The Pharmacy Podcast Network has officially partnered with the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) to broadcast and support IPA through podcasting. IPA will host two new shows on the Pharmacy Podcast Network, ResilienceRx and Rx State of the States. “I am really excited about working with Kate Gainer and the IPA. They were already leveraging podcasting for their BOP Podcast, it’s a clever board of pharmacy review and summary podcast” stated Todd Eury, founder of the Pharmacy Podcast Network, “quality produced and promoted podcasts are more important than ever with the popularity of the medium. The Pharmacy Podcast Network is celebrating our 10th year podcasting about the profession of pharmacy and the IPA joining the network is an anniversary present. We’re excited.”
Podcasting is growing. Apple confirmed there were over 550,000 podcasts at the annual WWDC 2018 conference in early June. And an article by Variety back in Feb 2018 said: Apple Podcasts features more than 500,000 active podcasts, including content in more than 100 languages.
“The Pharmacy Podcast Network has been in the top 100 rankings in Apple podcasts for the category called business news for years. We need to expand the network, build out content pharmacists, pharmacy professionals, and pharmacy industry stakeholders want to hear” Eury continues, “The partnership with IPA will be a valuable source of interviews, panels, and content with connections to other state associations. These podcasts will be valuable to all pharmacy associations and industry professionals looking to catch up on some of the latest initiatives of our pharmacy organizations and leaders.”
Kate Gainer, IPA’s CEO and executive vice president, states, “IPA’s podcasts are designed to educate and benefit pharmacists across the country. We are excited to partner with PPN, the leader in pharmacy podcasts. ResilienceRx is designed to help pharmacists grow amidst stress and Rx State of the States zooms in on major initiatives and legislative priorities for pharmacy practice advancement occurring across the country.”
The IPA is the state society representing the profession of pharmacy in Iowa, united to empower the pharmacy profession to improve health outcomes. Since 1880, the Iowa Pharmacy Association is organized to preserve and advance the interests of the profession and to serve the professional needs of all pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians.