Tom and Tom
Thomas Cory, R.Ph. is a lifelong Fall River resident, a graduate of Durfee High School and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, and the "chatty half" of the Pharmacist duo we know as Tom and Tom. Tom has been associated with Standard Pharmacy on East Main Street in the Spindle City for over twenty years and is currently the President of the Massachusetts Independent Pharmacists Association. Despite his success in the field already, Tom is still seeking to further his education, taking courses at Northeastern University, Bristol Community College, the American College of Apothecaries, the University of Ohio, the National Asthma Therapy Collaborative and various seminars on Pharmacy Therapy. Aside from his Pharmaceutical work, Tom is also a renowned member of both his religious and city-wide communities. He is an active member of the Blessed Trinity Polish National Catholic Church on Plymouth Ave, serving his 31st year as a member of the Parish Committee. Recently, he's served as a member of the Church's building committee that saw several new additions added on and the process of making the entire church 100% handicapped accessible. Tom is the 2005 recipient of the Bank Five/WSAR Hometown Hero Award, recognizing those individuals in the community for heroic deeds with acts of kindness, and selfless efforts to make the South Coast a better place to live. In September of 2006, he was honored by the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association with the "Bowl of Hygenia Award," the most prestigious award in Community Pharmacy. Since September of 2005, Tom has co-hosted "Ask the Pharmacist" with Tom Pasternak of Walsh Pharmacy on 1480 WSAR, giving listeners a venue to hear and talk about a range of pharmacy topics and questions.
Thomas Pasternak, R.Ph., was born and raised in Fall River and has resided in Somerset for nearly 40 years. He is a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. A member of the Phi Delta Chi Fraternity, he received its President’s Award in his senior year. He created and has hosted “Ask the Pharmacist” since its inception in 2005. He began his career in neighborhood pharmacies – Highland Drug in the Highlands and Walsh Pharmacy in the Flint. He established Walsh Pharmacy of Rock Street, Inc. in November of 1981 and in addition to the ribbon-cutting ceremonies of the day, he also had the store blessed by his parish pastor. Tom was a member and former President of the South Eastern Massachusetts Pharmacy Association [SEMPA] and currently remains a member of the Massachusetts State Pharmacy Association [MSPA]. In September of 2005, Tom was honored by that state association with the Bowl of Hygeia Award, a nationally recognized award for community service. Tom has been active in many boards and committees and is currently serving as Chairman of B.O.L.D [Building Our Lives Drug-Free] Tom and his wife Pat have been active parishioners of St. Stanislaus Church for some 35 years now. Tom was the Chairman or Co-Chairman of the parish’s annual summer Polish Festival for at least 30 years. He could usually be found in the Polish Kitchen while his wife would be working in the Polish Heritage Room. Tom was also Parish Council President for 15 years. Both continue to serve as Eucharistic Ministers. They have two adult children Michael of Somerset, and Lara of Swansea, of whom they are very proud. Loyal listeners of “Ask the Pharmacist” already know about their wonderful grandson Max and grand daughter Ava.
On-Air Schedule: Friday 01:00pm - 02:00pm