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This podcast is all about the Pharmacist leveraging the power of Pharmacogenomics. PGX for Pharmacists is a member of the Pharmacy Podcast Network. Pharmacogenomics is the study of the role of the genome in drug response. Its name (pharmaco- + genomics) reflects its combining of pharmacology and genomics. Pharmacogenomics analyzes how the genetic makeup of an individual affects his/her response to drugs. It deals with the influence of acquired and inherited genetic variation on drug response in patients by correlating gene expression or single-nucleotide polymorphisms with pharmacokinetics (drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination) and pharmacodynamics (effects mediated through a drug's biological targets).

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This podcast is all about the Pharmacist leveraging the power of Pharmacogenomics. PGX for Pharmacists is a member of the Pharmacy Podcast Network. Pharmacogenomics is the study of the role of the genome in drug response. Its name (pharmaco- + genomics) reflects its combining of pharmacology and genomics. Pharmacogenomics analyzes how the genetic makeup of an individual affects his/her response to drugs. It deals with the influence of acquired and inherited genetic variation on drug response in patients by correlating gene expression or single-nucleotide polymorphisms with pharmacokinetics (drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination) and pharmacodynamics (effects mediated through a drug's biological targets).

    Polypharmacy and PGx Guided Therapy in PTSD | PGx For Pharmacist

    Polypharmacy and PGx Guided Therapy in PTSD | PGx For Pharmacist

    Dr. Larry Shapiro is a clinical psychologist that started back in 1990 but quote on quote retired to become a financial advisor. He was having a discussion with his brother one day, who was a career officer in the Army, returning from Afghanistan. That make Dr. Shapiro to re-think about his contributions to his community, so he got his license back, trained in military trauma, and started again as a psychologist in 2014. He started at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute specializing in treatment of OCD, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, simple phobias, depression, and combat trauma. Last year he attended the annual Boston Trauma Conference and heard for the first time about the use of psychedelic medicines for treatment of trauma. So after a 150 hour certification program at Integrative Psychiatry Institute he became certified in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy which now is part of his current practice. Just this year in January he went into private practice so he can focus more on psychedelics. He is also an adjunct instructor in the department of psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis and a clinical consultant for psilocybin research at Healthy Minds Lab at Washington University.
    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which is one of the most common psychiatric disorders which affects about 8 million adults at some point in their lifetime in the United States. But it is not clear as to why only some people who experience a traumatic event develop PTSD. Some people say it’s a social construct but in the largest and most diverse genetic study of PTSD to date, scientists from University of California San Diego School of Medicine and more than 130 additional institutions participating in the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium found that PTSD has a strong genetic component similar to other psychiatric disorders. Genetics seem to accounts for between 5 and 20 percent of the variability in PTSD risk following a traumatic event.

    Resources: https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2019-10-08-study-reveals-ptsd-has-strong-genetic-component.aspx
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    • 47 min
    Research Data Validates the Value of Pharmacists Providing Consult Reports to Support Pharmacogenomics Report Interpretation: An Interview with the Research Investigators

    Research Data Validates the Value of Pharmacists Providing Consult Reports to Support Pharmacogenomics Report Interpretation: An Interview with the Research Investigators

    Significant challenges to widescale clinical implementation of PGx include a lack of physician experience using PGx test data or confidence in interpreting PGx test data and integrating the data into the medication therapy management process. For PGx to be most impactful, prescribers must consider PGx data within the context of other non-genetic patient-specific factors. Pharmacists may help prescribers with PGx test data by creating a summary of medication therapy management recommendations for the patient that streamlines PGx report flags and identifies other pharmacotherapy interventions the pharmacist recognizes while applying non-genetic patient-specific data to the PGx test data.

    In this episode of the PGx for Pharmacists podcast, Dr. Becky Winslow discusses the research study, "Pharmacist Consult Reports to Support Pharmacogenomics Report Interpretation," with two of the research investigators, Dr. Anna Langerveld and Dr. David Bright. Dr. Langerveld and Dr. Bright share how this research adds to the growing evidence that clinical pharmacists can help improve the utility of PGx and prescribing. They also share how their study described a process for reducing PGx laboratory report information to a single page of patient-specific clinical recommendations. Lastly, they share that while clinical decision support tools are becoming more routine for pharmacogenomic management, the pharmacists in this study reduced the number of report-based alerts independent of sophisticated clinical decision support informatics.

    Anna Langerveld, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of Genemarkers, a contract research organization and CLIA/CAP certified testing laboratory specializing in genomics. Anna received her B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Binghamton and her Ph.D. from the Interdisciplinary Program in Neurosciences at Tulane University. After receiving her Ph.D., Anna served as a Research Assistant Professor at Western Michigan University. She founded Genemarkers in 2008. Under her leadership, Michigan Celebrates Small Business recognized the Company as one of the Top 50 Michigan Companies to watch.
    Anna is an author of peer-reviewed publications, an NIH grant recipient, and an invited speaker at a wide range of national meetings. Anna currently serves as an adjunct professor and an advisory board member for the Manchester University pharmacogenomics program and holds a community faculty position at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.
    Anna has been instrumental in developing strategic community partnerships to implement the use of genomics in clinical care, with a particular focus on mental health and underserved populations.

    Dr. David Bright is a Professor of Pharmacy at Ferris State University, where he has taught therapeutics and medication therapy management. He received his PharmD degree from the University of Toledo, completed a community pharmacy residency with Kroger Pharmacy and the University of Toledo, and served on the faculty at the Ohio Northern University as a community pharmacy residency program director. His research has primarily involved the pragmatic implementation and improvement of non-dispensing pharmacy services, particularly in the outpatient setting. Most recently, that has involved the integration of pharmacogenomics into clinical practice through community pharmacy and ambulatory care practice models.

    Research discussed in the podcast episode:
    Bright D, Saadeh C, DeVuyst-Miller S, Sohn M, Choker A, Langerveld A. Pharmacist Consult Reports to Support Pharmacogenomics Report Interpretation. Pharmgenomics Pers Med. 2020 Dec 10;13:719-724. doi: 10.2147/PGPM.S276687. PMID: 33328756; PMCID: PMC7735940. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7735940/
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    • 49 min
    Physician-Pharmacist Collaboration At Its Best | PGX For Pharmacists

    Physician-Pharmacist Collaboration At Its Best | PGX For Pharmacists

    Dr. Sandra Awaida is a clinical pharmacist that has been practicing in the US since 1999. She worked as an attending pharmacist at the Massachusetts General hospital which is a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital in the intensive care unit and internal medicine department where she also served on the pharmacy residency advisory committee, the MGH pharmacy research committee and a writer to the MGH pharmacy newsletter. She joined Novartis Canada working on new product launches, developing medical content and speaking on national meetings. Her passion for clinical pharmacy led her on to teach at several universities in the US and abroad until she found her calling when she founded a private cardiology practice where she incorporated Chronic Care Management, Remote Patient Monitoring or RPM and PGx. She is the founder of PreciGenX, LLC. Since 2008, she has worked to advance the non traditional role of pharmacists in medical practices and is a is a huge advocate of a preventative approach to patient care. She is constantly looking to create value by marrying cutting-edge innovative services with the highest evidence-based medicine to achieve the best outcome for her patients and increase ROI or Return of Investment for physicians. And of course she has been mentoring and coaching others to be able to do the same.
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    • 43 min
    Camille Schrier - Miss America's Mental Health Journey | PGX For Pharmacsts

    Camille Schrier - Miss America's Mental Health Journey | PGX For Pharmacsts

    Camille Schrier, Miss America 2020 is currently pursuing her Pharmacy degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She completed a dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and systems biology. Camille blew up the onstage talent competition with a highly engaging and entertaining version of the “catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide,” Ok let me repeat that. catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide, and that won her Miss Virginia in June of 2019 and then Miss America in December 2019 live on NBC. While competing for the job, Camille wanted it known that “Miss America can be a scientist and a scientist can be Miss America.”
    She is not only the first woman to win the title using science as a talent, but also as the only Miss America to speak in the General Assembly of the UN, to become grounded by a global pandemic, and be asked to serve for two full years as a direct result of COVID-19.
    Since then Camille has focused on advocating for her social initiative which is called “Mind Your Meds: Drug Safety and Abuse Prevention from Pediatrics to Geriatrics” with a major focus on the opioid epidemic, as well as for exciting youth in the areas of STEM. Just last year, Camille launched her own science educational brand called “Her Royal Scientist”, which furthers her goal to inspire and educate youth and normalize females in science roles. She also works to raise awareness of the genetic condition that impacts her life, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
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    • 43 min
    National Adverse Drug Event Awareness Day Featuring The Right Drug Dose Act | PGX For Pharmacists

    National Adverse Drug Event Awareness Day Featuring The Right Drug Dose Act | PGX For Pharmacists

    In recognition of National Adverse Drug Event Awareness Day, March 24, 2022, Dr. Becky Winslow, CEO of inGENEious RX Precision Medicine Consultants, and Dr. Behnaz Sarrami, PGx Medical Science Liaison of Missouri Pharmacogenomics Consulting, teamed up to cohost a special live episode of the PGx for Pharmacists Podcast.

    In this episode, Dr. Winslow and Dr. Sarrami interview Ms. Kristine Ashcraft, STRIPE Steering Committee member; former CEO and founder of YouScript; director of medical affairs at Invitae; a BIS Research recognized top 25 leading voice in precision medicine; and author of multiple publications on both the clinical and economic benefits of PGx testing, and Ms. Rachel Brummert, Special Government Employee (SGE) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; contributor at Drugwatch and Medshadow Foundation; and nationally recognized patient safety advocate who has turned the pain she suffered from an adverse drug event into her purpose.

    Topics discussed in this episode include:

    The financial and clinical costs resulting from adverse drug events' (ADEs) morbidity and mortality.

    Pharmacogenomic testing as a tool to mitigate ADEs.

    The Right Drug Dose Now Act which was recently introduced by Representatives Swalwell and Emmer and whose intent is to update the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention to include funding for pharmacogenomics testing advocacy.
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    • 42 min
    Clinical Decision Support Software: A Key Tool for Optimizing Population Health Level Pharmacogenomics Programs | PGx For Pharmacist

    Clinical Decision Support Software: A Key Tool for Optimizing Population Health Level Pharmacogenomics Programs | PGx For Pharmacist

    Episode Description:
    On this episode, Dr. Jeffrey Shaman, Chief Science Officer at Coriell Life Sciences, and I discuss the importance of population health level pharmacogenomics versus one time pharmacogenomics tests and how clinical decision support software that integrates pharmacogenomics data into patients’ medication therapy management is a key tool to optimize population health level pharmacogenomics programs.
    References:
    1. Real-World Impact of a Pharmacogenomics-Enriched Comprehensive Medication Management Program https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4426/12/3/421
    2. Idiopathic Symptoms Resolved by Pharmacogenomics-Enriched Comprehensive Medication Management: A Case Report https://www.cureus.com/articles/81096-idiopathic-symptoms-resolved-by-pharmacogenomics-enriched-comprehensive-medication-management-a-case-report
    3. Consequences of CYP2D6 Copy-Number Variation for Pharmacogenomics in Psychiatry https://www.coriell.com/resources/consequences-of-cyp2d6-copy-number-variation-for-pharmacogenomics-in-psychiatry/
    4. The Coriell personalized medicine collaborative pharmacogenomics appraisal, evidence scoring and interpretation system https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3978656/
    5. ASP Establishes March 24th as National Adverse Drug Event Awareness Day https://www.stopadr.org/blog/asp-establishes-march-24-as-national-adverse-drug-event-awareness-day-launches-awareness-campaign
    Guest’s Bio:
    Jeffrey A. Shaman, PhD, MS, is the Chief Science Officer at Coriell Life Sciences (CLS), an international leader in precision medicine. Leveraging extensive experience in genetics and pharmacology, he is a leading expert in the rapidly evolving field of pharmacogenomics (PGx), the study of how an individual’s DNA impacts his or her response to medication. Most importantly, Dr. Shaman plays a critical role in bridging the gap between genetic science and clinical application. This includes translating decades of cutting-edge genetic research into actionable insights on the safest and most effective medications for individuals based on their unique DNA and dozens of other factors.
    Driven to advance public health, Dr. Shaman is focused on enabling the delivery of personalized medicine at scale and empowering the most precise medical care worldwide. He consults with large employers, public and private payer organizations, healthcare systems, academic institutions, and laboratories around the globe, advising them on how to eliminate trial-and-error prescribing, improve population health, and control rising healthcare costs
    Dr. Shaman is dedicated to setting the industry standard for PGx and pioneering new advancements in the field. Along with his team, he actively researches and presents findings in top peer-reviewed journals and at leading industry events. He is an active member of the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC), Standardizing Laboratory Practices in Pharmacogenomics (STRIPE) Collaborative Community, Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC), Pharmacogenomics Global Research Network (PGRN), and other organizations.
    Dr. Shaman holds a doctoral degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, where his research centered on DNA, epigenetics, and nuclear structure and function. He earned his Master of Science degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Cell & Developmental Biology. Dr. Shaman held a faculty position at the University of Hawai‘i Institute of Biogenesis Research before serving a fellowship at Harvard Medical School and implementing a translational research program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation.
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    • 31 min

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The webinars were really nice and touch the professionals as pharmacist issues nowadays. I would like to highlight point and hope you guys bring someone who can or he may can help with issue of pharmacy education and how schools now focus the generarte pharmacist as dispenser or clinical pharmacist ( with very limited knowledge & clinically ). I’m old pharmacy school system and pharmacy has a lot of area where the pharmacist must lead those such as function medicine, herb medicine, food medicine, Food drug interaction, genetic Side effects , medicinal chemistry of drugs, natural products, quality control pharmaceutical products- and so on.

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Change the title if you are not going to talk about genomics. Some pharmacists are looking for new career paths- certificates, training, opportunities ** not discussions about we what we already do

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