Fri, 18 August 2017
Today we’re going to be talking with Megan Bereda, a fourth-year student pharmacist at Purdue University College of Pharmacy. She has 4 years of pharmacy technician experience at Vibra Healthcare hospital in Crown Point, Indiana and was a 2016 pharmacy intern at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in critical care and surgery pharmacy. She is currently finishing her last year of pharmacy school which includes a 6-month track at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, a month at Purdue medical center in safety advancement, and ending in Eldoret, Kenya.
PharmD Candidate, Class of 2018
Purdue University College of Pharmacy
Direct download: Pharmacy_Future_Leaders_-_Megan_Bereda.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT
Fri, 18 August 2017
The RoguePharm joins me and JW,...that's JAY-DOUBA-YAH. Here's what we're bitching about. Please excuse Rogue, she's got a sailors mouth. Gosh!!
What the hell is up with DIR Fees?
(Reference #2: https://www.specialtypharmacytimes.com/news/controversial-dir-fees-highlight-spt-week-in-review)
Why are national Big PBMs such greedy assholes?
What about the greed in healthcare Marcy?
What's the deal with Amazon's plans for Pharmacy?
The Future of Pharmacy
Direct download: RxRated_Podcast_-_Sex_Drugs__Dirty_DIRs.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 6:00am EDT
Thu, 17 August 2017
The Pharmacy Podcast Network CEO, Publisher, and Founder Todd Eury was the moderator for the Cardinal Health 1st Annual Women in Pharmacy - Leadership Forum during the RBC 2017 Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio TX, July 28, 2017.
During this session, the leaders will shared abiut their unique leadership journeys and life lessons, how they break down barriers and stay on course to achieve their career goals.
The leadship panel discussed how to create a movement for change and inspire others to lead including how to thrive as an entrepreneur in the new pharmacy landscape.
The leadership panel:
Special thanks to Eden Sulzer, Director of the Women in Pharmacy initiaitve with Cardinal Health.
For more information about 'Women in Pharmacy' please go to the following website:
Direct download: Women_in_Pharmacy_Leadership_Forum_RBC_2017.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT
Wed, 16 August 2017
Today we will be talking with Jake Ready, new graduate of Butler University class of 2017. Jake has recently accepted a position as a staff pharmacist with Walgreens, but has explored several aspects of pharmacy prior to landing on the retail route. Throughout his time at Butler, Jake has acquired experience in various nontraditional pharmacy areas. Specifically, Jake spent a rotation with Eli Lilly exploring the industrial side of pharmacy, as well as a rotation abroad in Ecuador. While in school, Jake had work experience not only as a retail intern, but also as a clinical contractor for a company based in London, England. Despite his busy schedule, Jake also managed to plan his wedding on top of all of his pharmacy commitments.
Direct download: Pharmacy_Future_Leaders_-_Jake_Ready.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 8:30am EDT
Tue, 15 August 2017
Senior Program Manager - Marty Allain with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) joins Pharmacy Podcast Network Co-Host Dr. Erin Albert to review the vital impact the NABP is making within the Pharmacy Industry and helping to eradicate #FakePharmacy --- throughout the globe.
1. National Association of Boards of Pharmacy: https://nabp.pharmacy/
2. .pharmacy initiative: https://www.safe.pharmacy/
3. The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies: http://buysaferx.pharmacy/
4. Operation Pangea: https://www.ncconsumer.org/news-articles/fda-takes-action-against-illegal-online-pharmacies-through-operation-pangea-ix.html
5. VIPPS: https://nabp.pharmacy/programs/vipps/
Erin Albert, MBA, PharmD, JD, PAHM
CEO, Pharm, LLC
President, HBA Indiana Chapter 2017
Post Office Box 335
Fishers, IN 46038 USA
Direct download: National_Association_Board_of_Pharmacy.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 9:27am EDT
Mon, 14 August 2017
Today we’re talking with Matt Paterini, co-founder of The Nontraditional Pharmacist: a platform company that exposes, connects, and educates pharmacists and pharmacy students to nontraditional pharmacy. At the University of Michigan School of Pharmacy, Matt recognized the many outside the box opportunities available, and Matt’s role at IBM as a cloud software seller to healthcare payer, provider and industry accounts is a measure of that. There he bridges the gap between healthcare and technology helping clients innovate and adapt the changing healthcare landscape.
Matt Paterini, PharmD
The Nontraditional Pharmacist, Co-Founder
Direct download: Pharmacy_Future_Leaders_-_Matt_Paterini_PharmD__Mixdown_2.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT
Fri, 11 August 2017
The first (long awaited) RX-Rated Podcast Show, part of the Pharmacy Podcast Network. We welcome Dr. Jeffrey Winger - RX-Rated co-host, we talk about the future of the new show, how to make a million-billion dollars, how to loose 35 pounds in 35 hours, how to gain the mind control of your significant other and become their master.
Okay, that last one was far fetched,....but the first two sounded good. Ehh?
Spread the news, share this podcast. Don't be part of the #assholism of this world and be nice and share this damn podcast, sunnsa-bitches!!! JUST SHARE IT!!! What's your problem, you're such a bullshit-asshole.
RX-Rated - Every Fridays. Cause we care.
No we don't, we just want this podcast to take off and sell it for a chunk of change.
See? Transparency here!
Thu, 10 August 2017
Today we’re going to be talking with Sang-A Yun, a fourth year student pharmacist at Purdue University College of Pharmacy. She has been involved in various organizations like the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and Phi Lambda Sigma and has also been a teaching assistant for five different classes. She is currently on her advanced practice rotations, the first two of which she completed with Novocure and Eli Lilly. She hopes to pursue a pharmaceutical industry fellowship and serve as a preceptor or teach part time at a pharmacy school after graduation.
PharmD Candidate, Class of 2018
Purdue University College of Pharmacy
Tue, 8 August 2017
Jamie Gramz Vice President, Product Management at McKesson Pharmacy Technology & Services interviews - Adrienne Cervone — Pharmacy Owner at Beaver Health Mart Pharmacy, Beaver, PA.
This Pharmacy Podcast 12 Part Series is sponosred by McKesson Pharmacy Technology & Services Division.
Orginal Article posted here:
“Where is the man pharmacist?”
Adrienne Cervone was asked that question too often to count after she moved to Beaver, Pennsylvania, a town of about 5,000 people located 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. It was February 2007 when Cervone relocated to Beaver from Whitaker to become part-owner of a pharmacy in the heart of its downtown area.
In the nine years since, that question is now a rare inquiry. Residents have embraced Cervone as their pharmacist and as a credible local pharmacy owner. In fact, earlier this year, Cervone bought out her male partner, who owns another pharmacy in a nearby town, and became full owner of Beaver Health Mart Pharmacy.
“Now, when someone walks into the store, whether they’re an old customer or a new customer, it means so much to them and to me to be able to shake their hand and say, ‘I’m the pharmacist and the pharmacy owner. I can help you with anything,’” Cervone says.
Cervone’s journey to independent retail pharmacy owner began in high school, when she worked part-time as a clerk at her local independent pharmacy. It continued in college, when she worked part-time as an intern at a retail pharmacy chain. It was during those years in pharmacy school that she says she decided that she ultimately wanted to own her own pharmacy business.
“I wanted to be able to act on my own ideas without having to jump through a number of corporate hoops or restrictions to get answers,” Cervone says. “I much prefer being in a community pharmacy where I can develop programs and services tailored to the changing needs of my customers.”
Along the way, Cervone encountered anticipated and unanticipated barriers — big and small — that had to be overcome. She deftly jumped over those barriers by tapping into her early experiences working at pharmacies during high school and college and into the experiences of others who offered Cervone the expertise she had yet to develop.
Building an effective staff is crucial
At the top of Cervone’s list of challenges as a pharmacy owner is building an effective staff. As she describes it, the staff, particularly in a small business, must be capable of taking care of customers, taking care of the business and taking care of the owner.
“That last piece is something I didn’t anticipate. My staff screens my calls, knows how and when to handle certain situations on their own, and knows where that line is and when they need to involve me,” she says. “You lean on your staff as an owner much more than if you were just the manager.”
Beaver Health Mart employs three full-time employees — a second pharmacist, a technician and a front-end manager — and two part-time employees — a delivery driver and a clerk.
In a small operation like Beaver Health Mart, each person, whether full- or part-time, takes on a much wider scope of responsibilities than is written in their job descriptions, and independent retail pharmacy owners must have a knack for hiring people willing to wear a variety of hats.
“My part-time clerk does more than just ringing,” Cervone says. “She does a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff focused on maintaining and growing the business.”
Related to that challenge is the ability to problem solve — a talent that Cervone prides in herself and looks for in her staff. She attributes her ability to problem solve to her mentors at the pharmacies where she worked in school. Pharmacists there encouraged her to handle difficult situations with co-workers and customers on her own. She says that experience prepared her well for the multiple problems that come up each day owning and running a pharmacy.
Cervone encourages any pharmacy student or young pharmacist considering a future in pharmacy ownership to put in as many hours as possible at their local pharmacy to get a sense of the daily clinical and financial challenges facing the staff and how best to deal with them.
Anticipate need for sufficient working capital
Another big item on Cervone’s list of challenges is securing working capital for the pharmacy as it grows. Having three months of cash on hand is sufficient to maintain the status quo, she says. But to expand, an independent retail pharmacy needs money both to keep running and to invest. To help expand her line of credit with local banks, Cervone retained a financial consultant to assist with loan applications and face-to-face meetings with lenders.
“I needed the expertise. I needed someone who could answer the banks’ questions versus going in there alone,” Cervone says.
And then there are the little things that you don’t think about when you become a pharmacy owner that can quickly turn into big things if you don’t know about them or deal with them. Among them are:
Great service overcomes customer bias
An unspoken challenge is the fact that Cervone is a woman in a business typically associated with men and that she took over ownership of Beaver Health Mart from a man. Cervone says those dynamics made her a little bit hesitant to announce that she was the new owner.
“I just didn’t know what they would say. I didn’t know how they would take it,” she says. “But they’re thrilled to pieces — both men and women.”
Cervone says the men shake her hand and congratulate her. And the women, she says, are proud to have a prominent local business owner be a woman. To win over any doubters, it’s important for female pharmacy owners as well as any female small business owners to be confident without being arrogant and be approachable, according to Cervone.
Above all, it’s the dedication to customer service that will determine whether an independent retail pharmacy succeeds or fails, regardless of gender, Cervone says.
“The secret to our success absolutely is service,” Cervone says. “We are just so personalized with everything that we do. We give each person who walks through our door our full attention.”
CONTACT McKESSON Pharmacy Technology & Services:
Direct download: Beaver_Health_Mart_MPTS_ideaShare_2017.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 8:11am EDT
Mon, 7 August 2017
Dr. Adam Martin with the Fit Pharmacist talks with Dr. Mike Corvino about Evidence-based medicine reviews for healthcare professionals and students on the go.
Contact Mike with CorConsult Rx
Direct download: Fit_Pharmacist__-_Pharmacist_Clinical_Expertise_.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT