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Pharmacy + Law = A Roundup on the Career Combo

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

pharmacylawI often get asked about the pharmacist and law/attorney career dynamic duo….so I wanted to put all the stuff I refer peeps to in one post again.  Here we go!

Life Science Lawyer – the book.

American Society for Pharmacy Law – and the podcast on it from pharmacy podcast.  There’s also the pharmacy law podcast at Pharmacy Podcast.

Law School: A Few Short & Plain Statements – book on the warping of my own brain during law school, after pharmacy school.

Career Alternatives for Pharmacy & the Law – linkedin post.

57 Cool Jobs for Pharmacists – some of the pharmacy law gigs intersect with this post.

Indiana General Assembly pharmacy and healthcare law roundup – for 2017.

Going back to law school after pharmacy school is also addressed in 46 Doses of Advice.

My Top 10 List: 4Q16

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

fall-autumn-red-seasonMy Fellow Americans and Earthlings:

First of all, I already voted.  That ought to get me some type of free blocker of all political ads until the election on my channels.

That aside, here’s some stuff I’ve been and will be working on for 4Q16.

1.  Pharmacy Listening & Reading Survey for 2017 – I can’t write and podcast unless I know what the audience wants – so behold, a place where you can give me feedback on what I should write and speak about for the pharmacy podcast and other writings for 2017.  It’s open until 10/31, and instead of not sharing the data, I am going to send an exec summary to ALL who ask for it when completing the survey, because I’m cool like that and NOT a data hoarder…

2.  SWE3 – Yup, started interviews for the 5 year anniversary, 3rd edition of Single. Women. Entrepreneurs., coming in 2017!  I can’t WAIT to hear what these amazing women have been up to over the past 5 years.

3. Indiegogo campaign for the S(He) Says Guide to Mentoring – The campaign is coming soon.  The book is arriving in 2017.  Follow the faceplace page link above for that magic.  While I’ve set up mentoring programs for women in the past, and mentored more than a big share of students, this is the first time I’m writing a book specific to mentoring, and collaborating with one of MY mentors, Dr. David Borst.

4. PowerPak article on the DQSA – is now here – yay!  This one was a couple of years in the making (kind of like the DQSA itself) – shoutout to my colleague, Dr. Angela Ockerman, for co-piloting with me on this.

5. 5 Roads of Retail Pharmacy Love – is on its way – part 1 is published, parts 2-5 coming soon! Regardless, it’s a long overdue love note to my first pharmacy gig, retail! Oh, and the fellow is on top of the new mini series over at pharmacy podcast coming on residencies vs. fellowships and prepping for Midyear.  Here’s a mini quiz you can take if you’re not sure yourself as a P4 which way you should go! (Take it in Chrome – it doesn’t play nicely with Safari, for some reason…)

6. HBA Indiana – I’m running for President. (Not POTUS.) Instead, I’m running for HBA Indiana President for 2017.  It’s time for me to get back out there and understand what’s going on in healthcare at the state and regional levels, AND help other young and mid-career women make their career marks! It also fits into the fact that I’ve been tracking women at the helm of pharmacy and healthcare companies in the US, and we’re not making enough progress.  Also, I started a Health IT company list for Indiana – why oh why no one had a list before I find baffling.  This will take me some time to develop–but hey, at least it is started!

7. Midway on the fall Masterminds – have a sign up list for spring if you’ve been shopping for a writing or pharmacy career coach!

8. ASPL - pharmacy, meet law. Law, meet pharmacy.  The two meet up at the American Society for Pharmacy Law, which will meet up in Austin, TX in a couple of weeks.  Of all the career paths I’ve studied, THIS group has the weirdest and most out of the box careers I’ve seen to date.  Got my new book out on pharmacy law in IN, and have new talks coming up this fall on pharmacy law – yay!

9. Plotting 2017 –  Now that SXSW is off the table, I’m definitely thinking about the freaky meetings I can head to in 2017.  I’m thinking podcasting, blogging, social media, self publishing and maybe a few others….we’ll see.  Regardless, it’s good to have a plan for the coming year!

10. Other – I know what you’re thinking… “Hey, Albert – where’s the #STEMPrincess4 book?”  It’s still here, it’s just cued up for 2017.  I figured I needed to get a few books ahead of it finished before I dove full time into that project. Besides, I’m still shopping for a sponsor for book 4.  I can’t blow this series into the ginormous brand it could be alone! So, if you’re reading this and want to help out with #STEMPrincess series, hit me up via twitter or social.  And until 11/15/16, we’ve got the Myers and Stauffer Pharmaceutical Pricing Fellowship and APPE rotation applications up – come work with me next year and see all the magic!!!!!

That’s all I’ve got for right now. Much love to you out there – I hope you “fall” into an amazing…autumn!

The 2016 13th Annual Continuing Education Symposium for Pharmacists at Butler University COPHS, June 2-4, 2016

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Excuse me for a moment while I talk shop.

This week and pretty much from now until the top of June, I’ll be focused at work on delivering a top-shelf annual Continuing Education Program for Pharmacists at my first alma mater, Butler University.

If you’re a Midwest pharmacist, or visiting Indy as a pharmacist during the first week of June, you may want to register.  Here are a few hi-lights:

- Registration form, costs, and agenda.

- Full 3 day conference agenda.

- And of course, it’s included in the national pharmacy meetings list.

Topics this year include: pharmacy law update, new guidelines you may have missed, 2 new drug sessions, diabetes, bugs and drugs, biosimilars, and so much more!

- Hi-lights in audio at Anchor/Twitter: (yes, recall I do have a face for radio!)

Rocktober Wrap Up

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Yesterday was love a red head day.  Today is love a lawyer day.  So, thanks for the double love if you’ve visited my tiny corner of the world!

It’s been crazy around here of late, and my posts have suffered for it.  But I am working out here…really!  Here’s a few things still sort of in beta, but since all of the fab 13 are cool enough to keep it on the D/L, I thought I’d share…

1. Interview with Abdul-Hakim Shabazz on drug crisis in the US and Indiana – This is a huge problem.  Sixty minutes also had a featured story last weekend on the heroin problem in our neighbor next door, Ohio.  Here are my show notes on Indiana.  Abdul stated he was going to put the interview in a couple of places soon.

If any of politicos are reading this blog, I think we need to get naloxone OTC in the 2016 legislative session in Indiana for this problem.  We also need to get more needle exchange programs up and running.  And, I think we need to stay as far away as possible from legalizing marijuana right now, because so many people state that it is the gateway to heavier drug abuse.  (I know that won’t be popular with the tax revenue generating types, but tough.)

Last but certainly not least here, my pharmacist friends are getting robbed. A lot. We are #1 in the country for pharmacy robberies  now.  Indiana pharmacists are under the gun–literally.  We need to consider stricter and longer penalties for juveniles who choose to rob pharmacists.

(BTW – if you are a pharmacist, please take 5 minutes to complete the annual Continuing Education (CE) needs assessment – it helps us figure out what programming and education we need to put together for 2016 for pharmacists.  Link is here.)

2. Global health – In one of the classes I teach, students are giving global health system presentations on several different countries around the world.  The last day is Monday.  What is so striking about this is that every country brought up thus far has had significantly lower costs, and better care (through metrics like infant mortality and life expectancy) than the U.S. It’s time to really start looking to see how other companies do healthcare.  Our system is a mess.

3. Vook reports – In the entrepreneurship in healthcare elective this week, students had to turn in 3-minute vook reports, or video book reports on one business book they read during the semester.  Then they had to comment on each other’s videos.  Great books like Lean In, Jab Jab Jab Right Hook, the 4 Hour Work Week, and Zero to One were all discussed.  After taking altMBA this summer and having this video assignment, I wanted to try it in class.  The students made it look a lot easier than it actually was to create videos!  Awesome!  Also, put up a social entrepreneurship lecture for ethics class at Butler this week too.  Last in this realm, I created my first ever business plan canvas on an idea I’m helping out Butler on…stay tuned on what that exactly is – but try the one page canvas if you have a business idea – it’s a good place to start.

4. SQL – I’m trying to learn mySQL for work.  For those of you not like Dakota and into big data, it’s relational-based data software. Think Excel on steroids, or Excel with the ability to pull multiple datasets from multiple Excel spreadsheets in queries.  Anyway, after a 2.5 hour training session today online at Coursera, my brain is a little fried.

5. Continuing Education – We almost have a new homestudy CE up for pharmacists – it’s undergoing a final review now – but here it is on immunizations.  Thanks to our speaker, Carrie Jung, for experimenting with us at the day job on this…  And our annual needs assessment is up – if you’re a pharmacist and could take 5 minutes to fill it out – I’d REALLY appreciate it!

6. ASPL – I’m speaking in Miami next week about BU Well at the American Society for Pharmacy Law annual meeting.  Super pumped, because the pharmacy law educators for the most part are pharmacists and attorneys – so they easily get the idea of law review.  Presented BU Well at the IUPUI Assessment Conference too – that went pretty well–although, I still don’t really yet know how to assess an “awesome” infographic vs. an “OK” one….

7. STEMPrincess2 – of course is coming – but surprise emails have popped into the inbox for last minute details…  And there’s the two teams of children’s books cooking at Butler – Ralphie and his insulin pump adventure, of course, and Andi, Chase and the Mysterious Case

8. Class where I’m the student – On top of ASPL in Miami next week, I’m also attending a one-day course on Presenting Data and Information, which looks like it will teach us design strategies for conveying information.  Maybe I’ll get some infographic ideas here.  Oh, yeah, and #SMDames15 is coming up on Friday, November 20th!

9. Cleaned up the 2015/16 Pharmacy Meetings Calendar and the Certifications Grid.  Super pumped about some of the meetings next year!!!

10. Other – working on some big stuff for 2016 this week too.  Stuff, unfortunately that I can’t talk about just quite yet.  But hopefully, soon…what I hope to accomplish here in 2016 is to reach a bigger audience, particularly in healthcare.  We shall see how this pans out…

So, what have you been up to?  Maybe soon we can catch up and discuss.  I’ll bring the redheaded lawyer along…

Pharmacists: Robbery, Theft, Diversion Tools

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

M&PHi readers.  A moment for my fellow pharmacists.  Normally I don’t write much about the profession here, but today I’m going to…because some of my friends LITERALLY have been on the wrong end of a gun or a robbery this year and in recent years.

Indiana currently has the dubious distinction of being #1 for pharmacy robberies in the country, as outline by Drug Topics here.  This is NOT something I want our state to be #1 at, frankly.  So, a couple of thoughts, speakers and tools to get this out of control problem reeled back in and gladly hand over the #1 rating to another state outside of our borders.

1. Pharmacy Podcast with guest Ken Fagerman: Listen to this podcast by the folks over at Pharmacy Podcast, and read Ken’s book.  There are some ideas in it on how to reduce the risk of robbery, theft and diversion.

2. Rx Patrol – Follow them.  They are trying to index pharmacy robberies.

3. Attend a conference on the matter – Get educated.  In Indiana, there will be a couple upcoming conferences on this, here, for example.  And, yours truly is speaking at the IU RHM law school at this symposium, where I will touch on the needle exchanges, and new Indiana laws on drug abuse.

Stay vigilant and smart about this topic, pharmacy peeps. It’s the only way we’re going to stay safe.