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The Mortar & Pestle is a podcast for all things compounding pharmacy. Its goal is to educate listeners on a wide variety of subjects that affect compounding pharmacies and the patients they serve, including clinical information, regulatory developments and marketing best practices, among others. Co-hosted by Mike DeLisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh.

The Mortar & Pestle PCCA - The Leader in Compounding Pharmacy

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The Mortar & Pestle is a podcast for all things compounding pharmacy. Its goal is to educate listeners on a wide variety of subjects that affect compounding pharmacies and the patients they serve, including clinical information, regulatory developments and marketing best practices, among others. Co-hosted by Mike DeLisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh.

    Scar Therapy with Sara Hover

    Scar Therapy with Sara Hover

    Sara Hover, RPh, FAARM, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to discuss scar therapy. They discuss how compounding specifically has an advantage when it comes to scarring and the best products for scar treatment.

    • 33 min
    Episode 73: Dermatology Compounding Options with Ranel Larsen

    Episode 73: Dermatology Compounding Options with Ranel Larsen

    PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist Ranel Larsen, PharmD, RPh, joins co-host Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate) to discuss her experience with dermatological issues and how she has helped patients with a variety of compounding options.

    • 39 min
    The Art of Flavoring with Fabiana Banov

    The Art of Flavoring with Fabiana Banov

    Fabiana Banov, RPh, MS., Senior Formulation Pharmacist at PCCA, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate) to discuss how she joined PCCA, her role, and how the PCCA Flavoring Guide was developed. They also discuss the intricacies of flavoring and how it can help compliance from patients - both human and veterinary.

    • 36 min
    Access to Compounded Eye Care Medications with David Glasser, MD

    Access to Compounded Eye Care Medications with David Glasser, MD

    David Glasser, MD, Secretary for Federal Affairs at American Academy of Ophthalmology, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to discuss the AAO's to preserve access to compounded eye care medications and how compounding pharmacies can help patients.

    • 32 min
    Choosing the Right Base with Beau Harger

    Choosing the Right Base with Beau Harger

    Beau Harger, PharmD, Clinical Compounding Pharmacist at PCCA, joins host Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to discuss the process of choosing the right base when compounding. They also walk through how the different bases available from PCCA can work in different scenarios to best help patients.

    • 43 min
    Community Pharmacies and the Pandemic with Ronna Hauser

    Community Pharmacies and the Pandemic with Ronna Hauser

    This episode was recorded prior to FDA extending the deadline for states to sign the Memorandum of Understanding regarding shipping of human compounds.     States now have until October of 2022 to make their decision regarding the MOU. 


    Ronna Hauser, PharmD, NCPA Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs Operations, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to discuss the role community pharmacies have played in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. They also discuss how the pandemic has altered the way pharmacies have to operate along with how they have adapted in the ever-changing environment.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Nour Kinj ,

Compounding Specialist, pharmacy intern

I am addicted to this podcast. I discovered it one week ago and since then I hear an episode every morning while driving to work( to compound 😁)being on a tight budget is not allowing me to participate in any training but the podcast is giving me information about what to search for and learn by my own every day after work. Thank you 🙏

CompoundingisLife ,

Excellent Content

This is what the compounding world needed and as always PCCA delivers. Well timed and relevant content that compounders around the world will benefit from.

Aldillo ,

Thank you

Love it, every episode is very encouraging, I can’t wait to listen to the next one, great job, thank you, I can’t wait......

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