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The Business of Pharmacy Podcast™

238 EpisodesProduced by Mike Koelzer, PharmacistWebsite

An In-Depth, Candid Conversation with Pharmacy Business Leaders

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Drug Tracking's Impact on Pharmacy | Stephanie Varner, Capital Drug

November 27th, 2023


Join host Mike Koelzer and Stephanie Varner from Capital Wholesale Drug Company for an engaging discussion on the impact of drug tracking systems in …

Connected Systems Beyond E-Prescribing | Frank Harvey & Andrew Mellin, Surescripts

November 20th, 2023


Simplifying workflows and improving collaboration leads to better patient care. In this episode, we speak with Frank Harvey and Andrew Mellin from …

PBMs Exposed in Workers' Comp Deception | Colleen Shields, RescueMeds

November 13th, 2023


In this insightful episode of The Business of Pharmacy Podcast™, we delve deep into the deceptive practices of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) …

Enhancing Internal Pharmacy Culture | Patti Mara, Principal Trainer and Author

November 6th, 2023


Patti Mara, a pharmacy business coach for over 15 years, shares strategies for transforming pharmacy culture through communication, feedback and …

The State of Pharmacy Buying and Selling | Sean Duffy, Integrity Pharmacy Consultants

October 30th, 2023


On this episode of the Pharmacy Leaders Podcast, we talk with Sean Duffy, owner of Integrity Pharmacy Consultants, about the current state of …

Blending Entrepreneurship Mindset and Skills | Jonathan Baktari, MD, eNational Testing, e7 Health, & US Drug Test Centers

October 23rd, 2023


In this episode of The Business of Pharmacy Podcast, host Mike Koelzer interviews Dr. Jonathan Baktari, an entrepreneur and physician who founded …

Navigating Pharmacy Law and Regulations | Lucas Morgan, Atty, Frier Levitt

October 16th, 2023


Lucas Morgan, a partner at Frier Levitt, joins host Mike Koelzer for an in-depth discussion on pharmacy law, working with boards of pharmacy, common issues that pharmacists face, and tips for avoiding trouble.

Activating Pharmacy's Political Power | Jesse Brashear, Pharmacy Entrepreneur

October 9th, 2023


In this episode, Florida pharmacy owner Jesse Brashear shares his experience getting involved in state-level advocacy and pharmacy reform.

Exposing the Hidden Costs Behind Prescriptions | Pramod John, VIVIO Health

October 2nd, 2023


Pramod John, CEO of VIVIO Health, discusses issues with drug pricing and competition in the pharmaceutical industry. He talks about how the current system incentivizes higher spending on healthcare rather than better …

Scaling up Pharmacist-Patient Relationships | Tony Willoughby, Stellus Rx

September 25th, 2023


The Business of Pharmacy Podcast™ brings you in-depth, candid conversations with pharmacy business leaders. This week's episode features an exclusive interview with Stellus Rx founder and CEO Tony Willoughby, who gives …

An Entrepreneur's Mission to Revolutionize PBMs | A.J. Loiacono, Capital Rx

September 18th, 2023


Show Overview:

We discuss the evolution of the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) industry with AJ Loiacono, founder and CEO of Capital Rx. AJ shares his …

PBM Reform - What's Changed? What Hasn't? | Doug Hoey, National Community Pharmacists Association

September 11th, 2023


In this episode, Doug Hoey, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), previews the upcoming 2023 NCPA Annual Convention and shares insights on key issues affecting independent pharmacies today.

Key …

Packaging with Purpose: Phill Box | Melinda Su-En Lee, Parcel Health

September 4th, 2023



- Guest: Melinda Su-En Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of Parcel Health

- Melinda talks about developing sustainable medication packaging to replace plastic pill bottles

- She discusses the importance of marketing …

Embarking on a Complete Career Shift | Raleigh Williams, Atty, Wealthy White Coat

August 28th, 2023


In this podcast episode, Raleigh Williams, a former lawyer turned investor and entrepreneur, discusses his unconventional career journey from law to …

Shielding Businesses from Surprise Major Rx Claims | Paul Fortunato, MBA, RxPharmacy Assurance

August 21st, 2023


Mike Koelzer and Paul Fortunato of RxPharmacy Assurance delve into the intricacies of self-insurance in connection with the pharmaceutical sector. …

Mixing Medicine and Media for a New Movement | Phil Cowley, "Phil's My Pharmacist"

August 14th, 2023


Phil Cowley, owner of Cache Valley Pharmacy, leveraged social media platforms in 2021 to enhance his business, notably under the handle …

Addressing HR Challenges in Pharmacy | Britney Beck, Hi-Wire HR Consulting

August 7th, 2023


In this episode, host Mike Koelzer talks with Britney Beck, the owner of Hi-Wire HR Consulting, discussing the unique HR challenges independent …

Empowering Patients with Digital Prescriptions | Chris Blackley, Prescryptive Health

July 31st, 2023


Join Mike Koelzer in an eye-opening discussion with Chris Blackley, CEO of Prescriptive Health. Discover how they break barriers in patient care by using data to empower patients, advocating for legislative changes, and …

Embracing AI in Pharmacy | Andrea Ioiro, Speaker & Author

July 24th, 2023


In this episode, Mike Koelzer and Andrea Iorio discuss the challenges businesses face in navigating politics, dynamics, and change. They highlight …

Fighting Healthcare Fraud Via Whistleblowers | Jonathan Tycko, Attorney

July 17th, 2023


In this episode, we sit down with attorney Jon Tycko, a leading expert in representing whistleblowers in qui tam lawsuits within the healthcare industry. Join us as we delve into the world of healthcare fraud, guided by …

Revolutionizing Specialty Medication Access | Julia Regan, MBA, RxLightning

July 10th, 2023


In this episode, Julia Regan, MBA, founder and CEO of RxLightning Inc, takes us on a journey of healthcare innovation as she shares how her company …

The Power of Immigrant Entrepreneurs | Sohail Masood, PharmD, KabaFusion

July 3rd, 2023


In this episode, Sohail Masood, the founder and CEO of KabaFusion, shares his inspiring journey as an immigrant from Pakistan and his entrepreneurial success in the United States. Sohail discusses his educational …

Achieving Peak Pharmacy Leadership | Jason Chenard, BPharm, Layered Leadership

June 26th, 2023


Mike Koelzer, the host, engages in a conversation about pharmacy leadership with Jason Chenard, an experienced and knowledgeable pharmacy …

Unique Real Estate Needs of Healthcare Professionals | Colin Carr, CARR.US

June 19th, 2023


Episode Summary: In this episode, host Mike Koelzer interviews Colin Carr, a commercial real estate agent specializing in representing healthcare …

Inside the Pharmacy Technician Struggle | Mike Johnston, CPhT-Adv, National Pharmacy Technician Association

June 12th, 2023


Introduction: In this episode, we sit down with Mike Johnston, the founder and CEO of the National Pharmacy Technician Association. We discuss the unique challenges faced by pharmacy technicians, the dynamics of the …

Combining Telemedicine and Local Pharmacies | Vinay Patel, PharmD, Founder MakoRx

June 5th, 2023


Show Notes

  1. Introduction: Mike hosts Vinay Patel, the founder of MakoRx, a company aiming to integrate telemedicine and local community pharmacies …

Disruption in Healthcare: Beyond Buzzwords | Marwah Younis, PharmD, MBA, Agate Medcare

May 29th, 2023


In this insightful podcast episode, pharmacist Marwa from Canada joins Mike to delve deep into the concept of disruption in the healthcare sector. …

Transforming Pharmacies into Nonprofit Entities | Edward Ullmann, R.PH., MPA

May 22nd, 2023


In this episode, we host Ed Ullman, CEO of Wellness RX, who sheds light on the struggles of independent pharmacies. He proposes transforming for-profit pharmacies into nonprofit entities, focusing on community …

Scaling Pharmacy Services | Zach Chirico, Aaron Hannah, & Sebastian Endicott of Zillspace

May 15th, 2023


In this podcast, host Mike Koelzer and three individuals from Zillspace - Zach Chirico, Sebastian Endicott, and Aaron Hannah - discuss how their company helps independent pharmacies grow their business by serving as an …

The Inner Workings of Reverse Distribution | Michael Zaccaro, CEO, Pharma Logistics

May 8th, 2023


Mike Koelzer interviews Mike Zaccaro, CEO of Pharma Logistics. They discuss various aspects of pharmaceutical reverse distribution.

Some of the …

Strategic Pharmacy Marketing | Wayne Glowac, Orion Marketing

May 1st, 2023


In this episode, Mike Koelzer sits down with Wayne Glowac, the owner of Orion Marketing, to discuss effective marketing strategies for pharmacies. They cover a wide range of topics, from developing a strategy based on a …

Navigating the Complexities of Pharmacy Benefits | Wendy Barnes, CEO of RxBenefits

April 24th, 2023


In this episode, we sit down with Wendy Barnes, CEO of RxBenefits, to discuss the challenges faced by self-insured employers in managing pharmacy benefits. Barnes shares her insights on the difference between PBOs and …

Launching Your Ideas | Jamie Wilkey, PharmD, Wealthy White Coat

April 17th, 2023


In this episode, Jamie Wilkey, a PharmD, discusses the importance of taking action and creating, even if it means being uncomfortable at first. She emphasizes the need to make consistency a daily habit and set …

The Power of Listening in Pharmacy Leadership | Brooke Griffin, PharmD

April 10th, 2023


In this podcast episode, host Mike Koelzer and guest Brooke Griffin, a pharmacist and professor of pharmacy practice, discuss the importance of soft skills, self-awareness, and effective listening in various contexts, …

Building Trust and Credibility Among Pharmacy Colleagues | Ned Milenkovich, PharmD, Atty, Much Law

April 3rd, 2023


Ned Milenkovich discusses his passion-driven career in drug and pharmacy law, emphasizing the importance of cultivating relationships, trust, and …

Pharmacy Identity Shift | Blair Thielemier, PharmD, Pharmapreneur Academy

March 27th, 2023


Episode Summary: In this episode, host Mike Koelzer speaks with Blair Thielemeir, the founder of Pharmapreneur Academy, about the future of pharmacy and overcoming self-limiting beliefs. They explore the need for …

Lawfully Addicted: Chain Pharmacy's Role in Our Opioid Epidemic | Ray Carlson, R.Ph., Author

March 20th, 2023

  • Host Mike Koelzer speaks with pharmacist Ray Carlson about the impact of chain pharmacies on the opioid epidemic 
  • The discussion centers on the …

The Complex Relationship Between PBMs, Pharmacies, and Plan Sponsors | Joey Dizenhouse, HealthTrust

March 13th, 2023


Host Mike Koelzer speaks with Joey Dizenhouse, an actuary and PBM expert at HealthTrust, about the intricate relationships between PBMs, pharmacies, and plan sponsors
Negotiation requires leverage, subject matter …

Gaining Traction in the Retail Market | Leeanna Gantt, tooktake Inventor

March 6th, 2023


In this podcast, host Mike Koelzer interviews Leanna Gantt, inventor of tooktake Dosage Reminder Labels. 

Leanna shares her personal experience of creating the product to help people keep track of their medication and …

The Future of Pharmacy Pricing | Kyle McCormick, PharmD, Blueberry Pharmacy

February 27th, 2023


Description: In this episode of the podcast, host Mike Koelzer talks to Kyle McCormick, a pharmacist and owner of Blueberry Pharmacy, about the …

Primary & Secondary Pharmacy Wholesalers | Michael Solazzo, Capital Wholesale Drug Co.

February 20th, 2023


Podcast Show Notes:

  • Host Mike Koelzer interviews Michael Solazzo, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Capital Wholesale Drug Company, on the …

The Power of AI in Healthcare | Navid Alipour, AI Med Global (CureMatch/CureMetrix)

February 13th, 2023


In this episode, Navid, the CEO of three innovative healthcare companies, sits down with Mike to discuss the power of AI in revolutionizing the …

The Impact of AI on Pharmacists | Tim Ulbrich, PharmD, Your Financial Pharmacist

February 6th, 2023


Tim Ulbrich, CEO of Your Financial Pharmacist and host Mike Koelzer discuss the impact of technology on the pharmacy profession, financial wellness …

The Dual Pharmacy Model | Nate Hux, Pharmacist, Freedom Pharmacy and Pikerington Pharmacy

January 30th, 2023


Nate Hux, R.Ph. is a pharmacist who runs a dual pharmacy system, where one pharmacy is inside the traditional healthcare system and the other is outside of it, He believes that this system allows for greater …

Navigating Difficult Conversations with Pharmacy Staff | Patrick Lott, SHRM-CP

January 23rd, 2023


Summary: Patrick Lot, an executive and leadership coach, is discussing the gap between the expectations of employees and the reality of what is seen in the workplace, specifically in the field of pharmacy. He discusses …

Assertiveness for Business Relationships | Tyson Clarke,

January 16th, 2023


Show Notes:

Tyson Clark of, discusses the importance of assertiveness in developing leadership skills and enriching relationships
He believes assertiveness is often confused with aggressiveness

Marketing Challenges for Pharmacies | Nicolle McClure, GRX Marketing

January 9th, 2023


Nicolle McClure and Mike Koelzer discuss the challenges of marketing for community pharmacies and the importance of both digital marketing and …

Trauma and its Effect on Pharmacists | Helen Sairany, PharmD, MBA

January 2nd, 2023


"Trauma is not limited to veterans. It's not limited to you going overseas in the middle of nowhere and getting in your battle zone and coming back with flashbacks and nightmares. It's about things that didn't happen to …

The FTC Awakens in the Fight for Pharmacy Competition | Doug Hoey, NCPA

December 26th, 2022


In this podcast episode, Doug Hoey, R.Ph., CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, bravely confronts the FTC's historically …

Pharmacy Marketing and Sales | Nicolette Mathey, PharmD, ATRIUM24

December 19th, 2022


In this podcast, host Mike Koelzer interviews Nicolette Mathey, a pharmacist and owner of a consulting firm that focuses on sales and marketing for …

The Use of Technology in Marketing | Gareth Shaw, Doceree

December 12th, 2022


In this podcast episode, Gareth Shaw of Doceree discusses how his company is working to empower Life Science brands to better engage healthcare professionals through digital media and messaging, with a focus on driving …

Comfortable in the Uncomfortable | Jena Quinn, PharmD, BCPPS, Perfecting Peds

December 5th, 2022


Follow Jena Quinn, PharmD, on her journey as she boldly takes on the challenge of transforming healthcare for medically-complex children, facing …

Startup Lessons Learned | Kristin Tallent, PharmD, Collaborative Therapeutics

November 28th, 2022


Kristin Tallent, PharmD, discusses what she has learned in her new business a year in.  

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Inner Workings of a State Pharmacy Board | Ned Milenkovich, PharmD, Atty, Much Law

November 21st, 2022


Ned Milenkovich, PharmD, Atty, discusses his time spent on a state pharmacy board.

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Business Training After Pharmacy School | Shannon Pukl, PharmD, MBA

November 14th, 2022


Shannon Pukl, PharmD, MBA, discusses how her company fills a void for pharmacy business education.

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Pharma and Profits | John LaMattina, PhD, Former President of Pfizer Global R&D

November 7th, 2022


John LaMattina, PhD, former president of Pfizer Global R&D, discusses his most recent book "Innovation, Medicine & Drug Prices"
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Launching a Wholesale Marketplace | Johny Kello and Renee Zawaideh, MatchSquare

October 31st, 2022


Johny Kello and Renee Zawaideh talk about launching the new wholesale marketplace, MatchSquare

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Analyzing PBMs for Employers | Trevor Daer, BESc, Granite Peak Analytics

October 24th, 2022


Trevor Daer, BESc, CEO of president and founder of Granite Peak Analytics discusses how he analyses PBMs for businesses.

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An Evolving Startup | Shawn Bjorndal & Kevin Walker, PharmDs, RPhAlly

October 17th, 2022


Shawn Bjorndal & Kevin Walker, PharmDs, of RPhAlly discuss their evolving startup.

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Vertical Integration | Antonio Ciaccia & Ben Link, PharmD, 3 Axis Advisors and 46brooklyn

October 10th, 2022


Antonio Ciaccia & Ben Link, PharmD, 3 Axis Advisors and 46brooklyn discuss how the pharmacy market is impacted by vertical integration.

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Owning a Home Care Franchise | Debbie Marcello, RN, Happier at Home

October 3rd, 2022


Debbie Marcello, RN, CEO of Happier at Home discusses pharmacists owning a home care franchise.

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Growing With Venture Capital | Maryam Khazraee, PharmD, MBA, RxPharmacist

September 26th, 2022


Maryam Khazraee, PharmD, MBA, founder of RxPharmacist discusses her interest in venture capitalism.

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The Business of Lifelong Learning | Jennifer Moulton, Pharmacist, CEimpact

September 19th, 2022


Jennifer Moulton, Pharmacist, president of CEimpact discusses the business of continuing education for pharmacists.

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Primary Care Clinics in Pharmacies | Adam Wheeler, MD and Steven Stewart, PharmD, Big Tree Medical

September 12th, 2022


Adam Wheeler, MD and Steven Stewart, PharmD, Big Tree Medical discuss putting medical offices in pharmacies.

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Pharmacy Challenges in the UK | Leyla Hannbeck, MPharm, MBA, Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIMp)

September 5th, 2022


Leyla Hannbeck, MPharm, MBA, Assoc. of Independent  Multiple Pharmacies (AIMp) discusses pharmacy challenges in the UK.

Leading a Startup | Varun Goyal, MCS, MBA, CEO at Illuminate Health

August 29th, 2022


Varun Goyal, MCS, MBA, CEO at Illuminate Health, discusses the skills needed to lead a startup.

Advancing Transparent PBMs | Roy Wilkinson, Mutual Rx

August 15th, 2022


Roy Wilkinson founder and CEO of Mutual Rx discussed the growth of  transparent PBMs.

Unregulated Mail Order Temperature | Loretta Boesing, Unite for Safe Medications

August 8th, 2022


Loretta Boesing founder of Unite for Safe Medications, discusses the unregulated temperature extremes in mail order pharmacy.

An End to Chart Chasing | Carm Huntress, BEE, CEO of Credo

August 1st, 2022


Carm Huntress, BEE, CEO of Credo discusses the future of medical records.

A Journey to CEO | Michael Castagna, PharmD, MBA, MannKind

July 25th, 2022


Mike Castagna, PharmD, MBA, discusses his journey to becoming CEO of MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD)

Gaining National Distribution | Kris Rhea, MBA, Head of Pharmacy, BIOLYTE®

July 18th, 2022


Kris Rhea, MBA discusses how is achieving national distributions as the head of pharmacy at BIOLYTE®.

Documentary "Would You Like Shots With That?" | Anaïs Webster Mennuti, PharmD, and Kim Kessler

July 11th, 2022


Anaïs Webster Mennuti and Kim Kessler discuss their new documentary that exposes the understaffed and overwhelmed reality of retail pharmacy. 

The Aging Consumer Market | Tom Hartwig, PhD, Mature Living Environments

June 27th, 2022


Tom Hartwig, PhD, discusses the needs of and the potential of the rapidly aging consumer market.

Delivering Prescriptions | Kunal Vyas, RxMile

June 20th, 2022


Kunal Vyas founder and owner of RxMile discusses home prescription delivery.

The Shifting Pharmacy Market | Susan Lang, CEO, XIL Health

June 13th, 2022


Susan Lang, CEO of XIL Health, talks about the shifting pharmacy market.

Growing Existing Businesses | Rudy Dajie, Pharmacist

June 6th, 2022


Pharmacist Rudy Dajie discusses his love of growing existing businesses.

The Business of Deprescribing | DeLon Canterbury, PharmD, BCGP, GeriatRx

May 30th, 2022


DeLon Canterbury, PharmD, BCGP, discusses the business of deprescribing and how he has become the face of that movement.

Well-being Survey Results | Alex Barker, PharmD, The Happy PharmD

May 23rd, 2022


Alex Barker, PharmD, discusses the results of The Happy PharmD's recent pharmacist well-being survey.

Post-traumatic Growth | Brad Hurdle, Pharmacist, Leadership Speaker & Coach

May 16th, 2022


Brad Hurdle, pharmacist, discusses how to manage tensions vs. solving problems, and growing from past trauma.

Gaining Experience for Ownership | Kristin Tallent, PharmD, Collaborative Therapeutics, LLC.

May 9th, 2022


Kristin Denne Tallent, PharmD, discusses what she has learned from being an employee in corporate America to then being an employer. 

Selling Curated Knowledge | Kelley D. Carlstrom, PharmD, BCOP, Oncology Coach

May 2nd, 2022


Pharmacist Kelley Carlstrom, PharmD, BCOP, talks about becoming an oncology coach for other pharmacists. 

Making Pharmacy Easier | Derek Borkowski, PharmD, Pyrls Founder & CEO

April 25th, 2022


Derek Borkowski, PharmD, Pyrls Founder & CEO discusses how he founded Pyrls.

Pharmacy's Path Forward | Bruce Kneeland, BA Mktg & PR, Independent Pharmacy Specialist

April 18th, 2022


Bruce Kneeland, BA Mktg & PR, discusses what it takes for pharmacies to compete, to manage, and to stand out from the crowd.

Focused During Adversity | Alex Barker, PharmD, The Happy PharmD Founder

April 11th, 2022


Alex Barker, PharmD, Founder and CEO of The Happy PharmD, discusses how his business stayed focus during personal adversities.

Investing in Private Pharma | George Zorich, Pharmacist, CEO at ZEDpharma, Inc.

March 28th, 2022


George Zorich, Founder and CEO at ZEDpharma, Inc., discusses his business career as an example of the unlimited potential in a pharmacy degree.

Pharmacist Prescribing Simplified | James Lott, PharmD, MPP, Scripted Founder

March 21st, 2022


James Lott, PharmD, MPP, discusses how Scripted will simplify pharmacist prescribing.

Entrepreneurship on the Job | Kimber Boothe, PharmD, MHA

March 14th, 2022


Kimber Boothe, PharmD, MHA, discussed ways to improve your career as both an intrapreneur and entrepreneur.

Creating Branding Hooks | Stanley Warren of Pharmacy Stan

March 7th, 2022


Stanley Warren of Pharmacy Stan talks about the value that comes from creating branding hooks.

More PBM Audit Abuse | Dae Lee, PharmD, and Harini Bupathi, Attorneys at Frier Levitt

February 21st, 2022


Dae Lee, PharmD, and Harini Bupathi, Attys at Frier Levitt talk about new abusive audit practices by the PBMs.

PBM Audit Checklist

Making Pharmacy Profitable | Lisa Faast, PharmD, DiversifyRx

February 14th, 2022


Lisa Faast, PharmD, CEO of DiversifyRx discusses the importance focusing on profit in a pharmacy.

The "Specialty" Drug Lockout | Vinay Eapen, PharmD, UTMB Specialty Pharmacy

February 7th, 2022


Vinay Eapen, PharmD, discusses how he broke into the world of specialty pharmacy.

What Makes a Pharmacy More Valuable? | Sean Duffy, RPh, Integrity Pharmacy Consultants

January 31st, 2022


Sean Duffy, RPh, owner of Integrity Pharmacy Consultants, talks about what adds value to your pharmacy.

Work To Find Happiness | Mike Corvino, Pharm D, Podcast Host at CorConsult Rx

January 24th, 2022


Mike Corvino, PharmD, Podcast Host at CorConsult Rx talks about committing to doing something you love each day and the success will follow.

Diversify Into Your Calling | Maria Bizecki, Pharmacist, Founder FertilityCare Calgary

January 17th, 2022


Maria Bizecki, Pharmacist,  is the founder FertilityCare Calgary. Listen in as she discusses the the value of diversifying into your calling.

#PizzaIsNotWorking | Bled Tanoe, PharmD, Founder

December 27th, 2021


Bled Tanoe, PharmD is the founder of the #PizzaIsNotWorking campaign for pharmacy.

After Selling the Pharmacy | Shelley Bailey, MBA, Famlee Health

December 20th, 2021


Shelley Bailey, MBA, Founder of Famlee Health, discusses lessons she learned from the sale of her independent pharmacy.

Strength on a National Level | Scott Knoer, PharmD and Antonio Ciaccia, APhA & 3 Axis Advisors

December 13th, 2021


Scott Knoer and Antonio Ciaccia discuss the advantages and challenges of fighting for pharmacy on a national level.

Is Pharmacy School Worth It? | Tim Ulbrich, PharmD, Co-Founder & CEO, Your Financial Pharmacist

December 6th, 2021


Tim Ulbrich, PharmD, of Your Financial Pharmacist, answers the question "Is Pharmacy School Worth it?"

Impact at the State Level | E. Michael Murphy, PharmD, Advisor State Government Affairs at APhA

November 22nd, 2021


Pharmacist E. Michael Murphy, through the American Pharmacists Association, helps state pharmacy associations get more patients better access to quality pharmacy care.

Amazon, PBMs, and Other Huge Businesses | Luke Slindee & Benjamin Jolley, PharmDs

November 15th, 2021


Listen as Luke Slindee & Benjamin Jolley, PharmDs, discuss how huge businesses similar to PBMs and Amazon affect nearly all industries. 

Surviving a DEA Audit | Natalia Mazina, Attorney, RxPolicy

November 8th, 2021


Attorney Natalia Mazina discusses how to survive a DEA or FBI audit in your pharmacy.

Biosimilar Laws | Sonia Oskouei, PharmD, VP Biosimilars at Cardinal Health

October 25th, 2021


Sonia Oskouei, PharmD, is Vice President of Biosimilars at Cardinal Health

Using Coaches | Blair Thielemier, PharmD, Pharmapreneur Academy

October 18th, 2021


Blair Thielemier, PharmD, founder of the Pharmapreneur Academy talks about the value of coaches for your business.

Artifical Intelligence In Pharmacy | Erick Von Schweber and Ed Jai, PharmD

October 11th, 2021


Erick Von Schweber, the CEO of Surveyor Health Corporation,in conjunction with Dr. Ed Jai of Inland Empire Health Plan, share insight about medication management, artificial intelligence, and deprescribing.

Legal Wins Against PBMs | Mark Cuker, Attorney

September 27th, 2021


Attorney Mark Cuker discusses his recent legal wins against the PBMs.

Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients | Robert Pearl, MD, Author

September 6th, 2021


Dr. Robert Pearl, MD is the author of the book Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients

Legal Fights Against PBMs | Greg Reybold, Atty, Georgia Pharmacy Assoc.

August 23rd, 2021


Attorney Greg Reybold is general counsel & vice-president of public policy for the Georgia Pharmacy Association.

Increase Retail Sales | Tyson Clarke, CEO Voista

August 16th, 2021


Tyson Clarke is the CEO of Voista, a retail training software.

How Pharma Launches Products | Divya Yerraguntla, MMath, MBA

August 9th, 2021


From new development to commercialization and every stage in between, Divya Yerraguntla has strategized, orchestrated, and led successful, …

Leadership Can Be Learned | Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, President of APhA

July 26th, 2021


Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH is the president of the American Pharmacists Association and the executive vice president of Tabula Rasa HealthCare

Improve your Public Speaking | David Weinandy, PhD, Professor of Communication

July 19th, 2021


David Weinandy, PhD, is professional speaker and trainer.  He teaches communication at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI.

Use Local Media to Your Advantage | Dr. David Geier, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and Media Expert

July 12th, 2021


Dr. David Geir, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and media expert. Listen as he discusses ways to that the local media can help your business.

Kill Shot: A Shadow Industry, a Deadly Disease | Jason Dearen, AP Journalist / Author

July 5th, 2021


Jason Dearen is an Associated Press investigative journalist whose nonfiction narrative book KILL SHOT, the untold story of the worst drug …

Insurance Agencies in Pharmacies | Ben and Matt Coakley, Waypoint Rx

June 28th, 2021


Ben and Matt Coakley from Waypoint Rx discuss the Pharmacy of Tomorrow which includes putting insurance agencies in pharmacies

The Business of Miss America 2020 | Camille Schrier, PharmD Student

June 21st, 2021


How Camille Schrier, PharmD Student, became Miss America 2020, and the business lessons that have come along with that title.

Documenting Value | Samm Anderegg, PharmD, CEO at DocStation

June 7th, 2021


Samm Anderegg, PharmD, is the CEO of DocStation which helps pharmacists provide primary care services and work directly with patients and prescribers to ensure medication regimens are safe, effective, and affordable.

Cash Basis Accounting | Rich Danhof and Owen BonDurant, Independent Rx Consulting

May 31st, 2021


Rich Danhof, CPA and Owen BonDurant discuss why pharmacies should use cash basis accounting.

Regulatory Effects on Pharmacy | James Broughel, PhD, Mercatus Center at George Mason

May 24th, 2021


James Broughel, PhD, is a regulatory economist that studies regulatory effects on pharmacy.

Mobile Pharmacists | Victoria Reinhartz, PharmD, Mobile Health Consultants, Inc

May 10th, 2021


Victoria Reinhartz, PharmD is the founder & CEO of Mobile Health Consultants, Inc.

Pharmacy-Powered Health Plan | Flaviu Simihaian, CEO, Troy Medicare

May 3rd, 2021


Flaviu Simihaian is the co-founder and CEO of Troy Medicare, the first AI-driven, pharmacy-powered Medicare Advantage company.

People Buy from People | Brian Sexton, MBA, Author

April 19th, 2021


Brian Sexton is host of the Intentional Encourager Podcast and author of the book People Buy From People : 10 Powerful People Lessons from the …

Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company | Alex Oshmyansky, CEO/Founder

April 12th, 2021


Alex Oshmyansky, MD, PhD, is the CEO/Founder of the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company.

Rare Pharmacy | Gordon Vanscoy, PharmD, MBA, RareMed Solutions, CEO

March 22nd, 2021


Gordon Vanscoy discusses rare pharmacy and the two companies he founded in that field.

Reducing Hospital Pharmacy Costs | Kelly Bolhofner, SRG

March 15th, 2021


Kelly Bolhofner discusses how she helps hospitals save money on their drug costs. In addition, Kelly also discusses new products in oncology …

COVID Vaccine Clinic Coaching | Neal Smoller, PharmD

March 8th, 2021


Neal Smoller, PharmD, put on a huge COVID vaccine clinic in New York. Here is how he did it and what he learned.

Downsizing Decisions | Tim Clark & Mark BonDurant, RPhs, Pharmacy Transition Partners

February 1st, 2021


Tim Clark and Mark BonDurant are pharmacists. They've owned and sold dozens of pharmacies together. They are both consultants for Pharmacy Transition …

After Rutledge: What's next? | Linda Clark, Attorney, Partner at Barclay Damon

December 21st, 2020


Linda Clark is an attorney who helps pharmacists and pharmacies. Listen in as we discuss the ramifications of Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association.

Manufacturer Drug Pricing | Robert Popovian, PharmD, Vice President US Government Relations, Pfizer

December 14th, 2020


Robert Popovian, PharmD, works for Pfizer. He is a clinical pharmacist, health economist, and a truth teller.

Pharmacy Social Media Groups | Deborah Bowers, PharmD

November 9th, 2020


Deborah Bowers is a pharmacist who administers a pharmacy social media group on facebook.

Numbers That Work | Owen BonDurant and Mark Nelson of Independent Rx Consulting

October 19th, 2020


Owen BonDurant and Mark Nelson are both partners at Independent Rx Consulting, offering pharmacy consulting and accounting services to independent …

Pharmacy is a Joke | Comedian Maurice Shaw, PharmD

October 12th, 2020


Maurice Shaw, PharmD is a pharmacist and a professional comedian. 

RxComedy on YouTube

Complete and Fundamental Payment Reform | Antonio Ciaccia, 3 Axis Advisors

October 5th, 2020


Antonio Ciaccia of 3 Axis Advisors and 46brooklyn Research, has recently been named Senior Advisor for Disruptive Innovation and Practice Transformation at the American Pharmacists Association. 

Gain Traction on LinkedIn | Chris Cozzolino, PharmD, co-founder Uptown Creation

September 28th, 2020


Chris Cozzolino, PharmD, helps businesses gain traction on LinkedIn through his company, Uptown Creation.

On Being the CEO of APhA | Scott Knoer, PharmD, CEO, American Pharmacists Assoc.

August 31st, 2020


 Scott Knoer, PharmD, is the CEO of the American Pharmacists Association.

Exploring the Opaque World of Drug Pricing | Eric Pachman, ChE, MBA, Founder of 46brooklyn Research

August 24th, 2020


Eric Pachman is the founder of 46brooklyn Research, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the transparency and accessibility of drug pricing data for the American public.

Fighting for Provider Status | Michael Hogue, PharmD, President APhA

August 10th, 2020


Michael Hogue, PharmD, is the president of American Pharmacists Association.

Making a Political Impact | Chris Schiller, PharmD, Economy Pharmacy

August 3rd, 2020


Chris Schiller, PharmD, owns four pharmacies in Oklahoma. Listen as he discusses how one person can make a political impact.

From Death to Life | Mayank Amin, PharmD, MBA, Skippack Pharmacy

July 27th, 2020


Mayank Amin, PharmD, MBA, brought a deserted pharmacy back to life, with many twists and turns along the way. This is that story. 

Scripting your Personal Brand | Adam Martin, PharmD, 'The Fit Pharmacist'

July 20th, 2020


Adam Martin, PharmD, created The Fit Pharmacist brand around his loves, now he teaches others to do the same with their own personal brand.

Grow Revenue by Building People | Travis Wolff, PharmD, PharmFurther

July 13th, 2020


Travis Wolff, PharmD, helps pharmacy owners and employees work better together in order to grow revenue.

The Joy of Problem Solving | Joe Williams, PharmD, Indy RX Consulting

July 6th, 2020


Joe Williams owns three pharmacies. He loves solving problems and has turned that into a business helping other independent pharmacies with their …

Counterpunching the PBMs | Benjamin Jolley, PharmD

June 29th, 2020


DIR expert, Benjamin Jolley, PharmD, discusses effective counterpunches that can be used against the pharmacy benefit managers

From Problem to New Product | Megan Jolley Milne, PharmD, 'The Prednisone Pharmacist'

June 20th, 2020


Dr. Megan Jolley Milne built Nutranize's 'Zone Dietary Supplement' to solve a problem faced by all prednisone patients. Here is how she did it. 

Multi-level Marketing: a No-holds-barred Discussion | Melissa Henault, PharmD

June 11th, 2020


Melissa Henault, PharmD, successful corporate clinical leader turned entrepreneur.  Listen as Melissa and host, Mike Koelzer, have a no-holds-barred …

Amazon vs. Traditional Healthcare | "Innovating for Wellness" author Robert Longyear

June 4th, 2020


Robert Longyear is the author of "Innovating for Wellness: Bridging the Gap between Health System and Patient"

Connecting Physicians to Pharmacies | Nandita Koodie, PharmD., Telehealth Network Liaison

May 30th, 2020


Dr. Nandita Koodie, founder of Perfect Balance Healthcare, connects physicians to pharmacies with her influencing skills.

Inspire from Where You Are | Dr. Maria Glukhovsky, PharmD, Author

May 23rd, 2020


Dr. Maria Glukhovsky is pharmacist who uses her PharmD degree and ingenuity to inspire not only those around her but also the seemingly unreachable.

Narrow your Niche | Brian Bisher, PharmD, EmpowerRx Health Solutions

May 14th, 2020


Brian Bisher is a pharmacist and the founder of EmpowerRx Health Solutions, which helps new pharmacist dads get physically and mentally fit for life. 

Prepare for Exigencies | Dr. Richard Harris MD, PharmD, MBA

May 7th, 2020


Dr. Richard Harris is a medical doctor, a doctor of pharmacy, and has his masters in business administration.  From early in life, he was taught that the more safety nets you prepare for yourself in business and in …

Paperless Medication Guides | Richard Waithe, PharmD, VUCA Health President

May 4th, 2020


Richard Waithe, PharmD, is the president of VUCA Health. VUCA Health has created the largest and most robust medication video library in the world to address low health literacy.

Juggling Three Pharmacies | Pharmacist and Entrepreneur Ghada Abdallah

April 16th, 2020


Pharmacist Ghada Abdallah, founded, operated, and sold three pharmacies. This is her entrepreneurial story. 

The Power of Offline Networking | Chara Reid-Reed, PharmD, Founder of Pharmacist Women Networking Association, Inc

April 12th, 2020


Chara Reid-Reed, PharmD is the founder of Pharmacist Women Networking Association, Inc. Listen as she shares her 'offline networking' expertise. 

Improv as a Life Philosophy | Cory Jenks, PharmD, Founder of ImprovRx

April 5th, 2020


Cory Jenks is a pharmacist and improv comedian who teaches people how to deal with the unexpected.

Bridging School and Reality | Brooke Griffin, PharmD of '21st Century PharmD'

March 22nd, 2020


Brooke Griffin, PharmD is the founder of 21st Century PharmD, a virtual space preparing students for pharmacy practice in the 21st Century. She is a professor and vice chair of pharmacy practice at Midwestern University …

Behind-the-scenes of The Burnout Doctor | Jessica Louie, PharmD

March 15th, 2020


Dr. Jessica Louie, PharmD, APh, BCCCP is a Burnout Coach, Declutter Coach/Certified KonMari Consultant, and host of The Burnout Doctor Podcast. She …

Behind-the-scenes of Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency | Scott Newman, President of PUTT

March 9th, 2020


Scott Newman takes us behind-the-scenes of Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency, and what make them, and him, tick.

Kick PBMs to the curb | Howard Danzig, CEO The ECCHIC Group

February 20th, 2020


Howard Danzig is CEO of The ECCHIC Group, a pro-active health insurance management team saving small- and medium-sized business on their health care costs by using insurance, pharmacy, and medical resources the same way …

State and Federal Pharmacy Law | Linda Clark, Attorney, Partner at Barclay Damon

February 13th, 2020


Linda Clark is an attorney. She specializes is helping pharmacists and pharmacies.  

Email to sign up for her free newsletter.

Become a Pharmacy Media Darling | Michelle Burdo

February 7th, 2020


Michelle Burdo, owner and founder of Burdo Media Group, teaches pharmacists how to look good/sound good on camera so they can confidently connect with their audience and compel them to act.

Gaining Control Over Insurance Contracts | Benjamin Jolley, PharmD

January 30th, 2020


Benjamin Jolley, PharmD is an independent pharmacist helping pharmacy owners understand and gain control over current contracting, especially DIR …

Pharmacies as Health Hubs | Tripp Logan, PharmD, COO of ESPhA

January 24th, 2020


How can your pharmacy become the health hub of a community? Listen in as Dr. Tripp Logan, PharmD, COO of ESPhA discusses the possibilities.

Behind-the-Scenes of 'The Happy PharmD' | Founder Alex Barker, PharmD

January 17th, 2020


Alex Barker helps pharmacists create fulfilling careers and lives. When he started pharmacy, he quickly burned out. But now Alex shifted his career …

Prescriptionless Pharmacy | Dr. Kathy Campbell, PharmD

January 10th, 2020


How do you be a pharmacy and not fill prescriptions? Listen as Kathy Campbell, PharmD discusses her ongoing quest.

Pharmacist Moms | Founder Suzy Soliman, PharmD

January 3rd, 2020


Go behind-the-scenes of 'Pharmacist Moms' with founder Suzy Soliman. Why she founded the group, what makes her tick, how the group works …

Searching Out Low-Quality Medicine | David Light, Valisure

December 26th, 2019


David Light is a biotech scientist and entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Valisure. He is responsible for the global ranitidine recall.

Learning to Tell Your Pharmacy Story | Neal Smoller, PharmD, Founder of 'Supplement School'

December 19th, 2019


Neal Smoller, PharmD is a sarcastic, slightly unprofessional healthcare professional. He calls himself a holistic pharmacist, which he admits is a …

A Healthcare App Startup | Robert Longyear, Montuno's Dosecast

December 14th, 2019


Montuno Software is an innovative digital technology company that has solutions for mobile care management, pharmacy management, medication …

Flip the Pharmacy | Pharmacists Tim Mitchell & Paula Boettler

December 5th, 2019


Tim Mitchell and Paula Boettler are community pharmacists at Mitchell's Drug Stores in Neosho, Missouri. They have been providing enhanced pharmacy …

Behind-the-Scenes of 'Retell Pharmacy' Podcast | Mitch Lee, PharmD

December 1st, 2019


Our guest this week is Mitch Lee, PharmD, retail pharmacist and host of the Retell Pharmacy podcast.

#business #pharmacy #podcast #retellpharmacy

Growing Stronger Brands and Companies | Tim Koelzer of Equibrand Consulting

November 21st, 2019


Tim Koelzer is the president of Equibrand Consulting. Tim brings deep professional experience in helping companies establish and extend brands …

Rx Merger & Acquisition Business | Jared, Justin, & Joel Rhoads

November 16th, 2019


The Rhoads Brothers (Jared, Justin, and Joel) currently own Triavo Health, a healthcare merger & acquisition consultancy firm based in Arizona …

Functional Medicine Business Strategy | Abbi Linde, PharmD

November 8th, 2019


Dr. Abbi Linde is a functional medicine pharmacist working to transform her pharmacy into a wellness center. Utilizing the framework of CPESN, nutrient depletion, weight loss, and functional medicine, Abbi is trying to …

Marketing a New Pharmacy | Kyle Palmer of Parker's Pharmacy

November 1st, 2019


Kyle Palmer is the executive director of marketing at Parker’s Pharmacy of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His expertise in the field of marketing has propelled the startup from zero patients to 5000+ patients and nearly 17,000 …

Pharmacy Industry Medical Affairs | Anne Arvizu, PharmD, FASCP, PCC

October 25th, 2019


Anne Arvizu, PharmD, FASCP, PCC, is a global consultant and to fortune 500 biotech companies, and a successful entrepreneur in Miami, FL. The …

Behind-the-Scenes of 'tl;dr pharmacy' | Brandon Dyson, PharmD

October 19th, 2019


Brandon Dyson, PharmD is the founder of the pharmacy education website, tl;dr pharmacy

Community Pharmacy at a Crossroad | Adam King, CPhT, RPhT, PRS

October 13th, 2019


Adam King is the pharmacy savings program manager for Health Plan Advocate which represents self-funded insurance plans. His role is to identify …

The Pharmacy Conscience Dilemma | Cristina Alarcon, BPharm, MBE

October 6th, 2019


Cristina was born in Madrid, Spain and came to Canada with her parents at the age of 7. The second of six children, she grew up in Ottawa, Montreal, …

Behind-the-scenes of 'Your Financial Pharmacist' | Tim Ulbrich, PharmD

September 29th, 2019


Tim Ulbrich is a clinical professor of pharmacy and program director for the Master’s in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at The Ohio State University. 
He graduated from Ohio Northern University with his Doctor of …

How Passion Ignites Growth | Jerrica Dodd, PharmD

September 22nd, 2019


Dr. Jerrica Dodd is a pharmacist, entrepreneur, coach and leader. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical …

Turning an Idea Into a Successful Product | Chris Fuentes & Evan Kesten, Ranger Ready Repellent

September 16th, 2019


The story behind the success of Ranger Ready Repellent.  Chris Fuentes is the Founder and CEO of Ranger Ready Repellents, and Evan Kesten is Ranger Ready's director of sales for Travel, Health, and Wellness. #business …

Pharmacy in the UK | Paul Lowndes

September 9th, 2019


Paul Lowndes is the co-founder of Mediapharm, the world's #1 pharmacy training platform that up-skills, empowers and motivates pharmacy teams. …

Reverse engineering your life | Kevin Yee, PharmD

September 2nd, 2019


Dr. Kevin Yee is the founder of Refugee Hustle, a YouTuber, a Jiu Jitsu addict, a Korean BBQ and a cold brew connoisseur.
He helps healthcare …

Starting a Business as a CPhT | Bridget Hanna, CPhT, Independent Edge Consulting

August 26th, 2019


Bridget Hanna is the owner of Independent Edge Consulting. She is a  certified compounding pharmacy technician (CPhT) with over 10 years in Pharmacy. …

Anxiety in the Pharmacy | Molly Koelzer, B.A. Com.

August 23rd, 2019


Join Molly Koelzer and her dad, Mike, as they discuss such topics as dealing with anxiety in the workplace, career decisions, and personal branding.  

Standing Out in a Busy Pharmacy Marketplace | Ashlee Hayes, PharmD, of Rx Ashlee

August 21st, 2019


Ashlee Hayes, PharmD/MHA, is the founder of RX Ashlee, a career development company that focuses on teaching professionals on how to stand out in a busy marketplace. Ashlee has been in the nontraditional healthcare …

Scheduling The Modern Workforce | CEO Chad Halvorson of When I Work

August 20th, 2019


An in-depth discussion with Chad Halvorson, CEO & Founder of When I Work (the easiest way to schedule, communicate and track time with your …

TakeChargeRx | Terry Forshee, BPharm, and Angela Forshee

August 16th, 2019


Terry Forshee has been an independent pharmacist for 42 years.  He has done pretty much everything one can do in pharmacy. He has owned five stores, two DME companies, two home infusion pharmacies, and an LTC pharmacy.  …

Reinventing Yourself | Christina Fontana, PharmD

August 12th, 2019


Christina Tarantola is a pharmacist turned transformation coach who helps women reinvent themselves - releasing struggle and overwhelm and embracing …

The Importance of Advocacy | Hillary Blackburn, PharmD

August 8th, 2019


Dr. Hillary Blackburn is a clinically trained pharmacist licensed in 11 states who has been practicing for almost a decade in a variety of healthcare settings. 
Dr. Blackburn is currently serving as the Director of …

How to Change Careers | Adam Baillio, PharmD

August 6th, 2019


After a successful career in theater, Adam Baillio decided he needed a career with more consistent work. Pharmacy was his choice. Never one to relax …

Business Startup Coach | Asha Pai Bohannon, PharmD

August 5th, 2019


Dr. Asha Pai Bohannon helps other pharmacist entrepreneurs bring their dreams and passions to life and launch a business on their own terms.

Find Your Purpose and Passion | Erin Albert, PharmD, JD, MBA

August 5th, 2019


Erin Albert is an edutainer who helps pharmacists get to their best state. 

Growing a CBD startup | Esan Forde, PharmD

August 3rd, 2019


Dr. Esan Forde, Pharm.D, R.Ph, C.Ph, M.S, is a partner of a hemp farm. His website is

Behind-the-scenes of 'Rx Radio' | Richard Waithe, PharmD

July 31st, 2019


 Listen as Richard discusses how extending his workday was the key to his successful launch, and continued success of Rx Radio. In addition to being …

Think Like an Owner | Tony Guerra, PharmD

July 31st, 2019


Tony Guerra is a pharmacist who teaches full-time as a chemistry and pharmacology instructor. He's written 15 audiobooks and hosts the Pharmacy … | Dave Ruth

July 9th, 2019


Dave Ruth is a pharmacy owner in Kentucky.  He is the founder of

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