About Clinical IQ, LLC

History

Founded in 1999, Clinical IQ, LLC, is a privately held consulting company based in Florham Park, New Jersey. It is led by Eric Kastango, MBA, RPh, FASHP, President and CEO, who is seen as an expert in many areas of the pharmacy industry, but particularly in USP Chapter processes. Clinical IQ, LLC aims to serve as the trusted source for pharmacy information services and product solutions for all our customers who range from local start-up operations to established national companies in the hospital, home care, and specialty compounding industries. With this aim, Clinical IQ® creates software, classroom training, web based training, audit tools, and many other informational products to make sterile compounding and related areas of pharmacy safer.

Mission

Improving patient safety through better standards-setting in sterile compounding and other practice areas is not our only goal, though it is the highest goal. Another goal is to improve the professional life of pharmacists and technicians as we carry out our craft with the comforting knowledge of reduced probability of causing harm. You see, Clinical IQ® and our partners are practitioners. We have real on-the-floor experience. We are aware of how the rigors and pressures of daily work and work habits impact quality beyond textbook formulas. Clinical IQ® and our partners are on a mission to change pharmacy for the better and our work is never done. We hope you will join us.

People

esk_200x249Since its inception, Eric S. Kastango has been at the forefront of USP . He is an elected member of the United States Pharmacopoeia Sterile Compounding Committee (2005-2010 & 2010-2015). Over the years, he has held multiple American Society of Health-System Pharmacists chairmanships and committee positions. He was responsible for creating the “Comprehensive Sterile Compounding Compliance Gap Analysis and Risk Assessment Tool.” In this capacity, Mr. Kastango frequents pharmacy events as an expert speaker, contributes to industry journals, and teaches.
Mr. Kastango received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences and a MBA from the University of Phoenix. Since 1980, he has practiced pharmacy in a number of practice settings (including hospitals, community, and home care) in a number of different of roles, including the Corporate Vice President of Pharmacy Services for Coram Healthcare Corporation, which has 72 pharmacies in 44 states. He has also managed a FDA-registered cGMP manufacturing operation for Baxter Healthcare Corporation, and has made over 100 presentations on a variety of pharmacy practice topics.  View Eric’s CV.

peter_headshotJoining Mr. Kastango is Peter Cantor. Peter brings with him a diverse background in pharmacy product development, sales, and educational training with more than 10 years of experience. Most recently, Peter worked for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) as manager of electronic product development. Peter has a degree in Secondary Education from The Ohio State University.  Mr. Cantor is also the Sr. Vice President of CriticalPoint, a premier healthcare education and publishing company.

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