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DME, a division of Davids Productions in Montville, NJ, has launched the premier issue of Current Concepts in Pharmacy Management newsletter and a new educational web-based resource, Both the newsletter and Web site are offshoots of Current Concepts in Pharmacy Management, a video series which DME has published for the past six years through a grant from Ortho Biotech Products, LP.

Current Concepts in Pharmacy Management Newsletter

Each issue of this new accredited newsletter, targeted to health system pharmacists, provides valuable, in-depth information on a current topic of interest. Feature stories are written by pharmacy thought leaders and industry experts. Issue 1, the first newsletter to be published, was released in early October 2005. The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy is the accredited provider.

Health system pharmacists will find this newsletter to be a significant resource for issues and needs that they encounter in their pharmacies. For example, Issue 1, entitled "Supply Chain Management in Health Systems: A New Imperative for Pharmacists," presents recognized industry experts who discuss Tips for Detecting Counterfeit Medications, The Increasing Occurrence of Drug Shortages and The Impact of Wholesaler Source Contracting Programs on the Pharmaceutical Marketplace.

Issue 2, scheduled for publication in November, will focus on the impact of Ambulatory Injectable Drugs on Health Systems.

William Gouveia, RPh, Director of Pharmacy at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, is the executive editor of this new publication.

"We designed this newsletter to be relevant and timely for current 'hot topics' in health system pharmacy," said David Comora, newsletter publisher and managing partner in DME. "Our Editorial Board is comprised of thought leaders who are very aware of the most important issues facing health system pharmacists today. Each newsletter contains articles authored by experts and well-known authorities."

"Pharmacists may recognize the Current Concepts in Pharmacy Management title from the related video-based program," explained David. "Our company, in conjunction with the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, has been creating and producing the video program, through an educational grant from Ortho Biotech, for the past five years."

Three issues of the Current Concepts in Pharmacy Management newsletter will be published annually. There is no charge or fee for the newsletter or to receive continuing education credit. Current Concepts in Pharmacy Management programs (newsletters, videos and posttests) can be accessed and viewed at the newly launched Web site.

Newsletter Highlights
Issue 1 includes the following articles:

  • A Reliable Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
  • Tips for Pharmacists in Detecting Counterfeit Medications
  • The Increasing Occurrence of Drug Shortages: Facts and Strategies for the Hospital Pharmacy
  • The Impact of Wholesaler Source Contracting Programs on the Pharmaceutical Marketplace
  • Editor's Commentary
  • Rx Forum: A Closer Look at the Supply Chain and Wholesalers/Distributors

Current Concepts in Pharmacy Management Official Web Site -

The online resource for the Current Concepts program,, was created in order to have a central portfolio for the videos, posttests and newsletters. Pharmacists now have instant access for themselves and their staffs to all of the Current Concepts educational materials, which are all designated for CPE. For example, they can:

  • Read or download the first issue of the new newsletter "Supply Chain Management in Health Systems: A New Imperative for Pharmacists"
  • View highlights from the latest video release (Volume 16) "Protecting the Integrity of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain"
  • Watch highlights from the other currently accredited video programs (Volumes 13-15) that focus on, respectively, USP 797 Regulations for Sterile and Chemotherapy Compounding, Emerging Technologies for Improved Patient Safety and JCAHO Requirements for Patient Safety
  • Access complete videos to earlier programs (Volumes 1-12) that still contain relevant and useful information despite having expired accreditation
  • Download extra copies of newsletter and video posttests
  • View highlights from past ASHP meetings
  • Return to the Web site on a regular basis to view and access new videos, posttests and newsletters as they are released

"The Current Concepts video series has been in existence for 5 years and now that the newsletter has been created, a Web site was the next logical step in the progression of the Current Concepts program," said David Kalb, co-publisher. "Our Editorial Board was very enthusiastic about having the entire Current Concepts portfolio available on the Internet so that pharmacists could have unlimited access to the programs and resources that we have developed."

Current Concepts in Pharmacy Management is supported by an educational grant from Ortho Biotech Products, LP.


About Davids Productions

In 2005, Davids Productions celebrated its 20-year anniversary as a provider of innovative and targeted training, promotion and education programs for pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers and consumers/patients. Two additional divisions of the company have been created: DPT (Interactive Pharmaceutical Training and Promotion) and DME (Davids Medical Education). Davids Productions has successfully created and produced hundreds of communication programs using diverse media and technology. These programs have focused on numerous subjects and are targeted to many audiences. A revamped Davids Productions web site was recently unveiled.

Continuing education for all healthcare professionals is the objective of DME. This division has solid, long-term associations with accredited providers such as the University of Kentucky and the University of Arizona. All education programs created and produced by DME reflect its dedication to scientific content and fair balance with innovative learning techniques, and draw upon the company's strong relationships with key opinion leaders.

The DPT division is focused on interactive pharmaceutical training and promotion. For sales training, a full complement of interactive training program CD-ROMs and DVDs are available, including The Interactive Talking Reprint CD-ROM™, Glossary Plus™, The Virtual Interactive Preceptorship™, The Interactive PI™ , interactive selling skills programs and interactive training modules.

In addition to sales training, DPT has extensive experience producing education programs for patients (lifestyle management and drug administration/compliance education) and healthcare providers (general interest and programs supporting branded products). Finally, DPT will support training meeting activities with initiatives such as meeting highlights videos/CD-ROMs, webcasting, meet the experts videos/CD-ROMs and interactive poster session CD-ROMs. Watch for the launch of the DPT web site

For more information or to schedule a capabilities presentation, please call David Kalb or David Comora at 973-541-2201.

David Comora
Davids Productions, Inc.
137 Route 202
Montville, NJ 07045
(973) 541-2201
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The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education.
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