Campbell pharmacy faculty member hosts radio show

Dr. Andy Bowman, Director of Continuing Education and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Campbell University’s School of Pharmacy, is hosting a radio show on WFNC 640AM in Fayetteville called “Ask the Pharmacist.” The program, which airs every fourth Tuesday of the month, was first broadcast on August 22. Bowman along with station host, Jim Cooke from Cumulus Broadcasting, have been discussing pharmacy related topics, answering callers’ questions, and providing latest information on prescription and non-prescription products. “It is a wonderful opportunity to provide medication education to the community, while promoting Campbell University and its School of Pharmacy,” said Bowman. “As an alumnus of Campbell, my Camel Pride runs deep. I will take any opportunity to promote Campbell to potential students. You never know who might be listening to the program, parents, grandparents and others, who may know a potential student for our University.” Bowman is no stranger to radio. While serving as a Pharmacy Coordinator with Kroger in Roanoke, Va. Bowman hosted a weekly show called “Ask Andy, The Kroger Radio Pharmacist” on WFIR 960AM from August 1995 until his return to Campbell in August 2000. This previous experience led to this new show. An episode of the “Ask the Pharmacist” program usually generates calls related to over-the-counter products, herbal remedies, medications side effects and questions regarding specific disease states, like diabetes. “The show is live, and it is sometimes challenging to know every answer on the spot,” said Bowman. “I work at Walgreens in Fuquay-Varina part-time, which keeps me up to speed on community pharmacy practice. Like most pharmacists, I also actively maintain my knowledge base by reading journals and participating in continuing education programs.” The show also deals with time sensitive pharmacy and health-related topics. For example during cold and flu season the hosts will discuss preventative medicine such as flu shots. Bowman says the show helps raise the awareness of Campbell’s School of Pharmacy programs. “After 20 years, there are still people in our area of the state who are unaware of the outstanding Pharmacy program in little Buies Creek,” said Bowman. Tune into “Ask the Pharmacist” on 640AM every fourth Tuesday of each month to get the answer to your pharmacy question.Photo Copy: Dr. Andy Bowman, director of Continuing Education and assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice at Campbell University, takes listeners’ calls on “Ask the Pharmacist,” a pharmacy and health-related program on WFNC640 AM in Fayetteville, N.C.

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