Patients Rising Podcast

The Future of Pharmacies

Episode Notes

No insurance? No problem. Blueberry Pharmacy in Pittsburgh is forging the path for a new kind of pharmacy. By cutting out the middlemen in the supply chain, Blueberry Pharmacy is able to provide its customers with inexpensive medications. It’s more transparent, and preserves the personal touch of an independent community pharmacy.

How’s it possible? Founder Kyle McCormick shares how his patients pay such low prices, and what the future of prescription drug access could look like with this model.

Plus, if you need to apply for SSI or SSDI, cancer legal expert Monica Bryant has you covered. She speaks with Terry about what all patients should know about these programs and how to access this insurance.

And speaking of disability insurance, hear from patient correspondent Lori Long. She discusses an SSDI policy currently in place that would cause her to lose her insurance if she gets married. 

Hosts: 

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Guests:

Dr. Kyle McCormick, Founder and Pharmacist, Blueberry Pharmacy 

Monica Bryant, COO, Triage Cancer

Lori Long, Patient Correspondent 

Links: 

AARP’s Billion Dollar Bounty

Understanding Insulin Prices

Blueberry Pharmacy 

Kyle McCormick’s Medium Article, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”

How PBMs Raise Costs for Patients + Pharmacies

Can Mark Cuban Deliver Cheaper RX? 

Marriage, Ableism, and Social Security Disability - Patients Rising

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