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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 RevUp! 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 RevUp! Pharmacy Podcast is sponsored by Innovation Compounding - a sterile and nonsterile 503a compounding pharmacy licensed in 49 states.
 
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Marketing your pharmacy or small business is not something that is taught in pharmacy school or the medical field in general! Today, we hear from Bridget Hanna of Independent Edge Consulting. Bridget's passion for the profession and background in compounding pharmacy and marketing puts her in a very unique position to understand what is required wh…
 
Listen as we highlight another amazing pharmacist who is "stepping out of the box" in the pharmacy profession and is discussing the ins and outs of low dose naltrexone, it benefits in the body, and current medical uses and literature. Pharmacist Michelle Moser, of Makers Pharmacy in Mount Vernon, is an expert in the pharmacology of low dose naltrex…
 
Today I am happy to be talking to Wendy Hagwood from Triangle compounding pharmacy. We are continuing our conversation on veterinary compounding. For this episode I wanted to focus on the regulatory environment that is going to be facing veterinary compounders. Wendy is a wealth of knowledge on those and she also tells us great stories that include…
 
In this episode, we're talking with Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Lori Harrison about IV Nutritional Therapy and how you can use IV/IM Nutrition to grow your practice or clinic. Traditionally used in emergency department environments to replenish dehydrated patients, IV/IM Nutrition is now known to help patients with a wide range of …
 
Today we are talking about hospitals vetting 503Bs. I was speaking with Lou Diorio a few weeks ago and he mentioned that this is something that he is seeing hospitals struggling with. I just want to say that was recently speaking with someone during the course of my research into topics for this podcast and future conferences and this is one of the…
 
In the Spring of 2021, several states added USP <800> to their on-site inspections, catching pharmacies in those states off guard. At first, state inspectors were very lenient. But as 2021 was coming to an end, more state boards and inspectors became more stringent. So what are state board inspectors looking for? Join us to find out. This is part 1…
 
Today we are talking about Lean Six Sigma. This is an important management and process improvement strategy and I thought it would be useful to cover some of the major principles. It can be applied to 503As, 503bBs and Hospitals. This is part of a series that will be ACPE accredited when we are done. At that point I will post a link to where you ge…
 
Guidance on Essentially a Copy for 503B Outsourcing Facilities Learning Objectives 1. Describe the decision tree to evaluate if a compounded preparation is essentially a copy. 2. Identify, when given a preparation, if the drug shortage exclusion applies. 3. Recognize, when given a preparation, if the Clinical Need exclusion applies. CE accredited f…
 
In this episode, we're talking with Dr. Casey Green about the controversial vitamin, vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid. We will take a deep dive into how vitamin C works in our bodies, why it is important, common myths surrounding ascorbic acid, and low/high dosing of vitamin C. Guest Speaker Bio Casey Greene, PharmD, IFMCP is a clinical pharm…
 
Welcome, today we are talking with Devin Wallace about the predicament many veterinary only compounders are going to find themselves in – which will be a situation similar to human compounding post 2012 – which is increased regulation and enforcement by a combination of the FDA, State Pharmacy Boards and Veterinary Boards. This is the beginning of …
 
Over the past few months, I have been getting requests to talk about air and surface sampling for environmental monitoring programs. And with the release of USP 797 revisions there still isn’t much guidance on choosing locations and your cant you can’t sample every surface in your cleanroom; you have to choose strategic spaces. So, I thought I woul…
 
I am pleased to bring you this lecture by Kris Le from Amicus cGMP for organizations who want to expand their business and need to efficiently scale production. The lecture covers ways to review methods to assess your current capabilities, understand how to determine barriers to scale evaluate ways to develop a production URS and learn how to impro…
 
In this episode, we're talking with Dr. Sierra Richard, a women's health pharmacist dedicated to helping empower women to take control of their health and wellness by equipping them with the knowledge and power to ask questions. Learn about her role in women's care from behind the pharmacy counter of a hospital, and what's she's doing in her spare …
 
Garbing and Behavior Considerations for Those Servicing USP 797 Customers Podcast with Abby Roth from Critical Point Nearly every certification company Abby has worked with has at some point had viable results come back from the lab that are off the charts. It may be something like 120 CFU/m3 of Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, and Corynebacterium spec…
 
In the last year or so there has been an explosion of the use of telehealth due to the pandemic. Along with that I've heard there are legal complexities for compounding pharmacies employing the technology. I saw an article written by Emily Hussey from Reed Smith in Law 360 and I thought it would be great to go over the legal pitfalls and risks for …
 
Pharmacists are an integral part of the healthcare team and can provide proactive care for patients. Medications may produce unwanted side effects or have a negative impact on nutritional wellness. Pharmacists can help to overcome this by providing information about how to prevent or manage these side effects through dietary supplements. In this po…
 
This weeks episode is about perpetual versus continuous inventory. Carlos has seen a lot of problems and confusion with this. Pharmacists, Whether they are e doing dispensing with commercial or, or compound, it doesn't matter he says, they don't keep track of their control substances where they should, and its due to the confusing way the regulatio…
 
This is another episode on our Tech2Leader series. I know its currently a hot topic, raising the profile and opportunities of technicians. Which is why I love bringing these stories of people who started out as a technician and were able to blaze a path to leadership roles How to Integrate Compliance Procedures into Business Activities Part1: https…
 
This is a another 3-part episode. Throughout the years there has been a lot of talk about moving from a 503A to a 503B compounding pharmacy. I know there are a lot of pros and cons, as there are to changing any business model. In this series we are going to hear Kim Kieffer talk about Empowers move to a 503B and what are the considerations when con…
 
In this episode, we're continuing our conversation about BHRT. We have with us two pharmacy owners who have been talking to the public about BHRT the FDA and how what is going on will affect patients as well as 503A pharmacist. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/pharmasalon)By Peter Koshland, Jim Hrncir
 
Your skin is your body's largest organ, so it's essential to take good care of it. Each November, we celebrate Healthy Skin Month, and in this episode, we're talking with a doctor of pharmacy who combined a passion for medicine with a life-long love of nature and natural healing. Listen as Dr. Allyson Brennan shares her path from the pharmacy to th…
 
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…
 
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