Healthcare Solutions Adds Two Pharmacy Experts
Healthcare Solutions, the parent company of pharmacy benefit manager Cypress Care, today announced that it has added Dean Castaldo, R. Ph, and Scott Phillips, Pharm. D, to its pharmacy operations team.
(Vocus/PRWEB) July 28, 2010
Atlanta, GA (Vocus) July 28, 2010 -- Healthcare Solutions, the parent company of pharmacy benefit manager Cypress Care, today announced that it has added Dean Castaldo, R. Ph, and Scott Phillips, Pharm. D, to its pharmacy operations team. The addition of Castaldo and Phillips further strengthens the company’s in-house team of pharmacists, who provide pharmacy analyses and ongoing clinical support to the company’s customers.
“We are excited to add these two high caliber pharmacists to our team,” said Jim Andrews, R. Ph, senior vice president of pharmacy services for Healthcare Solutions. “Healthcare Solutions continues to heavily invest in clinical resources responsible for developing innovative cost management solutions that support appropriate medical care for patients.”
Phillips and Castaldo will be added to the company’s P&T committee, which serves as an advisory board to the company on the selection and use of medications to treat injured workers and auto claimants. Healthcare Solutions’ P&T committee reviews identified safety issues, proper drug utilization trends, drug recalls, new generic introductions, changes in FDA drug indications that have occurred in the recent quarter. The committee also focuses on emerging issues, including legislative updates and best practice pain treatment protocols prevalent in the workers’ compensation and auto markets.
Castaldo has over 15 years of experience in the pharmacy management industry, including serving as a district pharmacy manager at Publix Super Markets, Inc. in Atlanta Georgia. Castaldo graduated from the University of Florida with a Masters degree in Pharmacy Policy and Regulation. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from University of Rhode Island. Castaldo currently serves as preceptor for the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy.
Phillips has worked in the pharmacy industry for nearly a decade and previously worked at CVS Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc., and Diosynth Biotechnology. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy, Master in Business Administration, and Master of Science from Campbell University.
Healthcare Solutions P&T committee is chaired by Chip Robison, Pharm. D, director of clinical pharmacy services for Healthcare Solutions. Dr. Robison is a member of the Work Loss Data Institute (WLDI) Official Disability Guidelines Editorial Advisory Board and actively participates in providing pharmacy guidance to the committee. Under Dr. Robison’s leadership, the P&T committee recently developed customized formulary approaches to antibiotic utilization as well as formulary enhancements to assist non-subscriber workers’ compensation customers. The P&T committee continues to monitor the impact of the Food and Drug Administration’s risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS), as well as the state-specific adoption of the Official Disability Guidelines.
About Healthcare Solutions
Healthcare Solutions, Inc. is the parent company of Cypress Care and Procura Management. Through its affiliated companies, Healthcare Solutions serves as a health service company delivering integrated solutions to the property and casualty markets, specializing in workers’ compensation and auto liability/PIP. The company’s customers include insurance carriers, third party administrators (TPAs), managed care organizations (MCOs), government agencies and self-insured employers. Utilizing market-leading technology, Healthcare Solutions delivers demonstrated benefits and savings complemented by deep industry expertise. For more information, please visit http://www. healthcaresolutions. com.