MatchRX: A One-of-Its Kind Online Marketplace for Independent Pharmacies in the U.S.

October 21, 2017
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Mike Galloway, the Chief Operating Officer of MatchRX, the only online marketplace in the country where independent pharmacies can buy and sell prescription medicines to each other joins eHealth Radio and the Pharmaceutical & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Mike Galloway discuss the following:

  • What is MatchRX?
  • How does the online marketplace work?
  • Why should an independent pharmacy join MatchRX?
  • In addition to the marketplace, what else do you do for your members?
  • What does the future hold for MatchRX?

 

Michael Galloway is the Chief Operating Officer for MatchRX. Prior to joining the company in 2012, Mike served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at YourSource Management Group, an HR outsourcing firm. Prior to that, he was the CFO and Director of Business Intelligence for Niche Retail, an eCommerce company that specialize is direct-to-consumer and business-to-business online sales channels.

Mike has more than 30 years of experience working in high growth entrepreneurial environments, with a focus on the “marriage” of financial information systems, operating systems, and ecommerce platforms.

 

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Website: www.MatchRX.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matchrx
Twitter: https://twitter.com/matchRX

Breast milk probiotics for pregnancy, breastfeeding and infant health

September 28, 2017
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Jim Arsenis, a Registered Pharmacist based in Sydney and is the pharmacist and medical liaison to health care professionals for the probiotic range Qiara joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Supplement Channels to speak with us about probiotics in breast milk and how they affect both mother and infant health.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jim Arsenis discuss the following:

  • Do probiotics exist naturally in breastmilk?
  • How do they get there?
  • What are the benefits for mother and baby?
  • How can they be low or absent in breastmilk and what are the consequences?
  • Can supplementation with a specific probiotic strain isolated from breastmilk help?

 

Jim Arsenis is a registered pharmacist based in Sydney. After graduating from the University of Sydney Jim has been a practising community pharmacist for over 25 years. Over this time Jim has developed a passion for natural and complementary medicine, particularly in how it can assist in restoring the bodys’ natural processes that promote health and prevent disease.

Jim has developed his passion by continuing education in complementary medicine which has led him to his speciality in the human microbiome, the trillions of bacterial cells that live within us and how they shape our health.

Today Jim is the pharmacist and medical liaison to health care professionals, representing Puremedic, for the breast milk isolated probiotic range Qiara.

 

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Website: www.qiara.com.au

Social Media Links:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/QiaraPreciousGift
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Qiara_baby
Instagram: www.instagram.com/qiaraprobiotics

Learn how these essential oils can help you breathe easier

September 28, 2017
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Ryan Kaltman, Brand Manager for Myrtol® 300 that helps soothe coughs due to throat irritation while helping to support a healthy respiratory system joins eHealth Radio and the Pharmaceutical & Respiratory Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Ryan Kaltman discuss the following:

  • Tell me about Myrtol 300. What is this product that most Americans haven’t heard of?
  • How does Myrtol® 300 work?
  • How is Myrtol 300 different from other products in the sinus/congestion space?
  • When and how should people use Myrtol® 300?
  • What are your future plans for Myrtol 300?

 

Myrtol® 300 helps soothe coughs due to throat irritation while helping to support a healthy respiratory system. Recognized as the “German pill” with a funny name, Myrtol® 300 was initially launched in the European market and has been used for more than 40 years by millions of people in 23 different countries. The supplement contains d-EOLM – a proprietary blend of distilled essential oils of eucalyptus, sweet orange, lemon and myrtle – which together have a mucolytic effect that supports healthy mucus production and expectoration. Now available in the U.S. as an easy-to-swallow capsule, Myrtol® 300 can be purchased without a prescription.

 

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Website: www.tryMyrtol300.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Myrtol300
Twitter: https://twitter.com/myrtol300

RxUniverse is providing a new model for patient engagement by prescribing Digital Medicine

September 21, 2017
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Ed Berde, the CEO and cofounder of Rx.Health, a healthcare technology company born out of the Mount Sinai Health system joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels to discuss the company’s flagship product, RxUniverse.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Ed Berde discuss the following:

  • So what exactly is RxUniverse?
  • What do you mean by prescribing Digital Medicine to patients?
  • What do you believe Digital Medicine’s place is in healthcare moving forward?
  • So the benefit to the patient is pretty clear, but what is the benefit to the doctor prescribing Digital Medicine?
  • How did you get involved with Digital Medicine?

 

Ed Berde is a serial entrepreneur who has launched several successful startups and is the CEO and cofounder of Rx.Health. Berde joins Rx.Health from Business Consulting Solutions, a technology consulting firm which he co-founded and successfully ran for over 20 years. Berde's technological insight allowed Business Consulting to attain quick success and attract prestigious clients, including Guardian Life Insurance, Morgan Stanley, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Nestlé, Lazard, and ADP.

An alumnus of Villanova, Cornell and Andersen Consulting, Berde's entrance into the startup world was as co-founder and CTO of Tips.com. Berde's startup experience also includes directly running and growing key departments for Rimini Street. Berde has also been a Director on the board of Clover Health Insurance, part of Clover Health, since its inception and continues to serve on the board today.

 

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Website: Rx.Health

How Ozmosi is helping transform how the world gets its medicine

September 1, 2017
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Beau Bush, President and Founder of Ozmosi, discusses the trends shaping the Pharma Analytics industry and what Ozmosi is doing to help transform this field joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Health News and Pharmaceutical Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Beau Bush discuss the following:

  • What is Ozmosi? What were the elements that stimulated the conception for the company? Can you give us a quick snapshot of the company’s history and its evolution over the years?
  • What exactly does your company help them to do?  What kind of challenges do they face?
  • Could you give some insight on the current technological trends shaping the Pharma Analytics industry? Also, how do you inject those trends into the effective solutions you offer?
  • Can you talk more about the free website you mentioned?  How does that play a role in all of this?
  • Ozmosi invests greatly on innovative technologies to enhance Pharma Analytics measures. Can you please elaborate on the technologies you follow and the way you implement them within your client’s operations?
  • What do you hope the industry can accomplish with advances in technology? Who would benefit most from your solutions services?
  • Talking about the pharmaceutical industry’s roadmap, where do you see things in a few years down the lane? And how will this ultimately change the healthcare industry as we know it?

 

Beau Bush is the President and Founder of Ozmosi. Beau brings to every client a rich background in predictive analytics, risk assessments, and valuation models for the pharmaceutical industry. He has more than 15 years of experience in developing data-based business and investment strategies, including extensive experience preparing and delivering senior-level summaries and recommendations for global investment and growth strategies.

After more than a decade working on new product development, Beau left his position as Associate Director of Strategy and Portfolio Analysis at Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) in 2013, when he saw the opportunity to engage more directly with an increasingly complex and dynamic healthcare market.

With newly emerging business models and increasing complexity in drug development making it more and more difficult to predict the impact of new products—or decide which products to pursue—Beau envisioned a company that could bring clarity and confidence to the investment decisions that shape tomorrow’s pharmaceutical products. In 2012 he launched Ozmosi, a competitive pharmaceutical analytics company based in New Jersey.

Beau has a BS in biology from Rutgers University and has worked in several industries, including finance, pharmaceuticals, marine biology, environmental science, and business consulting.  He brings to Ozmosi a deep understanding and broad knowledge of global market valuation and healthcare product development, as well as an extensive network of industry experts.

 

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WebsitesGlobalClinicalTrialData.comwww.ozmosi.com

New Survey Finds the Majority of Consumers Are Unaware of the Risks Associated with Buying Prescription Drugs Online and Oppose Legalizing Importation from Canada

July 19, 2017
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Libby Baney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies, a non-profit organization dedicated to making the Internet safe for consumers worldwide again joins eHealth Radio and the Pharmaceutical & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Libby Baney discuss the following:

  • What made ASOP Global decide to do this poll right now?
  • What were some of the GENERAL findings from the new asop global survey?
  • What's the danger in just searching for your medicine and ordering online?
  • What are the risks associated with buying prescription drugs from illegal online pharmacies?
  • Congress is considering legislation that would legalize the importation of prescription medicines from Canada. How do consumers feel about this issue?
  • What were the top factors that changed their minds?
  • What can people do to STAY SAFE OR SAVE MONEY when shopping for medicines online?

 

Libby Baney is the executive director of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), an international non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. which she founded in 2009. In this capacity, Libby leads ASOP operations, shapes public policy, and advocates for increased international attention to the issue of illegal online drug sellers.

A lawyer by training and health advocate by nature, Libby is a prolific speaker and writer, regularly engaging with diverse audiences on issues at the intersection of Internet technology and healthcare. She leads strategic workshops and speaks on these issues worldwide; writes policy documents; and interacts with international corporate leaders and policymakers.

Libby’s work spans multiple continents, which has been covered by local, national and international media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Washington Times, The Indianapolis Star, Inside Health Policy, Pharmacy Today, ABC News, CNN, and C-SPAN.

In addition to her work for ASOP, Libby is a partner at FaegreBD Consulting and Counsel with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP where she works on Internet policy, intellectual property rights, pharmacy, telemedicine/telehealth, and pharmaceutical supply chain matters.

 

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Website: www.BuySafeRx.pharmacy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BuySafeRx

 

The shadowy world of sports supplements

March 16, 2017
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Robert Tauler, managing partner at Tauler Smith, a Los Angeles attorney who protects the nutritional supplement market from people who openly sell illegal steroids and amphetamines as sports supplements joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Legal & Supplement Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Robert Tauler discuss the following:

  • Tell us a bit about problem of illegal steroids being sold right out in the open online and in sports nutrition stores. How big is the problem and what’s at stake?
  • How do these companies work and why can they operate so openly? Where’s the FDA in policing this problem?
  • What are the most common kinds of illegal supplements being sold right now, how do they work, and what are the risks and known side-effects? Do you know of any cases of someone suffering serious physical injury from illegal supplements that you can share with us?
  • How do you use the law to go after these bad actors? How effective have you been in getting the courts to force these people to take these poisons off the market?
  • Who is the market these people sell to? Can you tell us something about the buyers and the sellers? Who makes these supplements? Do the makers of these supplements have any medical backgrounds or qualifications that lets them experiment on customers with unapproved pharmaceutical research drugs?
  • How can unsuspecting people protect themselves from these substances? What should they know? How should they read a supplement’s label?

 

Los Angeles trial attorney Robert Tauler devotes the majority of his practice to nutritional supplement litigation, specifically eliminating steroid and amphetamine analogs from over-the-counter sports supplements. These drugs are sold openly in stores and online under all sorts of names with no warnings about side effects, whether the chemicals have been banned for human consumption, or whether they are outright illegal — as all steroids are without a doctor’s prescription.

In 2016, he was  awarded "Attorney of the Year" by the Los Angeles Westside Bar Association. In 2015 he obtained a $10 million jury verdict against a supplement manufacturer, which was among the top 25 highest verdicts in California that year.

Tauler, a native Californian, is a 2005 graduate from Harvard Law School. He was honored as an NCAA Big West Scholar-Athlete while an undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine, where he majored in political science and played on the Anteater’s nationally-ranked men’s volleyball team.

 

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Website: taulersmith.com

Importing Prescription Drugs from Other Countries, Including Canada, Puts U.S. Consumers at Risk

March 9, 2017
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Libby Baney, Principal at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting and Executive Director of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies, a non-profit organization dedicated to making the Internet safe for consumers worldwide again joins eHealth Radio and the Pharmaceutical & Health News Channels. ASOP Global recently launched a campaign to educate policymakers, consumers and others about the dangers of buying prescription drugs from other countries, including Canada.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Libby Baney discuss the following:

  • How prevalent are illegal online pharmacies?
  • There’s been a lot of discussion about legalizing the importation of prescription drugs from Canada. What Do U.S. Residents Get When They Search for a “Canadian Online Pharmacy”?
  • Are There ANY Legitimate Canadian Online Pharmacies?
  • Why Can’t Congress Just Make It Legal for U.S. Residents to Buy From Only Websites Supplying from Actual Canadian Pharmacies?
  • Doesn't this new importation bill have built-in safeguards?
  • Can the U.S. Increase U.S. Government Enforcement Authority and Penalties for Illegal Actors?
  • What Are the Risks to U.S. Residents Who Buy From a “Canadian” Online Pharmacy?
  • What can consumers do to stay safe when shopping for medicines online?

 

Libby Baney is the executive director of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), an international non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. which she founded in 2009. In this capacity, Libby leads ASOP operations, shapes public policy, and advocates for increased international attention to the issue of illegal online drug sellers.

A lawyer by training and health advocate by nature, Libby is a prolific speaker and writer, regularly engaging with diverse audiences on issues at the intersection of Internet technology and healthcare. She leads strategic workshops and speaks on these issues worldwide; writes policy documents; and interacts with international corporate leaders and policymakers.

Libby’s work spans multiple continents, which has been covered by local, national and international media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Washington Times, The Indianapolis Star, Inside Health Policy, Pharmacy Today, ABC News, CNN, and C-SPAN.

In addition to her work for ASOP, Libby is a partner at FaegreBD Consulting and Counsel with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP where she works on Internet policy, intellectual property rights, pharmacy, telemedicine/telehealth, and pharmaceutical supply chain matters.

 

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Website: www.BuySafeRx.pharmacy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BuySafeRx

Building a Better Fat Trap. Q & A with Gary Thompson, M Pharmaceuticals

January 21, 2017
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Gary Thompson, President and CEO of M Pharmaceuticals USA, a clinical-stage company developing innovative technologies for obesity and weight management joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Pharmaceutical & Weight Management Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Gary Thompson discuss the following:

  • A fat loss drug is the holy grail, what has been the challenges in developing a drug that actually works?
  • With drugs that "trap fat", what have been the issues surrounding Orlistat products currently on the market?
  • Your company has redesigned this drug, now called C-103, to address "bathroom issues", how does this new drug work?
  • What have studies for C-103 demonstrated so far?
  • Would your drug work against other illnesses that affect the obese such as fatty liver disease, if so, how?
  • What is the next step for your diet drug?

 

Gary A. Thompson, B.S. is President & CEO M-Pharmaceutical U.S.A. Inc. Thomspon has 30 years plus of sales and management experience in Fortune 500 health care organizations and start up pharmaceutical companies. He has served as Vice President of sales for Cigna Healthcare managing billions of assets over his career. Mr. Thompson's management and leadership roles with start up ventures including ToConceive LLC., (510K FDA Clearance ) in women's health and wellness, and in the obesity space as President of M-Pharma's newly acquired Chelatexx, LLC., C-103 reformulated orlistat.

 

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Website: www.m-pharma.ca

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/M-Pharmaceutical-Inc
Twitter: @MPharmaceutical

Healthcare Providers Have a Vital Role to Play in Educating Patients About Illegal Online Pharmacies

December 8, 2016
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Libby Baney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies, a non-profit organization dedicated to making the Internet safe for consumers worldwide again joins eHealth Radio and the Pharmaceutical & Health News Channels.

ASOP Global recently launched a campaign to educate pharmacists, doctors and other healthcare providers about illegal online pharmacies, counterfeit medicines and the tools they need to help keep their patients safe online.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Libby Baney discuss the following:

  • What is the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies?
  • Why is the focus of your new campaign healthcare providers?
  • How prevalent are illegal online pharmacies?
  • What are the risks associated with buying prescription drugs from illegal online pharmacies?
  • Can you tell our listeners what to look out for to avoid these dangers?

Summary: What can consumers do to stay safe when shopping for medicines online? Consumers should visit www.BuySafeRx.pharmacy to verify whether a website is safe BEFORE they order any prescription medicines online. We also encourage consumers to look for websites that end in dot-pharmacy, like www.medlife.pharmacy and www.safe.pharmacy, because only entities that are approved by NABP legally qualify to have a dot-pharmacy website. 

Libby Baney is the executive director of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), an international non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. which she founded in 2009. In this capacity, Libby leads ASOP operations, shapes public policy, and advocates for increased international attention to the issue of illegal online drug sellers.

A lawyer by training and health advocate by nature, Libby is a prolific speaker and writer, regularly engaging with diverse audiences on issues at the intersection of Internet technology and healthcare. She leads strategic workshops and speaks on these issues worldwide; writes policy documents; and interacts with international corporate leaders and policymakers.

Libby’s work spans multiple continents, which has been covered by local, national and international media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Washington Times, The Indianapolis Star, Inside Health Policy, Pharmacy Today, ABC News, CNN, and C-SPAN.

In addition to her work for ASOP, Libby is a partner at FaegreBD Consulting and Counsel with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP where she works on Internet policy, intellectual property rights, pharmacy, telemedicine/telehealth, and pharmaceutical supply chain matters.

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Website: www.BuySafeRx.pharmacy

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/BuySafeRx
Twitter: @BuySafeRx