New Doctor of Pharmacy Hire Brings Community Pharmacy Experience to Online Pharmacy Safety Verification
White Plains, New York – March 19, 2018 – PharmacyChecker.com has hired Shivam Patel, PharmD, BSPS, RPh as Director of Pharmacy Verification and Information. The addition of Dr. Patel to the PharmacyChecker.com team demonstrates the company's commitment to patients across the globe in providing the information and guidance necessary to navigate online access to safe and affordable medications.
Dr. Patel is a registered pharmacist in Massachusetts and has experience in the community and hospital pharmacy settings. He has worked at Brigham and Women's hospital, Partners Healthcare, CVS Health, and Stallergenes Greer as the Senior Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety Associate. At Stallergenes Greer, Dr. Patel was responsible for quality review, analysis, preparation, completion of labeling, narrative, and submission reports of serious adverse events (SAEs) to determine a drug's safety profile and to meet U.S. FDA regulatory requirements.
Dr. Patel received a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies from Northeastern University. He was a Professional Pharmacy Practice Laboratory Instructor at Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Patel will oversee the PharmacyChecker Verification Program, monitoring and enforcing compliance with the program's industry-leading standards. Dr. Tod Cooperman, CEO of PharmacyChecker, stated: "Dr. Patel's experience working directly with patients in a community pharmacy setting and his expert knowledge surrounding quality assurance aligns with PharmacyChecker.com's own mission to help consumers find safe and affordable medication."
"As a registered pharmacist who has worked in the community, Patel knows firsthand the pain consumers' wallets are facing at the pharmacy counter," said Gabriel Levitt, president of PharmacyChecker.com. "Shivam really understands that access to lower drug prices is key to protecting the public health and I'm excited work with him."
Around 45 million people in the United States did not take prescribed medication in 2016 due to high prices. More than ever, patients need guidance on how to safely obtain affordable medication via online pharmacies. With the addition of Dr. Shivam Patel, PharmacyChecker.com continues to lead the charge on providing that guidance
PharmacyChecker.com is the only independent company that verifies international online pharmacies in addition to comparing their prices. We are a stakeholder in the online consumer-driven healthcare community, seeking an open Internet environment that promotes innovation and new business models that serve the public health. Our verifications and price comparisons have been referenced by AARP Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many others.