Jordan J. Maswoswe, BSc., PharmD:

Dr. Maswoswe has been a pharmacist for the last twenty-four years and has spent the last eighteen years in senior pharmacy management positions. He graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts with a bachelor of science (BSc) degree in pharmacy in 1981. He received a post-baccalaureate doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree in 1992 from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.

His areas of expertise are infectious disease, pharmacy cost-savings, administration, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and all facets of pharmacy consultation. His last fulltime position was as a corporate consultant for one of the largest drug wholesalers in the country.

Prior to his role as a corporate consultant, Dr. Maswoswe was the Executive Director of Pharmacy Services for Harris County Hospital District in Houston, Texas. As the pharmacy administrator, he was responsible for three hospitals (including a Level I Trauma ER) and twelve community clinic pharmacies. He reported to the Senior Vice-President and COO. Dr. Maswoswe had four pharmacy directors that reported directly to him and in total, was responsiblefor over 250 employees. His annual drug budget was over $60 million with revenues of over $100 million. Dr. Maswoswe is well-published and is a sought-after national speaker on a variety of pharmacy subjects including staffing, pharmacy compliance and cost-saving issues. Dr. Maswoswe has also conducted scientific drug stability and compatibility studies, and consulted all over the country. Facility sizes have ranged from small 30-bed hospitals to large multiple hospital systems including systems that extended over several states. He also has firsthand experience with reviewing LTACs, nursing homes, rehabilitation and psychiatric facilities. In short, unlike most consultants, Dr. Maswoswe has lived the life of a pharmacist and has the publications and record to not only illustrate his cost-saving, scientific and clinical initiatives but to validate his expertise and claim as a viable pharmacy consultant.

Sample of Relevant Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

a. Infectious Disease

  • April 1996 "Enforcing antimicrobial restrictions" [Letter]. Appears in Am J Hosp Pharm.(pdf)
  • March 1996 "Inappropriate blood level acquisition and use: A justification for a pharmacokinetics consult service." Article appears in P & T Journal.(pdf)
  • January 1996 "Evaluating once daily dosing of aminoglycosides: An observational study." Article appears in Formulary.(pdf)
  • March 1996 "Inappropriate blood level acquisition and use: A justification for a pharmacokinetics consult service." Article appears in P & T Journal.(pdf)
  • January 1996 "Evaluating once daily dosing of aminoglycosides: An observational study." Article appears in Formulary. (pdf)
  • July 1995 "Enforcing restricted antibiotics policy in a large teaching hospital." Article appears in Am J Hosp Pharm. (pdf)
  • June 1995 "Streamlining formulary antibiotics: A pharmaeconomic necessity and cost-efficient strategy." Article appears in P & T Journal. (pdf)
  • April 1995 "A Concurrent Review of Surgical Prophylaxis at a County 580 – Bed Teaching Hospital." Article appears in P & T Journal. (pdf)
  • March 1995 "Applying pharmaceutical care to antimicrobial pharmacotherapy." Article appears in Pharmacy Times. (pdf)
  • November 1994 "Emergence of multidrug-resistant isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii." Article in Am J Hosp Pharm. (pdf)
  • April 1994 "Enforcing Antimicrobil Restriction Policy Through Amikacin Utilization Evaluation with Clinical Pharmacist Intervention in a 580-Bed County Teaching Hospital." Article appears in P & T Journal. (pdf)

b. Total Parenteral Nutrition

  • July 1995 "An old nemesis: Calcium phosphate interaction in TPN admixtures." Article appears in Hosp Pharm. (pdf)
  • June 1987 "Achieving Parenteral Nutrition Cost-Savings Through Prescribing Guidelines and Formulary Restrictions." Article appears in American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. (pdf)
  • December 1993 "Appropriate Nutritional Assessment in Patients Prior to the Initiation of TPN in Four Hospitals: County, Government, Community and Private." 28th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. Abstract in IPA. (pdf)
  • December 1993 "Pharmacist's Attitudes About TPN Excess Overfill and Additive-Volume." 28th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. Abstract in IPA. (pdf)

c. IV to PO Therapy
  • June 1995 "Criteria-based antimicrobial switch therapy program." Article appears in Hosp Formulary. (pdf)
  • June 1989 "Cost-Savings Associated With The Appropriate Conversion Of Patients Receiving Intravenous Cimetidine Or Ranitidine To Oral Dosage Forms." 46th Annual ASHP Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee. Abstract in IPA. (pdf)

d. Pharmacy Retention to Assuage Pharmacy Shortages

  • June 1994 "Combating Pharmacists Shortage Through Labor Certification." Article appears in Hospital Pharmacy. (pdf)

e. Stability and Compatibility Studies

  • November/December 1997 "Stability of cefepime hydrochloride in dextrose 5% injection and 0.9% sodium chloride injection." Appears in International J Pharmaceutical Compounding. (pdf)
  • July/August 1997 "Stability of ceftriaxone sodium when mixed with metronidazole injection." Appears in International J Pharmaceutical Compounding. (pdf)
  • July/August 1997 "Stability of bethanechol chloride in oral liquid dosage forms." Appears in International J Pharmaceutical Compounding. (pdf)
  • July/August 1997 "Stability of mitomycin aqueous solution when stored in tuberculin syringes." Appears in International J Pharmaceutical Compounding. (pdf
  • May/June 1997 "Stability of ketorolac tromethamine in 5% dextrose injection and 0.9% sodium chloride injections." Appears in International J Pharmaceutical Compounding. (pdf)
  • May/June 1997 "Stability of cefmetazole sodium in 5% dextrose injection and 0.9% sodium chloride injection." Appears in International J Pharmaceutical Compounding. (pdf)
  • March/April 1997 "Quantitation of metoprolol tartrate and propranolol hydrochloride in pharmaceutical dosage forms: Stability of metoprolol in aqueous mixture." Appears in International J Pharmaceutical Compounding. (pdf)

f. Adverse Drug Reactions; Medication Misadventures

  • January 1994 "Suspected Fatal Diphenhydramine Toxicity by Application to the Skin of an Infant with Varicella." Article appears in Hospital Pharmacy Journal. (pdf)
  • June 1994 “latrogenic-Related Admissions to the Internal Medicine Service of Large Teaching Hospital.“ 51stASHP Annual Meeting, Reno, Nevada. Abstract in IPA. (pdf)

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