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Distinguished Soldier carries on Pharmacy Duty at LifeWIRE

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pressreleasepicArlington, VA, September 28, 2018 - With the addition of retired US Army Colonel Isiah (Ike) Harper, a recognized thought leader and in-house pharmacy consultant, LifeWIRE has taken its medication management and patient care solutions to a new level.

Col. Harper brings a unique and valuable combination of experience and expertise as a senior officer, with deep knowledge of the pharma industry, and demonstrated commitment to the health and well-being of members of the armed services.

Harper's first area of focus will be applying LifeWIRE’s patient engagement platform to improving the management of opioid treatments. He will also leverage the platform to ensure the full range of a client's short and longer-term medication management goals are accomplished.

“There is a battle to be won against the opioid crisis. The fight begins with ensuring proper dispensation and

management of prescription drugs and medication. I will be on guard for this; monitoring the process and

caring for patients through LifeWIRE,” Harper said.

 

Howard Rosen, LifeWIRE CEO said Harper will be a valuable asset to the management team, the company’s

innovative communications platform, and LifeWIRE’s federal and commercial clients. “Ike’s experience and

insights will enhance what we offer, including the value we can bring to the VA’s after-care plans for wounded

soldiers, veterans, and our commercial clients.”

 

LifeWIRE’s work with the Veterans Administration (VA) and high-risk suicidal vets has been widely

recognized and awarded.

 

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Ike served in pharmacy positions around the world, starting with

Chief of Ambulatory Pharmacy and the Chief of Pharmacy Support at Darnell Army Community in Fort Hood,

Texas.

 

As Director of the Clinical Service Support Division with the United States Army Medical Material Agency, he

managed a number of strategic portfolios including Product Safety Surveillance, Clinical Operations,

Biostatistics, Product Technical Operations, and Product Management Support Branches.

 

In ensuring pharmacy compliance, Ike’s experience as Medical Command Pharmacy Program Manager and

The Surgeon General Army Pharmacy Consultant was most useful. That is where he established and maintained

a Drug Diversion Team with an accompanying database; tracked metrics on pharmacy compliance with

national contract purchasing and business tools resulting in $152M cost avoidance.

 

Towards the end of his military career, Ike was made the Working Group Chair and Product Sponsor for the

Electronic Data Capture System and Advisory Board Member for the Hand Transplant Program, Office of the

Army Surgeon General. He was also appointed to the DOD Pharmacy Board of Directors and Tricare

Management Activity board where, in collaboration with the office of the Assistant Secretary of

Defense/Health, he managed DOB’s $6.7B DOD pharmacy program.

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