Tuesday May 14, 2024

The drug shortage specialist will see you now

The incredible staying power of drug shortages kicks the door open for full-time pharmacy roles designed to combat this issue. Dr. Austin Pytlowany, clinical pharmacist specialist in drug shortage management at Michigan Medicine and Vizient's Kyle Hoelting, senior clinical manager of drug shortages and drug information join host Gretchen Brummel, Pharmacy Executive Director with the Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence to discuss drug shortages and drug information and share their perspectives.


Guest speakers: 
Austin Pytlowany, PharmD
Pharmacy Manager – Inventory and Drug Shortage Management
Michigan Medicine


Kyle Hoelting, PharmD, BCPS
Sr. Clinical Manager of Drug Information and Shortages
Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence 


Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS 
Pharmacy Executive Director 
Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence 


Show Notes: 

[00:48-01:53] Dr. Pytlowany background information 

[01:54-02:52] Why Michigan Medicine created his position

[02:53-05:52] The overall impact of drug shortages right now

[05:53-07:12] National impact of drug shortages

[07:13-10:41] Austin’s position helping improving patient care at Michigan Medicine

[10:42-12:25] Organizational benefits of individuals or a teams dedicated to drug shortages

[12:26-16:41] Other kinds of positions out there

[16:42-20:40] Concepts and solutions coming out of this or to market

[20:41-22:11] Future for these types of roles in drug shortages

[22:12-25:38] Advice for people who want to get into this specialty


Links | Resources: 

The One Thing You Need to Know about Drug Shortage Stewardship

Drug Shortage Stewardship: Calls to Action for the Interconnected Supply Chain

ASHP Current Drug Shortages


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