions and purchasing contracts to more than 25,000 companies throughout the United States and Canada. From group purchasing contracts to continuing education; from audit, appeals and medical review consultation to market data, patient referrals and marketing services, VGM Home Infusion can help members grow revenue, manage expenses and remain compliant.

Attentus Medical Sales, Inc, based in Houston TX, is a leading nationwide manufacturer and distributor of medical products specializing in cold chain packaging, USP 797 & USP 800 compliance products, infusion pumps and supplies, back packs and fanny packs for portable infusion pumps, and various other medical supplies. Attentus Medical services the compounding pharmacy, home infusion, specialty pharmacy, and HME markets. Founded in 2003, Attentus has experienced tremendous growth every year with a continuous focus on developing solutions for our customer's ever changing needs in this dynamic marketplace. We strive to provide the highest levels of personal attention and consideration to the client. Each client will have a dedicated sales rep and customer service rep as well as have their phone call answered by a live person every time. We are dedicated to providing a high level service and the consultative support for all your business needs. http://www.attentusmedical.com

Direct download: ACHC_Webinar.mp3
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Digital Health Integrator LiquidHub - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 291

We interview LiquidHub Team members Shabbir Ahmed and Thomas Hannigan about LiquidHub's knowledge of the business challenges faced by Healthcare Insurers, Managed Care Providers, and Benefits Managers serves our clients well as they navigate through the constantly shifting waters of healthcare benefits and claims.

LiquidHub's experience in member and customer service systems, claims management and adjudication, payment and remittance systems, and government payment solutions all work together to give our clients the widest possible options, from applications development and integration, to outsourced systems and solutions, to architecture and planning giving them flexibility in a changing market.

LiquidHub Teams with Management Science Associates (MSA) to Deliver De-Identified Patient-Level Data to Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LiquidHub, a digital transformation company providing customer engagement and technology solutions to global corporations, today announced that its Specialty Pharmaceutical data aggregation and analytics platform, LiquidAnalytics, has been integrated with Management Science Associates, Inc.’s (MSA) encryption engine to de-identify patient level data and provide advanced patient longitudinal analytics. This unique technology enables pharmaceutical manufacturers to follow the entire patient journey—without access to any patient level data—as they move through the process of gaining access to therapy.

Joey Lee
Press Agent - for LiquidHub
o:  (484) 385-2952
m:  (201) 615-5311​
jlee@briancom.com
Direct download: Digital_Health_Technology_LiquidHub_.mp3
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Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Use Pseudoscience - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 290

Today's Pharmacy Podcast Show guest is Dr. Jeffrey Fudin. We're talking about the March 30th 2016 article from Pain News Network: 

How Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Use Pseudoscience

By Michael Schatman and Jeffrey Fudin, Guest Columnists

Recently, we (along with our colleague, Dr. Jacqueline Pratt Cleary) published an open access article in the Journal of Pain Research, entitled The MEDD Myth: The Impact of Pseudoscience on Pain Research and Prescribing Guideline Development.”

In this work, we address the issue of how governmental and managed care opioid guideline prescribing committees use the flawed concept of morphine-equivalent daily dose (MEDD or MME) to arbitrarily place limits on the amount of opioids that a clinician “should” prescribe to any patient with chronic pain -- as if all patients were identical. 

The article cites excellent research that exposes the invalid concept of MEDD – and while guideline authors are fully aware of that lack of evidence, they are hypocritically fine with using MEDD as a device to thwart chronic opioid use. In the case of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain, there is at least some evidence.  But for MEDD, there is no evidence.

About: 

 
Dr. Jeff Fudin graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences with a bachelor’s degree and PharmD. He is a Diplomate to the American Academy of Pain Management, a Fellow to ACCP, a Fellow to ASHP, and a member of several other professional organizations. He is founder and CEO of Remitigate, LLC (remitigate.com), a software platform for interpreting urine drug screens (Urintel) and pharmacogenetics(Phenotel).
 
Dr. Fudin is a section editor for Pain Medicine and serves on the editorial board for Practical Pain Management. He is founder/chairman of Professionals for Rational Opioid Monitoring & Pharmacotherapy (PROMPT), an advocacy group in favor of safe opioid prescribing. He practices as a clinical pharmacy specialist and director of PGY-2 pharmacy pain residency programs at the Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albany, New York. He is an adjunct associate professor of pharmacy practice at Western New England University College of Pharmacy and an adjunct assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy.
 
Dr. Fudin can also be found at his professional website, www.paindr.com.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Jeffrey Fudin 

Email: jeff@paindr.com

Twitter: @JeffreyFudin

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffreyfudin

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Building Your MTM Pharmacy Consulting Business, Pharmacy Podcast Episode 289

Co-Host Blair Green Thielemier, PharmD returns to the Pharmacy Podcast with a dynamic interview with Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Pharmacist Nicole Rosenke about the Pharmapreneur Academy and building an MTM Business.

Blair is an independent MTM consultant pharmacist. She is the founder of BT Pharmacy Consulting LLC and works with pharmacists to create and build clinical services programs. More information about Dr. Thielemier and BT Pharmacy Consulting can be found at http://btpharmacyconsulting.com

Direct download: Nicole_Rosenke_-_Pharmapreneur_Academy_interview_Mixdown_1.mp3
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MedEd101 - Clinical Pharmacy Education Expertise - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 288

We welcome back Eric Christianson CGP, BCPS, who writes on his blog: "To whom much is given, much is expected.  I’ve had a lot of really kind people help me along the way, and I wanted a way for myself and others to give back some of the things we’ve learned about medication management and healthcare.  Good information from the front lines of healthcare is really hard to find, and that is what I try to provide day after day." 

Eric is the founder and primary contributing author of MedEd101 a blog about Clinical Pharmacy Education Expertise for fellow pharmacists, students, nurses, and our healthcare provider communities. 

Reach out to Eric here:

https://www.meded101.com/contact/

Direct download: Clinical_Pharmacy_Education_with_Eric_Chrisitianson_PharmD.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 6:20pm EST
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