The Business of Pharmacy Podcast™


March 27, 2023

Pharmacy Identity Shift | Blair Thielemier, PharmD, Pharmapreneur Academy

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 pharmacists ...

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March 20, 2023

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

Host Mike Koelzer speaks with pharmacist Ray Carlson about the impact of chain pharmacies on the opioid epidemic The discussion centers on the challenges faced by chain pharmacists in complying with federal laws designed to p...

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March 13, 2023

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

Host Mike Koelzer speaks with Joey Dizenhouse, an actuary and PBM expert, about the intricate relationships between PBMs, pharmacies, and plan sponsors Negotiation requires leverage, subject matter expertise, and tenacity Joe...

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February 27, 2023

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

Description: In this episode of the podcast, host Mike Koelzer talks to Kyle McCormick, a pharmacist and owner of Blueberry Pharmacy, about the future of pharmacy pricing. They discuss the evolution of the cost-plus pricing m...

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January 30, 2023

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

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 transparency for customers and helps them understand the costs of their medication.

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December 26, 2022

The FTC Awakens in the Fight for Pharmacy Competition.

In this podcast episode, Doug Hoey, R.Ph., CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, bravely confronts the FTC's historically anti-pharmacy stance, inspiring 24,000 responses to challenge the decades-old consumer welfare standard and restore competition for consumers.


October 24, 2022

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

Trevor Daer, BESc, CEO of president and founder of Granite Peak Analytics discusses how he analyses PBMs for businesses. Please support The Business of Pharmacy Podcast™ by checking out our sponsors...

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October 10, 2022

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

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


August 15, 2022

Advancing Transparent PBMs | Roy Wilkinson, Mutual Rx

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


August 08, 2022

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

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


July 04, 2022

FTC Inquiry Into PBMs | Luke Slindee and Benjamin Jolley, PharmDs

Luke Slindee and Benjamin Jolley, PharmDs, discuss the FTC Inquiry into PBMs.


February 21, 2022

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

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


February 07, 2022

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

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


November 15, 2021

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

The guests on the show, Luke Slindee and Benjamin Jolley, are both pharmacists interested in pharmacy pricing and the pharmacy supply chain. The business model of Amazon is similar to that of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) ...

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November 01, 2021

Why I Sold My Pharmacy | Scott Newman, PharmD, PUTT President and Former Pharmacy Owner

Scott Newman, PharmD, discusses the reasons why he sold his independent pharmacy.

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