Pharmacy students earn OPA Business Plan Competition title

Congratulations to P3 students Olivia King (team captain), Diana Morus, Patrick Moldovan and Madelyn Braman, who together were first-place winners of the 2024 Ohio Pharmacists Association Innovative Pharmacy Business Plan Competition. The students competed against eight other Ohio schools of pharmacy student teams in the development of an innovative business plan to then reach the live finals held in Columbus on April 6.

Under the advisement of S. Scott Wisneski, Pharm.D. associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, the students developed a formal business plan for an innovative pharmacy patient care service titled Cholest-Erased, LLC.

In collaboration with a regional Federally Qualified Health Center, this service would have pharmacists and support personnel traveling to individual homes to provide cholesterol medication management, monitoring laboratory indices and delivery of medications. The goals of the services would focus on achieving positive clinical outcomes, medication adherence and patient education. Components of the plan included need for service, mission, goals, market analysis, workflow, resources, financial analysis, marketing and implementation plan.

Winners of the competition receive a monetary prize and recognition on a plaque at the Ohio Pharmacists Association home office in Columbus.

-- Submitted by Scott Wisneski,

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