Responsible Distribution: A Model Designed Specifically for the Healthcare Industry
Nadia Bodkin, Pharm.D., M.S., CEO/ Vincent Crowley, SVP, Blaze Therapeutics
The primary objective for our proposed presentations is to effectively educate healthcare professionals, manufacturers (brand owners), and concerned consumers. Cannabis and Cannabis-derived products (like CBD) theoretically have a high therapeutic potential for several health conditions, as proven by numerous clinical studies that have been conducted over the past two decades. Unfortunately, this therapeutic potential does not automatically translate to a product just because it claims to have CBD in it. Responsible Distribution is a distribution model designed specifically for the healthcare industry, with precautions taken to protect for consumer safety and to protect healthcare professionals from potential liability issues. The Cannabis industry is young and vulnerable. Our presentations offer vital education needed to not only empower and protect the courageous entrepreneurs that are choosing to incorporate Cannabis and Cannabis-derived products into their business models but to also protect vulnerable patients from irresponsibly consuming products that may result in exacerbating their condition.
Nadia Bodkin, Pharm.D., M.S. is a seasoned rare disease patient advocacy leader with the Rare Advocacy Movement (RAM) and has held leadership positions at several rare disease advocacy focused organizations assisting in everything between corporate management to therapeutic product development. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Blaze Therapeutics and is one of the founding members of New Love Ventures. She can be found on social media @NadiaBodkin.
Vincent Crowley is a Veteran of the US Army and comes from the Dental world, as well as an advocate and voice for the Veteran and Cannabis communities. He is currently the Senior Vice President for Blaze Therapeutics and a founding member of New Love Ventures. Mr. Crowley leads the charge on Blaze Therapeutic's Veteran focus due to his personal connection as a medically retired Veteran and member of the Wounded Warrior Project. In between his advocacy work guiding medically retired Veterans through their transition back into civilian life, Mr. Crowley is avidly supporting safe access to cannabis-based therapeutics for your average consumer through the implementation of Responsible Distribution.