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 06, 2023

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

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 chal...

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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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February 20, 2023

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

Podcast Show Notes: Host Mike Koelzer interviews Michael Solazzo, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Capital Wholesale Drug Company, on the relationships between primary and secondary wholesalers with independent pharm...


January 23, 2023

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

Patrick Lott, 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 the importance of investing in staff and creating a culture of trust and accountability within the organization.

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January 16, 2023

Assertiveness for Business Relationships | Tyson Clarke,

Learn how to navigate relationships in the pharmacy and improve your leadership skills with professional trainer Tyson Clarke as he delves into the importance of assertiveness in both personal and professional settings.

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January 02, 2023

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

"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 you, ...

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November 21, 2022

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

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

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November 07, 2022

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

John LaMattina, PhD, former president of Pfizer Global R&D, discusses his most recent book "Innovation, Medicine & Drug Prices" Please support The Busin...

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October 31, 2022

Launching a Wholesale Marketplace | Johny Kello and Renee Zawaideh, MatchSquare

Johny Kello and Renee Zawaideh talk about launching the new wholesale marketplace, MatchSquare Please support The Business of Pharmacy Podcast™ by checking out our sponsors at https://www.bizofpha...

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July 11, 2022

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

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


May 23, 2022

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

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


May 16, 2022

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

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


April 18, 2022

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

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