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34 minutes | Sep 16, 2022
Episode 90: New Research in Testosterone with Bruce Biundo
Bruce Biundo, RPh, FACA, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to further explore all things men’s health. They specifically discuss the latest research on testosterone of men with COVID — and much more.
35 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
Episode 89: Health and Wellness with Richard Harris
Richard Harris MD, PharmD, MBA, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio, Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), & Renee Prescott, PharmD, to discuss his diversified professional background, how he views treating patients and helping them on their wellness journey. They also give a brief preview of his upcoming lecture at PCCA's International Seminar.
36 minutes | Aug 18, 2022
Episode 88: Compounding for Psoriasis with Nat Jones
Nat Jones, RPh, FAPC, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to discuss Psoriasis in recognition of August being Psoriasis Awareness Month. They discuss the most likely factors that contribute to the development of Psoriasis in patients and the best ways that compounding pharmacists can help treat patients who are dealing with it.
40 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
Episode 87: The Value of Developing a Network
Deborah Clarke, RPh, Tricia Heitman, PharmD, and Ranel Larsen, PharmD, RPh, join Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to discuss how they work together and the many benefits they've seen from growing closer as a team both personally and professionally.
35 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
Episode 86: Where Compounders Connect - ISTX
Lizzie Harbin, Vice President of Public Affairs, Communications, Education and Human Resources at PCCA and Renee Prescott, PharmD, Director of Education at PCCA, join host Mike De Lisio to discuss PCCA's upcoming International Seminar in Houston, Texas. They discuss the opportunity of being able to network with other compounding pharmacists, the education being offered, and the hybrid nature of the event if you're not able to attend in person. Register today at pccainternationalseminar.com!
39 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
Episode 85: Replicating Success and Compounding Inspiration with Darrin Berlin
Darrin Berlin, RPh, BScPharm, Owner and Pharmacist at Dispensaries Ltd, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to discuss his journey in compounding from a Canadian perspective. They talk about how he found success in his career and valuable lessons he learned along the way.
41 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
Episode 84: Nutrition and Supplements with Stephanie Allen
Stephanie Allen, ASIN, CN, CPES, Manager of Wellness Works, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to discuss the world of supplements and nutrition. They discuss how the two go hand-in-hand and what products Wellness Works offers for supplementation and nutrition support.
39 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
Episode 83: Insanitary Conditions for 503A Pharmacies
Ross Caputo, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Analytical Services, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to discuss what insanitary conditions actually means in 503A pharmacies, and why its of great importance for independent pharmacies and patients today.
40 minutes | May 27, 2022
Episode 82: Building a Profitable Compounding Pharmacy
Mark Gonzalez, PharmD, Clinical Compounding Pharmacist at PCCA, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to discuss the mechanics of operating a profitable compounding pharmacy. Mark shares from his experience owning a successful compounding pharmacy key insights into operating with both profit and patient needs in mind.
39 minutes | May 12, 2022
Episode 81: The Power of eLearning with Matt Martin and Jerra Banwarth
Matt Martin, PharmD, BCSCP, Director of Clinical Services, and Jerra Banwarth R.Ph., FIACP, Online Education Manager, join co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate) to discuss PCCA's newest online educational platform. They discuss the advantages the eLearning platform can bring to compounding pharmacies and how it can aid in training new employees and reinforcing best practices for all employees while also boosting ROI.
35 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
Episode 80: From Compounding Technician to Director of Compounding Operations with Ashley Barton
Ashley Barton, CPhT, Director of Compounding Operations at People's Pharmacy, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio, Erin Michael, MBA, MS, CPhT, and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to discuss her journey from compounding technician to her current role as Director of Compounding Operations. They also discuss her thoughts on the evolution of the compounding technician’s role in pharmacy and what's ahead for all compounding technicians.
39 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Episode 79: How To Be A Marketing Starter with Tim Hines
Tim Hines - marketing guru, podcaster, and author of the recently released book, The Marketing Starter: How an Entrepreneurial Spirit Will Make You a More Savvy Marketer, joins Mike De Lisio and special guest co-host Ethan Shinogle, Director of Marketing at PCCA on this episode of The Mortar & Pestle. Tim built his career applying an entrepreneurial approach to marketing for start-ups and businesses with limited capacity to market. His intentionality on humanizing the marketing process and empowering the do-it all marketers, makes Tim a great resource for compounding pharmacy. You can purchase a copy of Tim's new book, The Marketing Starter, at the link below. https://amzn.to/37mVp7N
61 minutes | Mar 29, 2022
Episode 78: The Canadian Compounding World with Dennis Wong
Description: Dennis Wong, B.Sc., FAARFM, CCN, ABAAHP, IFMCP, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to discuss his compounding journey in the Canadian market and the unique challenges and opportunities he’s experienced in meeting patient needs.
42 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
Episode 77: The Compounding Landscape in the Near Future with Gus Bassani
Gus Bassani, PharmD, PCCA Chief Scientific Officer, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to discuss the latest innovations coming up from PCCA. They also discuss what the landscape for the compounding industry will look like in the near future.
39 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
Episode 76: The Latest Pharmacy Compounding Regulatory Happenings with A.J. Day
A.J. Day, PharmD, Vice President of Clinical Services at PCCA, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to discuss the current regulatory environment within the compounding industry and discusses how the environment could potentially impact all compounding pharmacists.
58 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Episode 75: Best of 2021 from The Mortar & Pestle
Happy holidays from The Mortar & Pestle! As we get ready to ring in the new year, please enjoy this compilation of some of the best conversations we had on the podcast in 2021.
34 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
Episode 74: Scar Therapy with Sara Hover
Sara Hover, RPh, FAARM, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to discuss scar therapy. They discuss how compounding specifically has an advantage when it comes to scarring and the best products for scar treatment.
39 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
Episode 73: Dermatology Compounding Options with Ranel Larsen
PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist Ranel Larsen, PharmD, RPh, joins co-host Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate) to discuss her experience with dermatological issues and how she has helped patients with a variety of compounding options.
37 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Episode 72: The Art of Flavoring with Fabiana Banov
Fabiana Banov, RPh, MS., Senior Formulation Pharmacist at PCCA, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate) to discuss how she joined PCCA, her role, and how the PCCA Flavoring Guide was developed. They also discuss the intricacies of flavoring and how it can help compliance from patients - both human and veterinary.
32 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Episode 71: Access to Compounded Eye Care Medications with David Glasser, MD
David Glasser, MD, Secretary for Federal Affairs at American Academy of Ophthalmology, joins co-hosts Mike De Lisio and Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), to discuss the AAO's to preserve access to compounded eye care medications and how compounding pharmacies can help patients.
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