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    Pharmacy Podcast Episode 65 LTC Pharmacy Business co-Host & Expert: Ms. Dana Saffel PharmD

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    Our LTC Pharmacy Business co-Host & Expert: Ms. Dana Saffel, President PharmD, DPh, CGP

    Dana is the CEO of PharmaCare Strategies: http://www.pharmacarestrategies.com/ 

    Dana Saffel, PharmD, DPh, CGP, FASCP, is President and CEO of PharmaCare Strategies, Inc., a market development firm that specializes in assisting pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacy providers in positioning key products in specialty channels such as long-term care, managed care, Medicaid/Medicare and hospital markets. As a part of this role, Dr. Saffel coordinates various brand management activities in conjunction with clients’ internal staff and oversees the development of customized sales training programs for the life sciences industries and product-focused disease management initiatives. 

     Dr. Saffel is active in many state and national associations and has served on the ASCP Public Affairs Council and Government Affairs Council as well as the Development Committee for ASCP's Research and Education Foundation. 

    American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) 

    American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) 

    American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) 

    American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 

    American Health Care Association (AHCA) 

    American Association of Homes & Services for the Aged (AAHSA) 

    National Community Pharmacist's Association (NCPA)

    Dana Saffel, PharmD

    President, CEO

    PharmaCare Strategies, Inc.

    230 Sea Winds Drive

    Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459


    770.366.3632 cell



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    #RxChat -Growing your Compounding Pharmacy Business

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    On today's #RxChat Pharmacy Podcast Show - we talk with Scot Maitland Publisher of Pharmacy Marketing Quarterly & Hytality the Owner of Tacit Almonds Publications. 

    Scot is a Health & Wellness Social Media Expert. 

    This week's #RxChat questions: 

    1) Does your pharmacy offer compounding services?

    2) If so, are your patients aware of all the services you can provide?

    3) If not, how can you as a pharmacy advertise your services?

    4) What, if any, challenges are you facing in regards to compounding?

    5) What are your hopes for your compounding services?

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    Pharmacy Podcast Episode 150 3 Secret Keys to Successfully Skyrocket your HIV Pharmacy Business

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    In order to create, build and sustain a successful HIV business at your pharmacy, it is essential to make sure that certain things are done and done right!

    Delivering care and compassion to HIV infected individuals and their caregivers through a caring and compassionate staff is the engine that will propel your business success.

    I wanted to share some great news with you about the 

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    Pharmacy Podcast Episode 168 The Impact of Pharmacy Automation – Jenna Wahlstrom PharmD

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    We talk with Jenna Wahlstrom Pharm D. 

    Jenna works at Larsen Service Drug who opened their doors in 1952.

    The family business was founded by John O. Larsen. His son Larry Larsen currently owns and operates the business. Their full service pharmacy is ready to provide patients with the highest quality care. Larsen Service Drug also has a location in New Town, North Dakota. Their New Town store offers complete pharmacy services as well as a variety of over-the-counter products.

    Larsen believes in leveraging great pharmacy technology. Kirby Lester is a important partner to our business. Larsen also offers telepharmacy services that allow customers to interact with a pharmacist through video conference equipment on days where a pharmacist is not on site. 

    Larry Larsen, R.Ph. Larry Larsen obtained his pharmacy degree from North Dakota State University. After graduation, he returned to Watford City to eventually take over the family business. Larry acts as the chief pharmacist, managing the day to day activities of the pharmacy.

    Debbie Larsen Debbie Larsen started her working career in the cards and candy department at Norby's Department Store in Grand Forks, North Dakota. After obtaining a degree in Elementary Education and teaching for three years, she returned to the retail business. Debbie keeps the business on track as the bookkeeper. She also helps keep the store stocked with new and exciting merchandise as the head buyer.

  • 00:31

    #RxChat - Life Style Transformation & Community Pharmacy

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    Today's #RxChat Pharmacy Podcast is co-hosted by the Take Charge Rx Team. 

    Why do you think no “diet” works long-term?
    Do you as a pharmacist, have the knowledge & expertise to help obese patients lose weight?
    What makes pharmacists ideally positioned to address obesity in America?
    What do you believe is the current market for obesity education counseling?
    Who is the pharmacists competition for providing obesity education counseling?
    What is preventing you from providing obesity education counseling in your community?

    TAKE CHARGE® is designed to enhance your status as a health care professional, enabling you to transition your independent pharmacy into the health care arena, apart from just dispensing medications.

    Expand your independent pharmacy to include teaching your patients healthy lifestyle strategies that will lead them to live longer, healthier and happier lives.

  • 00:21

    Pharmacy Episode 167 Pharmacy Automation Pioneers - Kirby Lester

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    About KirbyLester: 
    Our Mission: Always Accurate, Affordable, Reliable, Simple.
    Since 1971, Kirby Lester has been reducing counting errors at a fraction of the cost of other automated dispensing devices. In fact, with systems that pay for themselves in months instead of years, Kirby Lester delivers the best quality control and return on investment possible.
    But accuracy and ROI aren't the only things on which we hang our lab coat. Our systems also make good sense because they are remarkably easy to use. All you need is a little counter space, a short tutorial, and you're in business. No other pharmacy technology company offers such practical, affordable, no-nonsense solutions. That makes us unique.
    Along with our simple, world-renowned tablet counters/pill counters, we offer

  • 00:21

    Pharmacy Podcast Episode 132 Business of Pharmacy 2014

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    On episode 132 we talk with Mike Gross - Vice Presient of Sales & Marketing with Retail Management Solutions - Pharmacy Point of Sales Technologies. 

    We talk about: 

    The Pharmacy Development Services Conference 
    Pharmacy Business Trends for 2014 
    Big Data in Pharmacy Business 
    Updates from RMS 

    Mike Gross|Retail Management Solutions VP Sales and Marketing | direct 360-339-4985 | fax 419-730-9519 | cell 407-766-7991

    mikeg@rm-solutions.com| www.rm-solutions.com

    Check out the RMS Blog for great pharmacy industry content: http://www.rm-solutions.com/blog/


    Check out the 100 Episode of The Pharmacy Podcast feature our CEO, Brad Jones: http://pharmacypodcast.com/index.php/100th-episode-rms-pharmacy-pos

  • 00:15

    Pharmacy Podcast Episode 165 Let's Help P.U.N.C.H. Catamaran PBM

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    About Pharmacists United to Necessitate Change (PUNCH)

    Pharmacists United to Necessitate Change (PUNCH) is a LLC formed for the sole purpose of contemplating a lawsuit against Catamaran, one of the largest Prescription Benefit Managers (PBMs), and their onerous business practices towards Independent Pharmacy. PUNCH has engaged the law firm Williams Cuker Berezofsky, who are skilled in handling national mass action lawsuits and arbitrations.  All communications with PUNCH and Williams Cuker Berezofsky are for purposes of obtaining legal advice and prospective representation and such are protected by the attorney-client privilege.

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    in Business

    LTC Pharmacy 101 provides an overview of long-term and alternate-site care and the roles independent

  • 00:25

    Pharmacy Podcast Episode 157 Independent Pharmacy: Steps to Greater Success

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    Roland Thomas began his career with a national wholesale drug company. He became the youngest Pharmacy Design Consultant in the company’s history. He left the company in 1970 to begin his own company. He sold his interest in Display Options, Inc. in 2001 and at the writing of this book is a pharmacy planning specialist with their Rx Planning Solutions division. He served as president of both the North Carolina and South Carolina Traveling Members Auxiliary that were created to support each state’s Annual Pharmacy Conventions. Roland served on the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy in 1987 1988 as an ex-officio member. He has written several articles for The Southern Pharmacy Journal and The Palmetto Pharmacist. Many of his projects were featured in the SPJ with cover stories, one of which was shown on the front cover. Roland searched far and wide, without success, to find a handbook covering many of the topics covered in his book. That further inspired him to create one that could possibly help independent pharmacists make better choices.

    A complete overview of how the Independent Pharmacy Owner can achieve the most from his or her business by creating a unique business model based on the owner’s individual passion and circumstances.

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    Pharmacy Podcast Episode 161 Pharmacy Marketing with Scot Maitland

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    Sponsored by: Pestle Packing Sales was designed to build sales for the independent pharmacy through a series of steps that are repeatable. The four modules are packed with powerful techniques you can start using on DAY ONE.

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