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Welcome to Compounding Pharmacies by PharmaSalon. We feature discussions on regulatory, policy, compliance and business issues specifically for the compounding pharmacy industry. The podcast covers topics related to 503As, 503Bs, Hospital Pharmacies and Veterinary. I hope you will tune into all of our discussions as you never know when and where an idea will germinate that will take your business to the next level
 
The Mix it Up: Pharmacy Podcast places the spotlight on pharmacists and those within the pharmacy profession who are stepping outside the box in the healthcare space. These individuals portray the many different paths within the pharmacy profession and we want to showcase their amazing stories and talents! The Mix it Up: Pharmacy Podcast is sponsored by Innovation Compounding - a sterile and nonsterile 503a compounding pharmacy licensed in 49 states.
 
A Compounding Pharmacy Government Affairs Podcast. Informing both 503A and 503B compounders on the ever-changing political landscape. MEDISCA has actively solidified its role as a leader in the industry, not only for innovation and quality, but for playing an instrumental role in the advancement of compounding related issues before the FDA. The goal of the Pharmacy Legislative Advocacy Group (PhLAG) is simple, to ensure that every Pharmacy/Outsourcing Facility has a platform to learn, partic ...
 
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The pet population can pose challenges when attempting to administer commercially available oral medications. Irregular tablet sizes and unflavored or unpalatable medications can make administration to pets difficult. Many people are unaware that compounded drugs provide tailored and flavored medication options as reasonable alternatives for approp…
 
This episode we are talking about an area that we don’t hear much about. It has to do with some of the ambiguity on quality and process in the proposed FDA guidance for the industry on the current good manufacturing practice the guide for human compounding outsourcing facilities under Section 503B. Specifically we are discussing the Vial Capping pr…
 
Part 2: In our last episode with Darshan and compliance for your sales team, we covered fair market value the False Claims Act and the anti kickback law. During this installment Darshan will review cases of pharmacies that are under investigation why the fines and penalties associated with their transgressions and how marketers can get in sued for …
 
We talk a lot about compliance usually its compliance within the pharmacy. Today I have Darshan Kulkarni from the Kulkarni law firm talking about compliance with your sales team. Since there's so much information to impart this topic is broken into two sections during the first one Darshan will discuss some of the key regulations regarding fair mar…
 
My guest today is Robert MacArthur Pharmacy Director at the Rockefeller University Hospital. Robert has been involved in the drug industry for about 33 years and has a wealth of experience from working in pharma as well as pharmacies and academia. I was excited to speak with him about this topic because I like to explore subjects from different ang…
 
Pharmacists can do more than help you understand medications. When you reach out to a pharmacist for consultation, they not only look at what medications you're on, but also how they interact with each other; if there are any risks associated with the drugs; and even your medical history, laboratory results, and current state of hormone health. In …
 
This week we are talking to Rachel Simmons, the General Manager of Stanley Specialty Pharmacy. Rachel is part of our series on Tech2Leaders. This is a focus on technicians expanding their roles in compounding pharmacies. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. Leave us a voice mail on our site pharmasalon.com/podcsts and don’t forget to su…
 
We're here today to talk about BHRT and the potential FDA restrictions on the delivery of these therapies that will result in decreased patient access. Rachael Pontikes and Emily Hussey are going to give us an update on what's going on. We're going to be talking about this a little bit more at the event in October, the grand salon, but I thought it…
 
In my role I am always hearing about the importance of the industry to achieve the highest standards of quality. This obviously effects interactions with state boards and the FDA as well as patients and the publics perception of the industry. Through out the years we have had many sessions on achieving quality through process and procedure. Today w…
 
We all know that the adoption of USP 800 has been banging around for what seems like ages. I have been talking to people like Bryan about it for over a year. Bryan and I specifically have been discussing the budgeting issues and misconceptions there are regarding upgrading to USP 800, so I was particularly excited to do this podcast. I think it’s a…
 
As many of us have, I've been discussing USP 800. For what feels like years now, which is saying something because I've not been in the compounding space for that long. There's so many issues involved. The one I hear most often probably because it's the most expensive is how does a pharmacist who doesn't know anything about construction, carpentry,…
 
Today, you are going to hear from a pharmacist who is advancing the practice of healthcare through her work in a distinct service group called Medication Therapy Management or MTM. Listen as Dr. Karmen Stephens talks about her work to improve the health of patients and the efficiency of the healthcare systems through a person-centric model of pharm…
 
We are having this conversation on blockchain technology. Its something I have been interested in and following for several years now. I was talking with Syed Saleem about his October presentation on qualifying equipment and products within the supply chain, and it got me thinking about big pharma, and how they are trying to address counterfeit dru…
 
Pharmacists pledge public health. Dr. Carlos Irula joins us on the podcast to talk about his experience in utilizing the pharmacy profession to advance public health and wellness throughout his community and state. Listen and be inspired by his work to be a voice for the poor and expand access to patients in need of medications! Guest Speaker Bio C…
 
A few weeks ago, I was speaking with a friend who works in private equity, she told me about a firm that was moving into the 503A compounding pharmacy space, I was intrigued by what it was they were looking to do and how they were going to do it. Given the massive amount of expenses and regulation that are facing the community. I was wondering how …
 
This episode is with Carlos Aquino fromPharmaDiversion. I've been privy to many of Carlos his stories over the years. They're always entertaining and really shine a light on the missteps that happen in both 503A and 503B compounding pharmacies. I asked Carlos if he would like to talk about some of those issues that he sees while doing DEA mock insp…
 
In this podcast, we're talking with Azizi Ray, who was a student of Mercer University College of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia at the time of the interview. Listen and learn as she shares her experience in preparing for a thesis defense as a dual Pharm.D./Ph.D. Behavioral Pharmacology candidate. She will answer questions about the opportunities and …
 
I am very I'm very excited about this episode. One of the topics that I have been exploring for our upcoming salon is moving technicians up through the ranks into leadership roles. I love big picture ideas and things that have to do with culture and cultural changes so I am naturally excited about this this issue. At our October event we're going t…
 
My guest today is from Infuserve America, a 503A that has a division that focuses on investigational drugs, otherwise known as clinical trials. I was first introduced to this idea by some associates at a pharmaceutical company, they told me how they struggled to find 503A's to work with due to a variety of reasons. Some are because of misconception…
 
Welcome to part two of our talk on how to integrate compliance procedures into business activities with Karla Palmer, Director at Hyman Phelps and McNamara. Kimberly Kiefer, Director of regulatory affairs at Empower Pharmacy, and Travis Leeah, VP of clinical services and pharmacists in charge at QuVa Pharma. In our last episode, we discussed the ch…
 
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.[1] An estimated 26 million adults in the U.S. have diagnosed diabetes, 9.4 million adults have undiagnosed diabetes, and 91.8 million adults have prediabetes. [2] 42.4% of adults are clinically obese. [3] Thankfully, with th…
 
Welcome to another episode in our series on partnering for growth. In this installment I continue my conversation with Greg McKetrick from Stanley Pharmacy about looking outside your organization for growth opportunities. After a discussion about expanding your reach and your community Greg and I got to talking about a company that has become parti…
 
This episode for 503Bs has to do with compliance. I know this is a big issue that has a lot of complexity and is a constant source of training and conversation. Since compliance is so integral to the operation of a compounding pharmacy I was having lots of discussions on staff training, procedures, sops etc. and it got me thinking, what is the best…
 
I wanted to explore how compounding pharmacies can grow their business. I know, particularly with 503A’s that compounding pharmacies are looking for new ways to increase revenue and I became intrigued with the idea of finding new markets that a pharmacy may not have initially intended when they opened for business. One of the things that I want to …
 
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound derived from the cannabis plant. CBD has been used for centuries to treat various illnesses and ailments because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Today, patients ask about CBD to help with everything from pain relief, anxiety, and depression, to sleep disturbances, menstrual symptoms, acne, and more! We believ…
 
Women are facing the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. Nowhere is this more evident than in the workplace. In this episode, we'll be talking with Lyssa Martelly, PharmD, wife, mother, and clinical pharmacist, about how she maintains a balance as the demands at work and home become more demanding. Guest Speaker Bio Lyssa Martelly, PharmD started he…
 
On this PhLAG episode, Philip, Aaron and Steven discuss the following topics: 1. New Compounding Book: New England Compounding Center Tragedy 2. MOU Lawsuit Update 3. NASEM cBHRT Report 4. FDA Compounding Warnings: Dietary Supplement Issue 5. FDA Outlook: 2021 Guidance Documents Send your PhLAG related questions to: govaffairs@medisca.com Follow Me…
 
The World Health Organisation has defined pharmacovigilance as "The science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding, and prevention of adverse effects or any other possible drug-related problem." In this episode, we're discussing adverse drug event prevention and the study of pharmacovigilance with pharmacist and researc…
 
In this episode of the Mix It Up! Pharmacy Podcast, we're going to play a short segment from our Innovation Institute of Online Training & Education webinar series on Sexual Medicine. Listen as Dr. Michael Krychman, a board-certified OB-GYN and clinical sexual counselor, presents "Sexual Medicine: History and Physical Exam" as the third webinar in …
 
In this episode of the Mix It Up! Pharmacy Podcast, we're going to play a short segment from our Innovation Institute of Online Training & Education webinar series on Sexual Medicine. Listen as Dr. Michael Krychman, a board-certified OB-GYN and clinical sexual counselor, presents "Sexual Medicine: History and Physical Exam" as the second webinar in…
 
In this episode of the Mix It Up! Pharmacy Podcast, we're going to play a short segment from our Innovation Institute of Online Training & Education webinar series on Sexual Medicine. Listen as Dr. Michael Krychman, a board-certified OB-GYN and clinical sexual counselor, presents "Sexual Medicine: History and Physical Exam" as the first webinar in …
 
In this episode, we’re going to talk with AllerScripts, Director of Allergy, Robert Erskine, to touch on Sublingual Immunotherapy, also called SLIT. Learn how it can be an effective form of treatment when looking to reduce patients' sensitivity to allergens. Robert Erskine received a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology from Texas A&M University an…
 
In this episode, we’re going to talk with AllerScripts, Director of Allergy, Robert Erskine, to touch on Subcutaneous Immunotherapy, also called SCIT. Learn how it can be an effective form of treatment when looking to reduce patients' sensitivity to allergens. Robert Erskine received a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology from Texas A&M University …
 
Immunotherapy refers to treatment and management plans that train the immune system to act differently than it normally would—for example, treating your immune system not to react to allergens. There are multiple types of immunotherapy used for allergies, and in this podcast episode, we're going to speak with AllerScripts, Director of Allergy, Robe…
 
On Episode 1 of PhLAG 2021, the guys return for another season of the Pharmacy Legislative Advocacy Group! On this segment, Philip, Aaron and Steven are joined by Antonio Ciaccia, CEO of 46brooklyn Research & APhA’s Senior Director for Disruptive Innovation and Practice Transformation. Follow Medisca here: LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/35wpKwn Facebook:…
 
Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. From capsules to injectables and even topical creams, compounded medications can improve patients' quality of life by offering them a personalized approach to reaching their desired goals for health. Many diet plans fail because they do not provide real an…
 
With the pharmacy profession consistently changing and evolving, it becomes apparent that pharmacists' leadership is instrumental in advancing patient health and healthcare systems. On a global scale, pharmacists are in the driver's seat when it comes to advocating for the right to safe and effective medication on behalf of their patients. In this …
 
Holiday weight gain is a well-studied phenomenon. Researchers have found that people gain about a pound from November to January. It may not seem like much, but small weight gains have a way of adding up over the years. Without a plan, it can be difficult to resist sugary treats or consuming too many carbohydrates. In this episode, we'll be talking…
 
In this podcast, Pharmacist Tara Thompson co-host a special Movember edition of the Mix It Up Pharmacy Podcast with sexual health counselor and healthcare practitioner Dr. Heather Quaile, founder of The Sexual Health Optimization and Wellness (SHOW) Center. Across the globe, the Movember campaign seeks to change the face of men's health by encourag…
 
In celebration of National Pharmacy Week, we want to acknowledge the invaluable contributions that pharmacists, pharmacy assistants, and all staff in pharmacy departments make to patient care. Today, we want to recognize future leaders in pharmacy by talking with student Savannah Cunningham who was about her experience in pharmacy school and the ad…
 
In celebration of National Pharmacy Week, we want to acknowledge the invaluable contributions that pharmacists, pharmacy assistants, and all staff in pharmacy departments make to patient care. In a previous episode, we spoke with a pharmacy student about the experience of attending a college of pharmacy. Today, we'll talk about making the transitio…
 
In celebration of National Pharmacy Week, we want to acknowledge the invaluable contributions that pharmacists, pharmacy assistants, and all staff in pharmacy departments make to patient care. A quality-based program is vital in every compounding pharmacy to ensure that each preparation is compounded properly and is stable for its expected duration…
 
In celebration of National Pharmacy Week, we want to acknowledge the invaluable contributions that pharmacists, pharmacy assistants, and all staff in pharmacy departments make to patient care. In a previous episode, we spoke with Pharmacist Casey Greene about his work and leadership in implementing quality-based programs in pharmacy. In this episod…
 
In celebration of National Pharmacy Week, we want to acknowledge the invaluable contributions that pharmacists, pharmacy assistants, and all staff in pharmacy departments make to patient care. Today, pharmacists are caring for more individuals of diverse age, gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, and health be…
 
In celebration of National Pharmacy Week, we want to acknowledge the invaluable contributions that pharmacists, pharmacy assistants, and all staff in pharmacy departments make to patient care. Today, we're speaking with Shawn Hodges, President & CEO of Innovation Compounding pharmacy, about the pharmacy profession's importance, pharmacy leadership,…
 
Welcome to Innovation Compounding! Our first episode is just an "about us" from the pharmacy to our providers. We go over details about our pharmacy, what we do, and who we are. We also navigate through our website and showcase the important points there. www.innovationcompounding.com Follow us on Social! F: https://www.facebook.com/innovationcompo…
 
Listen as President and CEO of Innovation Compounding, Shawn Hodges, PharmD. discusses the ways that Innovation Compounding Pharmacy is helping combat the COVID-19 pandemic. He discusses what the pharmacy is doing for providers, pharmacists, patients, employees, and local businesses as an essential healthcare facility. www.innovationcompounding.com…
 
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