SJPharmaPod Special: PRSA Health Academy’s First Podcast, Patient-centric Medicine and Medicare Part D

A special bonus for listeners of SJPharmaPod, the official podcast of the South Jersey Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology Industry Alliance.

In this podcast we present a PRSA Health Academy panel discussion, “Patient-centric Medicine and Medicare Part D – Trends and Implications for the Healthcare Industry and the Role of PR.”

Participating in the panel were Lois Aronstein, State Director for AARP in New York; Melinda Abrams, senior program officer for the Commonwealth Fund; and Marily Rhudy, senior vice president, public affairs, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

The program was recorded June 28 at the offices of Fleischman Hillard in New York City.


Lois Aronstein, AARP New York State Director. Read bio here

Melissa Abrams, Senior Program Officer, The Commonwealth Fund. Read bio here

Marily Rhudy, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Read bio here

Download the podcast here (78.3 mb stereo MP3 file, 54:21 duration).

Time Codes

  • 7:00 – 28:10 Lois Aronstein, NY State Director, AARP
  • 29:09 – 43:32 Melinda Abrams, senior program officer, Commonweath Fund
  • 44:42 – 53:01 Marily Rhudy, senior vice president, public affairs, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • 53:38 Questions

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