The Missouri Pharmacy Podcast

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Episode #22: Remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19

Fourth year pharmacy student, Adam Ellyson discusses with an infectious disease pharmacist, Katie Miller, the use of Remdesivir in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Recently, the FDA has granted Remdesivir an emergency use authorization to combat the novel coronavirus. Tune in for how this medication is used to treat Covid-19 patients, and how hospitals are preparing for its use. 


Episode #21: The differing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic - US and South Korea

Rachel Hagyeoung Yang talks with Michaela Newell about the differences in responses to the COVID crisis from her perspective in South Korea comparatively to Michaela's perspective in the US. 

How does Korean culture differ from the US, and therefore, make the response look so much different?

What has Korea done that's been so effective in combatting the spread of COVID?

What does contact tracing look like in South Korea? 


Episode #20: Innovative ideas for enhancing pharmacy services with "Flip the Pharmacy"

As Flip the Pharmacy enters is next cohort year Adam Barber, a fourth year APPE student from Saint Louis College of Pharmacy, and Dr. Paula Boettler of Mitchell’s Drug Store talk about the program. They dive into the scaled innovation, integration, and benefits of the program for both pharmacy and patient. For those pharmacists and pharmacies who want to find new innovative ideas of how to enhance their pharmacy services look no further than this podcast to achieve a better understanding of the future of pharmacy.


Episode #19:  Doan Do interviews a hospital pharmacist concerning recent developments around hydroxychloroquine

There's been a lot of discussion around hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19. In this episode, Doan Do, MPA's rotation student, interviews Dr. Kat Lincoln to wade through some of the information and data that's been released. 


Episode #18: MPA's Henrio Thelemaque gives a legislative wrap up from the 2020 Missouri Legislative Session

Listen to the latest episode to get all the pharmacy news and policy updates from the 2020 Legislative Session. This episode hosted by the MPA's Director of Government Affairs, Henrio Thelemaque. 

 

Episode #17: MPA President Lisa Umfleet talks about COVID-19 testing at her pharmacy

In this episode, MPA Executive Fellow, Michaela Newell, interviews Lisa Umfleet about the roll out of COVID-19 testing at her pharmacy. 

 

Episode #16: Independent pharmacies fight for survival

MPA Fellow Michaela Newell speaks with independent pharmacy owner, Tim Mitchell, about the struggles he's experienced running his business, taking care of patients, and having to deal with PBMs.

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Episode #15: Reporter shines light on PBMs in Ohio

Upon Marty Schladen and his team's investigation into the practices of PBMs in the Ohio Medicaid system, Ohio began reforming their relationship with them. Listen in to find out how he revealed abuses perpetrated on Ohio and her most vulnerable citizens.

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Episode #14: What should a transparent PBM look like?

Greg Greenlee runs the PBM MaxCare and discusses how his PBM is different from the large conglomerate PBMs.

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Episode #13: Journalist Exposes PBM Contracts - Michaela Newell Interview

In this episode, MPA Fellow Michaela Newell interviews Bob Herman, a journalist who has studied the practices of PBMs and health care in general over the last three years for Axios Media. 

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Episode #12: MPA President Chris Geronsin discusses his upcoming year as the head of the association

In this episode, MPA President Chris Geronsin discusses his practice and his goals as the leader of the association this year. 

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Episode #11: MPA CEO Ron Fitzwater discusses medical marijuana

Ron Fitzwater, the CEO of the Missouri Pharmacy Association, breaks down the position of the organization on medical marijuana. The conversation is an interesting look into the dynamics of a health care non-profit's decision making process.

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Episode #10: MPA Young Pharmacist Leadership Retreat attendee Brigid Farrar on investing in personal development

Brigid Farrar is an engaging young pharmacist who attended this year's Missouri Young Pharmacist Leadership Retreat. She attended to network, and not only got to do so, but learned so much about herself and her leadership qualities and abilities. Enjoy her conversation about her experience.

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Episode #9: MPA President Melody Savley on building leaders for the future of pharmacy

Missouri Pharmacy Association President, Melody Savley, who is an independent pharmacy entrepreneur and store owner, discusses how the MPA is working towards investing in young pharmacists who can help move the profession of pharmacy forward in the state of Missouri and our nation.

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Episode #8: MPA lobbyist Jorgen Schlemeier discusses the 2018 legislative session in detail

Jorgen Schlemeier of the Gamble & Schlemeier lobbying firm, discusses in detail the 2018 legislative session. He talks about Senate Bill 826 and how a new governor impacts the signing of that bill. Enjoy!

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Episode #7: Tripp Logan talks about the opportunities for pharmacists to increase their bottom line by providing services beyond the counter

Tripp Logan joins the podcast to discuss the Missouri Pharmacy Association’s work to begin the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Networks (CPESN) to reward quality of care from pharmacists to patients. It’s a chance for pharmacists to do more for patients, provide better outcomes, and improve their bottom line.

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Episode #6: State Representative Lynn Morris gives an outline of how Senate Bill (SB) 826 was passed

State Rep. Lynn Morris discusses how SB 826 was passed, the dynamics behind how it got done, and why it's important for pharmacies and patients in the state of Missouri. Lynn carried the original bill and then amended it onto another piece of legislation which eventually passed the legislature and is waiting for the Governor's signature. 

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Episode #5: Missouri Pharmacy Association's CEO, Ron Fitzwater, gives an overview of the 2018 legislative session and efforts of the MPA going forward

Enjoy this short overview of the Missouri Pharmacy Association's perspective on the successes and work done in the 2018 legislative session. From Senate Bill (SB) 826 to the MPA's advocacy for expanded practice opportunities, you'll want to hear this short update from our CEO, Ron Fitzwater. Also, find out how you can be a bigger part of our advocacy efforts in the Missouri legislative and executive branches.

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Episode #4: Dr. David Patterson Silver Wolf details his personal struggle with addiction and how we can help fight it in healthcare

Dr. David Patterson Silver Wolfe is a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. On this episode, he discussed his own journey with drug abuse and how it shaped his life as a professor today. He's helping fight the epidemic in Missouri and around the US. He has encouraging insight into rehabilitation methods and recovery efforts that the state and nation could take to more effectively curb the opioid and drug epidemics.

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Episode #3: Pharmacist Amy Tiemeier highlights the efforts in healthcare to fight the opioid epidemic

Dr. Tiemeier delves into the state of the opioid epidemic from a pharmacists perspective and what they can do in the state to help fight the issue in their local communities. From setting up drug take backs to getting involved in your local community to partner in efforts to prevent abuse of medications, Dr. Tiemeier talks about her belief that pharmacists should be on the front lines of curbing the epidemic in Missouri.

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Episode #2: Missouri State Representative Holly Rehder on an epidemic

In the second episode of the Missouri Pharmacy Podcast, State Representative Holly Rehder discusses her efforts to fight the opioid crisis in the legislature due to her own family story. She’s been the Missouri House of Representatives sponsor of the statewide prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) for the last several years. She informs us on the state of her efforts and how we can help fight the epidemic in our state.

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EPISODE #1: Dr. Randall Williams, Missouri's Dept. of Health and Senior Services Director, discusses the measures being taken by the state to fight the opioid crisis in Missouri

Dr. Williams discusses what the state of Missouri is doing through the Department of Health and Senior Services to help fight the opioid epidemic. He goes over the executive order from the Governor’s office implementing a form of a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) that uses data analytics to track hotbed areas of opioid prescriptions. He also highlights other efforts the department is making and the state of the epidemic in Missouri. 

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