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By Aliyah Horton
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009 Don’t Ignore your Spidey Sense. ….What’s that Feeling? It’s your Spidey Sense!

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009 Don’t Ignore your Spidey Sense. ….What’s that Feeling? It’s your Spidey Sense!

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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 https://www.marylandpharmacist.org/
31:19
June 2, 2021
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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April 28, 2021
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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April 14, 2021
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April 10, 2021
010 Communicating and Collaborating - Keep it Simple Sponsored by the Cardinal Health Foundation
In this episode we talk with Rick Abbruzzese of KO Public Affair, one of the strategic leads of the RxALI MD coalition. RxALI MD is a convening organization for community and advocacy leaders working to address Maryland’s opioid crisis. Maryland Pharmacists Association is a founding partner of RxALI MD.  We discuss the importance of collaboration and stakeholder engagement to solve big issues like opioid misuse and abuse. Every community can make a difference and people can take charge of their own lives when they have the tools and resources to do so. Parents and guardians of tweens to young adults be sure to check out the RxALI Cares Virtual Experience..It’s information that you cannot miss www.ralicaresvirtual.org.
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July 6, 2020
009 Don’t Ignore your Spidey Sense. ….What’s that Feeling? It’s your Spidey Sense!
Sponsored by the Cardinal Health Foundation In this episode we talk with Dr. Lynn McPherson, Professor and Executive Director, Advanced Post Graduate Education at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She teaches about pain management and palliative care in the PharmD curriculum, among other topics. She is also the Executive Director of the campus' Online Master of Science in Palliative Care. Dr. McPherson shares her perspective on pharmacists using their spidey senses when confronted with red flags to mitigate risks for opioid misuse and abuse. A person’s “spidey sense” references the Marvel Character Spiderman and invokes an intuitive feeling, usually of something being dangerous or risky. We also discuss suggested ways to initiate dialogue with prescribers and patients to ensure that all stakeholders are appropriately assessing, monitoring and managing the use of opioids for pain management. Dr. McPherson can be found on the following social media platforms: Twitter: @mlmcpherson and @UMPallCareMS LinkedIn: mlmcpherson Palliative Care Chat Podcast: https://graduate.umaryland.edu/palliative/Palliative-Care-Chat-Podcast/ #IAM2 #hpm #MPhA #ThePharmcast #painmanagement
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June 9, 2020
008 Finger Wagging Doesn’t Work | Qadira Ali
In this episode we talk with Qadira Ali Huff, MD, MPh. Dr. Huff is looking to change sick care to healthcare, which means putting prevention/lifestyle on centerstage when treating patients.  Dr. Huff practices general pediatrics in the Washington, DC area. She discovered lifestyle medicine and became board-certified in the field. It helped reframe the way she practices medicine and changed her approach to personal health. We also discuss “Walk with a Doc” a cool way for healthcare providers to connect with their communities. She shares how these concepts can be incorporated into pharmacy practice; where resources can be found; and how we can all make small changes to improve our health and wellness. Dr. Huff can be found on the following social media platforms: Twitter: qadirahuffmd LinkedIn: Qadira Ali Huff Instagram: @qadirahuffmd #lifestylemedicine #ACLM #wholefood #plant-based #lifestyle #MPhA #walkwithadoc
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February 3, 2020
007 Making it Work with Pharmacist Moms | with Suzy Soliman
In this episode we have an enlightening conversation with Suzanne Soliman founder of the 30,000 member Pharmacist Moms Facebook Group. We discussed the challenges and opportunities of being a “pharmacist mom.”  We talk about the difference a stool can make for workplace wellness, advocacy, TedTalks and so much more. Suzy currently serves as Chief Academic Officer for the Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA). Twitter: smsoliman1 LinkedIn: suzannerabi Instagram: pharmacistmomsuzy Www.pharmacistmomsgroup.com
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January 15, 2020
006 Maryland, What's Up With Naloxone | with Bethany DiPaula, Dixie Leikach
Special Episode Sponsored by the Howard County (MD) Health Department. Our conversation with Bethany DiPaula, Pharm D and Dixie Leikach, RPh is critically important. Both have worked extensively on expanding the knowledge of pharmacists on their role in reducing opioid overdoses. In this episode we discuss the State of Maryland’s Naloxone Standing order. We want to ensure that all pharmacists are aware of it, particularly dispensers. Dr. Jinlene Chan Statewide Naloxone Standing Order​ - This is the official standing order document. Pharmacies may request a faxed copy by sending an email to mdh.naloxone@maryland.gov​. Statewide Naloxone Standing Order: Guidance for Pharmacists​ – This document provides detailed guidance and instructions for pharmacists when dispensing under the standing order. Additional resources developed by our guests are available at https://bit.ly/2ZFF9X7 . Please also check out additional resources from the Maryland Department of Health and your local county health department Let’s help save lives! Bethany DiPaula is a professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Pharmacy. She is a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist and specializes in the management of substance use disorders. Dixie Leikach is the owner of three community pharmacies in Maryland and also founder of non-profit PEER (Pharmacy Ethics Education and Resources). PEER is dedicated to working with pharmacy associations locally and nationally to promote education, leadership and mentorship. Dixie can be found on LinkedIn at Dixie Leikach.
40:12
January 2, 2020
005 Why Should you get Hired? | with Shelley Row pt 2
This is part two of our conversation with Shelley Row. In this episode she shares how to separate yourself from the crowd. Every year a new cohort of P4s joins the job/residency hunt and other professionals are looking to change companies or practicing settings. With clinical skills being on par, how are you communicating what you bring to a practice that is different than your counterparts? She shares tips for creating a personal branding statement that lets anyone know you are right for the job. The gems shared in this podcast are applicable to any profession. Shelley is a professional engineer, former government and association executive, certified speaking professional and recovering over-thinker. She is the founder of the Insightful Leadership Institute. Shelley was recently named one of the top 100 leadership speakers. Her work focuses on growing managers from technical backgrounds into insightful leaders who can see beyond the data.  Shelley can be found on Twitter: @shelleyrow Instagram: @shelley.row LinkedIn: @ShelleyRow YouTube: Shelley Row or  shelleyrow.com
24:35
December 15, 2019
004 Four Anchors to Weather any Storm | with Shelley Row
There’s quite a bit of disruption in the pharmacy community these days---whether its consolidation, low reimbursements or unfunded legislative and regulatory mandates. It can cause anxiety and stress when there is uncertainty and lack of information. Our guest, Shelley Row PE, CSP, shares ideas and tools for pharmacy leaders to steady themselves and their staff. Her perspective provides guidance for navigating professional and personal storms. Shelley is a professional engineer, former government and association executive, certified speaking professional and recovering over-thinker. She is the founder of the Insightful Leadership Institute. Shelley was named one of the top 100 leadership speakers. Her work focuses on growing managers from technical backgrounds into insightful leaders who can see beyond the data. Shelley can be found on  Twitter: @shelleyrow Instagram: @shelley.row LinkedIn: @ShelleyRow YouTube: Shelley Row or  shelleyrow.com
23:47
December 2, 2019
003 Kristen Explains it All | with Kristen Fink
It’s residency application season! In this episode we talk with Kristen Fink, PharmD about residency programs.  New Flash! They are not just for recent PharmD grads. If you are preparing to apply for residency; are thinking about a potential practice setting change; or just want to know what they are all about this episode is for you. She answers all the burning questions about the types of candidates programs are looking for; a day in the life of a resident; longitudinal projects; finding the right fit; opportunities for growth and the impacts of the residency location. Dr. Fink is the Pharmacy Academic Affairs Coordinator and Residency Program Director for Kaiser Permanente Mid- Atlantic States. In her role she oversees the management of the residency programs and student rotations at Kaiser as well as continuing education for pharmacists and technicians. Kristen is a past president of MPhA and a guest surveyor of residency programs for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Be sure to follow, like, and subscribe! Keep up with the Maryland Pharmacists Association: on the web on Facebook on LinkedIn on Twitter
31:25
November 15, 2019
002 What’s your Social Media IQ? | with Bryan Scott
In this episode we talk with Bryan W. Scott, PharmD about how he is using  social media to put a face to community pharmacy; support public health; and educate patients in his community. Our conversation gets into many more topics about patients’ desire for wellness; the necessity of creative entrepreneurialism for independent community pharmacy; USP 800;  the impact of lead and lag goals; and even CBD. Dr. Scott is the owner of Scotts Pharmacy, and independent community pharmacy that specializes in compounding, compliance packaging, natural supplements and more. You can find him on Instagram: @onewellnessplace and Twitter: @onewellnesspl or at his website at www.onewellnessplace.com Be sure to follow, like, and subscribe! Keep up with the Maryland Pharmacists Association: on the web on Facebook on LinkedIn on Twitter
31:54
November 1, 2019
001 Wanted – Pharmacist Community | with Krystalyn Weaver
Wanted – Pharmacist Community Of course you’ve heard that being a part of an engaged pharmacy community is important. But why? As you listen to this conversation with Krystalyn Weaver, PharmD, you will know why and how every pharmacist, pharmacy technician and student pharmacist plays a part. You will also learn a little bit about why Federalism and happy hours are important, too. Krystalyn is a pharmacist who has spent most of her career working with the National Alliance of State Pharmacists Associations (NASPA) researching state policy affecting the practice of pharmacy especially scope of practice issues. Now she is pursuing a law degree at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law school and continues to consult for NASPA. You can find Krystalyn on social media: Twitter: @kweaver3 Instagram: @Kweaver9 LinkedIn: Krystalyn Weaver Keep up with the Maryland Pharmacists Association:  on the web on Facebook on LinkedIn on Twitter
30:01
October 11, 2019