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Safety Pharmacy

New York City, New York, United States
November 07, 2018

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Kenneth Tam,PharmD



●Licensed pharmacist with expertise in all aspects of pharmacy safety, including medication filling, sterile compounding, and verification

●Primary resource for patient’s medical information and drug safety counseling. Daily collaboration with medical professionals to ensure quality patient care

●Gained insight of pharmacovigilance(PV) activities such as intake of source documents, MedDRA coding strategies, safety databases, individual case safety reports (ICSRs), and submission requests


Quick learner, Ability to work under pressure

Risk Assessment, Pharmacovigilance, Drug Information Inquiries, Data Entry

Argus, Clinical Consultation, Data Analysis, English Fluency

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel

Medical Terminology, Ability to work independently and within team environments


Pharmacy Manager 2015 - Present

Walgreens Pharmacy, New York

●Maintain compliance with all required training and standard operating procedures

●Clinical knowledge of therapeutic area, patient populations, and drug class

●Reports adverse events(AEs) to manufacturers and FDA utilizing medwatch form on behalf of patients to ensure safety profile of medications

●Guide pharmacy colleagues to deliver patient services such as adherence programs and medication therapy management to ensure the health and safety of our patients

●Manage multiple patient and drug information databases

●Ability to evaluate, interpret and synthesize scientific data

●Lead and train cross-functional teams

●Ability to problem solve and adapt to changing priorities

●Contribute to the hiring, orientation, and training and development of staff as needed

●Manage budget, payroll, and pharmacy inventory such as drugs and expense items

●Ability to navigate in databases and pull information correctly

Pharmacist 2013 - 2015

Walgreens Pharmacy, New York

●Executed company procedures while verifying prescriptions in a high volume environment

●Organized flu clinics to help company achieve company quota of flu shots administered per year

●Designed the schedule of numerous technician/interns while forecasting workload demand

●Counseled patients on prescription and over the counter medications while developing personal connections

●Identified quality improvements to reduce prescription errors

●Team player ability to function in cross-functional environments

●Self-motivated, able to prioritize and plan effectively, and independently, with minimal supervision

Drug Safety Associate

Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals: Pharmacovigilance, Montville, New Jersey 2009 - 2012

Assisted in finalization of Drug Safety follow-up letters (HCP, Consumer letter, etc.)

Started the process for the development of a company dashboard for key performance indicators(KPIs)

Received ARGUS software training

Well versed with the FDA, EMA, and ICH guidelines

Strong knowledge of FDA, EMA, ICH safety reporting regulations, SOPs, GCP guidelines

Knowledge of US and EU regulatory requirements and experience in Drug Safety Data Management, ad hoc reports

Preparation of periodic aggregate safety reports (ASRs) (e.g. DSUR, PBRER, WAIVER, PSUR, PADER) for submissions to regulatory agency

Proficient adverse event case management

Working knowledge of global regulatory safety reporting requirements

Proficient in reviewing adverse events as per policies and procedures

Proficient knowledge of MedDRA and WHO-DD dictionary, ATC Classification

Well versed with data entry of case reports in ARGUS Safety and writing medical narratives

Good knowledge of pharmacovigilance practices

Drug Information Associate

Brookdale University, New York 2012- 2013

●Received and responded to external inquiries from healthcare providers using a systematic

approach that allowed for legal, ethical, and timely responses

●Conducted literature review to analyze data and provide balanced scientific responses

●Participated in journal clubs to review studies and scientific methods


Long Island University, Doctorate of Pharmacy 2012

New York State Board of Pharmacy Licensure #I057500 2012

APHA Travel Health Services 2012

OSHA/BBP Certified 2012

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