The Pharmacy Podcast Show is the industry's first audio blog about the 'Business of Pharmacy'. The Pharmacy Podcast Network is dedicated to the pharmacy profession and is a collection of content with diverse topics within the pharmaceutical industry. The Pharmacy Podcast Show is about good useable content, information, and innovative ideas that we believe will advance the pharmacy profession. We are always expanding our programming to Independent Retail, Compounding, Long-term Care, Specialty, Hospital Systems, and Small Chain Pharmacy Businesses. We're expanding content for Patients and Pharmacy Students and encourage our listeners to submit ideas for future shows. The Pharmacy Podcast Show is about dynamic people in the pharmacy industry making a difference for our profession, customers, and patients.

The Income Outcomes Show with Ben Coakley & Joe Cassleman recording LIVE at the NCPA 2017 Annual Convention in Orlando FL. 

Why are some people more successful than others? I often ask myself this questions when things aren't going the way I plan. We all have the same amount of time in each day, so it isn't about not having enough time. Me and my team have focused on eliminating that excuse from the many that we seem to have when we don't get the results we want.

I feel that success (this is different for each person) is built around priorities. These priorities should be so strong that they change the way you allocate your time, energy and financial resources. These three resources are all we have to give when you boil everything down. That's why it's important to not waste them on things that aren't a true priority.

I have built my career on helping people establish priorities in their lives. Then me and my team use all the available resources and capabilities that we have to help our clients spend their time, energy and money on their priorities. The passion we have for other people having success they want is why we get up and go to work everyday.

We don't know what your priorities are. But we do know that you have them, either by default or by design. We feel life is much more fulfilling if you have them by design.

We offer a complimentary workshop to any business/pharmacy owner who is interested in establishing true priorities for their professional and personal lives.

Please contact me at if you are interested in learning more.

Direct download: NCPA_2017_-_Income_Outcomes_Show.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

#BackToSchoolRx Part 3: PharmD Plus MS in BioHealth Informatics
Show Notes: 
Sravani Vemireddy on LinkedIn: 
Prasanthi's email: KodthalaPrasanthi at gmail dot com
IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing: 
Department of BioHealth Informatics: 
Direct download: BackToSchoolRx_PART_3_.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Talking with Kim Diemand Regional Vice President - RxOwnership at McKesson, about the importance of preserving and supporting pharmacy ownership and the impact on community health. 

Part Two of our Three Part Series with RxOwnership

Here's Part One:

About RxOwnership:

Ensuring the smooth transfer of pharmacy ownership Pharmacy ownership transfer has never been more complex. With that in mind, RxOwnership® was created with one purpose: to help pharmacy professionals with the sale, purchase or transfer of independent pharmacies.

RxOwnership brings together the unmatched expertise of McKesson with the dedication of our ownership advisors to support the needs of current and future pharmacy owners. Whether you’re looking to sell a chain of pharmacies that’s been in your family for generations, or purchase your very first pharmacy business, RxOwnership is the ultimate resource for everything from planning to staffing.

How and why we started In 2007, we discovered that many of our long-time customers and prospective owners had few tools or resources to help them get answers they could trust when they were ready to buy, start or sell a pharmacy. Since then, the RxOwnership program has recruited a skilled team of ownership advisors to manage the growing demand for RxOwnership services on a regional level.

Today, the team works closely with their customers and McKesson Field Sales, Marketing, Analytics and Finance to help with nearly every aspect of buying or selling a pharmacy. Since the start of the program, the RxOwnership team has helped more than 4,000 pharmacy owners through the pharmacy transition/ownership process.

No-fee, experienced advising for every phase of your pharmacy career There is no service quite like RxOwnership. We’re not a broker. Instead, we are here to share our industry expertise and facilitate your ownership goals. We never charge a fee and there are no obligations or contracts to sign. 


Kim Diemand

Regional Vice President - RxOwnership at McKesson


Direct download: RxOwnership_Part_2_of_3.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 11:54am EST

With the Return of Dr. Kay, the boyz talk Professionally Inappropriate about Flu Season, Politically Correct Rhetoric Done Wrong, Big Pharma, Mel-Gibson, and Dr. Shaw's Secret Family Kool-Aid Recipe known in 14 of 50 states with hoods. 

Remember this: 

  • It's #RXRATED, why don't you chill brah? 
  • Don't be so serious brah? 
  • What's your deal brah? 
  • You coming at me, brah? 
  • Let's make fun of ourselves, brah, okay? 
Direct download: The_Return_of_Dr._Everything_Going_to_be_Oh_Kay.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Specialty Pharmacy Platform Designed for Flexibility & Growth 

We interview President of KeyCentrix Elie Khalife and dig into the mind of a leader in the Specialty Pharmacy Technology space. 

Operating a specialty pharmacy requires advanced software solutions. NewLeafRx by KeyCentrix provides an order-based, exception driven workflow. Our software enables custom configurations to promote ideal throughput while enforcing best practices for single or multi-location environments. Combined with solutions consulting and a comprehensive implementation approach, NewLeafRx pharmacy management software offers specialty pharmacies an unmatched level of resources and service. 

  • Configurable Workflow Stages – Streamline operations and become more efficient with configurable workflow stages including data entry, adjudication, PV1, scheduling, credit review, dispensing, PV2, packing and Will Call.
  • Order-based Manager – Improve your pharmacy processing efficiencies by logically grouping prescriptions into orders based on patient, facility or prescriber.
  • Exception-driven Workflow – Ensure compliance and adherence by requiring activities on complex therapies driven by manufacturer reporting, business objectives, stage validations, cost to patient, disease state, lab values, specific drugs, and your sales and marketing needs.
  • Activity Tracking – KeyCentrix software systems have built-in activity tracking tools to enhance patient care, adherence and disease state management. Plus, all reportable user defined fields capture data about patients, prescribers, A/R accounts drugs that may not be available in a standard field and the heavy data points required frequently by drug manufacturers, PBMs and disease states.

About Elie Khalife


Elie Khalife has been with KeyCentrix, LLC since 2008 when he joined as a Senior Operations Executive. He has been its President since 2012. Khalife has led KeyCentrix’s transformation and has been the driver to it becoming a leader in specialty pharmacy management systems. Elie has led organizations with a focus on both operations and technology for much of his career. He is a graduate of Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, Paris, France with equivalent degrees as a Masters in Computer and Communication Engineering, and a doctorate in Telecommunication and Databases Management.


Direct download: KeyCentrix_Executive_Interview.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 8:41am EST

Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

Special Guest, Heather Bonome, Director, Pharmacy Market Segment at URAC: The Leader in Accreditation for Pharmacy, Case Management & Health Plans. 

As the healthcare system transitions to value-based payment models, pharmacists and pharmacies are becoming increasingly vital members of the patient management team.

The role of specialty pharmacies, which serve patients with complex, chronic diseases, is even more critical to patient outcomes – ultimately driving financial outcomes.

URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation helps specialty pharmacies position themselves and demonstrate their value in delivering these specialized clinical services. Many payers and manufacturers recognize the URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation as a key differentiator and independent validation of quality – often including this accreditation as a requirement to participate in their network.

Specialty Pharmacy Podcast Host: 

Christopher W. Kennedy, MSM

Chief Operating Officer

Heritage Biologics, Inc.


Direct download: URAC_Specialty_Pharmacy_Podcast.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 6:43pm EST

Special Guests: 

Marypat Habermas PharmD CGP CMTM


CEO and Director of clinical programs

Dr Lauren DePaul, PharmD, CMTM


THS Management

Hedva Barenholtz Levy, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

Director, HbL PharmaConsulting


SenioRx Radio Host:
Chad Worz, Pharm.D.
Medication Managers LLC
Direct download: SenioRx_Radio_Nov7.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Recorded LIVE from the NCPA 2017 in Orlando Florida, Dr. Christina Tarantola co-Founder of the Fit Pharmacist & Pharmacy Podcast Network Founder & Publisher Todd Eury announce the newest program from the Diet Doc & Fit Pharmacist:

RX4Success 2018

Are you a pharmacist and have ever said any of the following?
✔️“I want to make a real impact on my patients and have more freedom!”
✔️“I wish I knew how to build my own business and create financial independence!”
✔️“I’m burnt out of retail and would love a job that allows flexibility!”
✔️“I’d really like to enjoy my career and give back to my patients!” .

🔹Adam and Christina have created a unique ecourse designed to help you master building your own business AND make an impact on your future clients.

✔️If you are committed to making a REAL difference in the lives of others and want the freedom, flexibility and joy of creating your own business, we can help!

✔️We are now accepting applications for the 2018 class starting in January!

🔸We are only accepting 6 pharmacists for the 2018 class! Deadline for applications is November 15

🔹Learn more and apply today at

Direct download: Rx4Success_2018_-_Fit_Pharmacist.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 10:24am EST

Our Late Halloween RxRated Podcast....on November 3rd.

We don't give a shit, why should you?

Leave us a voicemail

Follow @JWingerPharmD 

Go see Dr. Shaw: RxComedy



Direct download: RXRATED_HALLOWEEN.mp3
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We interview three pharmacy technology & services Executives with a long-term pedigree in LTC pharmacy business solutions, J. M. Smith executives:

  • CTO Kevin Welch
  • Alan Turfe, Chairman & CEO
  • Saul Factor, RPh., President QS1 

“Long Term Care customers have been asking for focus on their needs,” said Kevin Welch, CTO, J M Smith Corporation and President, Integra LTC Solutions. “More than two-thirds of the Long Term Care market has chosen to work with us on one or more systems now being serviced by Integra. We value their trust and are dedicating resources to ensure their success.”

The transition is in process, with many of the details still to be finalized with input from customers and staff at Integra and QS/1. This unique approach of a customer-developed organization ensures that customers will have a partner committed to their unique needs, staffed with subject-matter experts.

“We are listening to our customers,” said Saul Factor, RPh and President, QS/1. “Long Term Care Pharmacy has different needs from Community Pharmacy. We’ve taken market feedback to heart - we need to focus on the best solutions for our customers. By transitioning all of our Long Term Care technology service under one business unit, we strengthen our commitment to and focus on our other markets.”

Integra LTC Solutions has been exclusively in Long Term Care for nearly 20 years, with products and services that have been recognized by the industry. Kevin Welch was named CTO of J M Smith Corporation this summer. He founded Integra with the goal of providing much-needed solutions to a unique segment of the pharmacy market, including DocuTrack, DeliveryTrack and Logix.

“PrimeCare staff and Integra staff will now be exclusively dedicated to Long Term Care customers,” said Welch. “This strategic alliance of two iconic brands will increase our agility to provide both the service and solutions that the market needs.

“J M Smith Corporation and all of our business units are making significant investments to ensure an unrelenting focus on our customers, giving them a best in class customer experience,” stated Alan Turfe, Chairman and CEO, J M Smith Corporation. “This commitment is just one example of that: a team of LTC experts focused on delivering what the customer wants, when they want it! Kevin Welch’s background as an innovator and his technology expertise mean that our leading edge products will help our customers grow their business. Indeed, I am excited that we are living our promise: to put our customers’ needs first.”


Long Term Care pharmacies experience reduced costs, higher productivity and profits, better customer service, and improved compliance with Integra’s suite of pharmacy software solutions. DocuTrack is a superior workflow and content management system that automates paper, fax, and electronic processing. DeliveryTrack manages delivery processes with electronic signature capture, real-time delivery data, and route optimization. Logix is business process automation software that lets pharmacies automate repetitive, time-consuming, error-prone tasks. For more information visit


QS/1 offers industry-leading healthcare software solutions to effectively manage independent, chain and hospital outpatient pharmacies and HME businesses. QS/1’s complete software solutions are flexible and scalable, making them valuable and affordable for any size pharmacy. QS/1 is the only vendor with an integrated suite of products, including point-of-sale, IVR, document management, mobile refills, delivery apps, built-in prescription synchronization and HME documentation. For additional information about QS/1 and the products and services it provides, visit


J M Smith Corporation, headquartered in Spartanburg, is South Carolina’s third-largest privately owned company. Today, the corporation is focused in the areas of health care and technology, and operates through multiple business units, including Smith Drug Company, QS/1, Integral Solutions Group, RxMedic Systems, Integra LTC Solutions and Burlington Drug Company. For more information, visit


J M Smith Corporation
Heidi Jameson, 864-542-9419

Direct download: Integra_PrimeCare_LTC_Pharmacy_Technology.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 6:00am EST