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The PharmCast is a place where we talk all things pharmacy and wellness….policy, people and the profession. It is one of the many ways we work to fulfill our mission to strengthen the profession of pharmacy, advocate for all pharmacists and promote excellence in pharmacy practice.

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The PharmCast Aliyah Horton

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The PharmCast is a place where we talk all things pharmacy and wellness….policy, people and the profession. It is one of the many ways we work to fulfill our mission to strengthen the profession of pharmacy, advocate for all pharmacists and promote excellence in pharmacy practice.

Please like and subscribe to the podcast.

Follow Maryland Pharmacists Association on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available for the Pharmcast.

    015 MedWise Science – Leading Technology from Tabula Rasa HealthCare | The PharmCast

    015 MedWise Science – Leading Technology from Tabula Rasa HealthCare | The PharmCast

    Mindy Smith has worn many hats during her career, serving as a community pharmacist, executive director, and chief executive officer for various organizations and associations in the pharmaceutical industry. She is now the Senior Vice President Professional Services for Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC), a healthcare technology company providing medication safety solutions that empower healthcare professionals and consumers to optimize medication regimens, combating medication overload, and reducing adverse drug events.

    In this episode, Mindy discusses TRHC’s and MPhA’s recent partnership to promote MedWise Science, a unique software platform that identifies accumulative multi-drug interactions to help manage patients’ medication regimens. Developed by TRHC, MedWise is a vital technology tool that will help pharmacists care for their patients like they’ve never been able to before. THRC is continuing to build relationships with pharmaceutical associations and community pharmacies to reach patients across the nation.

    Mindy Smith can be found on LinkedIn at Mindy D. Smith.

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    014 Esprit de Corps in Community Pharmacy - A Conversation with Mike Wysong | The PharmCast

    014 Esprit de Corps in Community Pharmacy - A Conversation with Mike Wysong | The PharmCast

    Mike Wysong is a firm believer in esprit de corps, by which he defines as people collectively working together for the betterment of others. With a career spanning nearly 30 years, Mike is confident that esprit de corps is at the core of all those who choose a career in the pharmaceutical and/or healthcare industry.

    Mike is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CARE Pharmacies Cooperative Inc., a growing independent pharmaceutical retail chain having served communities for more than 60 years. During his tenure, CARE Pharmacies has been named on the National Retail Federation (NRF) Hot 100 Retailers List five out of the last six years.

    In this episode, Mike Wysong discusses his journey in the healthcare industry and details the dedication he’s witnessed from pharmacist and other healthcare professionals, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mike also shares a compelling perspective on the importance of leadership in community pharmacy and adjusting to challenges COVID-19 continues to present for community, retail, and specialty pharmacy.

    Mike Wysong can be found on the following social media platform:

    Facebook: Michael Wysong

    Twitter: @MWysong55

    LinkedIn: Mike Wysong

    #MPhA #ThePharmcast #community #healthcare #pharmacy


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    013 The Normalization of CBD with Meroe Rabieifar | The PharmCast

    013 The Normalization of CBD with Meroe Rabieifar | The PharmCast

    This episode is a conversation with Meroe Rabieifar a multi-hat wearing pharmacist and entrepreneur.  She co-owns independent pharmacies, is co-founder of a unique CBD brand and is a chief pharmacist at the Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment Center, based in Florida. In this conversation, discuss her role as co-founder of PharmaCanna, LLC, where she serves as chief formulator and head of research and development. PharmaCanna is the only CBD company in the country founded and formulated by pharmacists. We talk about the normalization of CBD, its expansion and growth in the health and wellness arena as well her demanding multi-dimensional career and motherhood. PharmaCanna CBD is a corporate partner, MPhA members receive a special coupon code for their purchases www.pharmaCanna.com

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    012 Assess, Monitor, Manage with Dr. Barry R. Meisenberg | The PharmCast

    012 Assess, Monitor, Manage with Dr. Barry R. Meisenberg | The PharmCast

    Sponsored by the Cardinal Health Foundation

    In this episode we talk with Dr. Barry R. Meisenberg, chair of the Department of Medicine at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC). He serves as the physician leader for quality improvement and patient safety initiatives. We discuss the operational changes that spurred a 65 percent decrease in opioid prescribing by physicians in the AAMC system. We explore the leadership, innovation and collaboration between prescribers, patients and pharmacists that was required to create this success story. The process is detailed further in this JAMA article https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2703950.

    Also we learn about how the collaboration between the pharmacy and physician teams during the pandemic led to improved COVID-19 treatments.

    Please visit https://www.marylandpharmacist.org/page/painmanagement to learn more about our #IAM2 Campaign; access resources; and sign the pledge.


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    011 Fighting the Good Fight | The PharmCast

    011 Fighting the Good Fight | The PharmCast

    Sponsored by the Cardinal Health Foundation

    In this episode we talk with Neil McGarvey, PharmD, co-owner of the Professional Pharmacy Group, (Arnold, Annapolis, MedPark and Empire Professional Pharmacies and Kay Cee LTC Pharmacy). We discuss his role in fighting the opioid epidemic - how he uses his business operations, community engagement and leadership style to play a part in preventing opioid misuse and abuse. He drops some real gems that can be used in community practice to empower staff and build respectful relationships with physicians and patients. 

    Neil has practiced pharmacy locally in Maryland for 20 years and is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland Pharmacy School in Baltimore. He enjoys being in the pharmacy daily with his staff and commiserating with the members of the local Arnold community. He also enjoys the challenges of medication compounding to suit an individual patients’ needs and teaching students about the profession of pharmacy.  

    Please visit https://www.marylandpharmacist.org/page/painmanagement  to learn more about our #IAM2 Campaign; access resources; and sign the pledge.


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    • 38 min
    The PharmCast Season 2 is Here!

    The PharmCast Season 2 is Here!

    Stay tuned!

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