Independent pharmacies are the last line of defense between patients and a pharmacy system that is quickly becoming a monopoly. The Independent Pharmacy Alliance Podcast will explore why Americans pay the highest drug prices in the world, highlight the life-saving services independent pharmacies provide, and how Pharmacy Benefit Managers utilize anti-competitive business practices to increase drug prices. In each episode, we'll talk to a pharmacist or front-line worker fighting for patients in this competitive industry.
PBM Reform In New York With Thomas D‘Angelo
New York has a new governor after a tumultuous end to Andrew Cuomo's term. Now there are four bills sitting on the Governor's desk that could help independent pharmacists in the state of New York. We talked to the Chairman of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York, Thomas D'Angelo. He told us what it took to get those bills passed the legislature, why they are important, and what other states can take from this model.
Uncovering $244 Million In PBM Spread Pricing with Antonio Ciaccia
This week we speak with Antonio Ciaccia, the President of 3 Axis Advisors, about how he helped uncover $244 million in PBM spread pricing in Ohio Medicaid. We also speak about the laws that are being proposed that could reduce drug costs at the pharmacy counter and other policy solutions that can bring down patient drug costs.
Lower Costs, Higher Prices, and PBMs With Madelaine Feldman
Dr. Madelaine Feldman is a rheumatologist with The Rheumatology Group in New Orleans, LA. This week she speaks to Anthony about PBMs, particularly the effect that PBM formulary construction and utilization management tools have on pricing and access to drugs (availability & affordability).
Real Politics For Pharmacy Owners 101 With Laurie Clark
Most people aren’t aware of how difficult and complex the legislative process can be. This week we are joined by Laurie Clark who serves as Legislative Counsel to Garden State Pharmacy Owners. She talks to us about the state and federal legislative process and explains to us the best ways for independent pharmacists to get involved.
Community Outreach For Independent Pharmacies - with Neil Raval
Independent pharmacies provide important services that are often unavailable at chain locations or elsewhere in the community. This week we speak with Neil Raval, owner of Hickory Pharmacy in East Windsor, NJ, about his passion for community service and his work during the COVID-19 crisis
Warning: PBMs are Bad for Your Health - With Anthony Minniti
An interview with Independent Pharmacy Owner Anthony Minniti on how PBMs are endangering the profession of pharmacy and playing doctor.