This is the only weekly podcast specifically designed for pharmacy technicians…where we cover the latest pharmacy news and trends, deliver interviews with industry leaders and share listener stories.

Have a work/pharmacy story you’d like to share? No matter if they are funny, unbelievable, bizarre, inspiring or simply outlandish…we want to hear them!

Please share your stories with us by writing us at podcast@cphtconnect.com

Who knows…it just might be featured on the podcast!

This is sure to be an exciting podcast! Be sure to tune in and enjoy.

Aug 30, 2022
Episode 38 – CPhT Goes to Canada!

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Aug 30, 2022
Episode 37 – CPhT Goes to Canada!

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Aug 17, 2022
Episode 36 – An Update from “The Pharmacist”, pt. 2

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Aug 17, 2022
Episode 35 – An Update from “The Pharmacist”, pt. 1

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Jul 26, 2022
Episode 34 – SharkWeek Episode: The Connection Between My Quest To Dive With Great White Sharks + Pharmacy Technicians Today

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Jul 21, 2022
Episode 033 – Behind the Scenes with WOULD YOU LIKE SHOTS WITH THAT – The Documentary
When people think about the issues related to pharmacy they inevitably think of the opioid epidemic, as portrayed in the Netflix documentary The Pharmacist and the Hulu series Dopesick.

But sadly, the problems in pharmacy extend much further and have existed far longer.

Corporate chains like CVS, Rite Aid, and…
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Jul 13, 2022

Episode 032 – GOING GRASSROOTS: A Guide to Advocacy for Pharmacy Professionals ft. Dr. Ally Dering-Anderson
We’ve got a very special episode for you this week…and you can actually earn a free hour of CE from it. This week’s episode is a recording from a recent conversation and live CE program we held with Dr. Ally Dering-Anderson all about grassroots advocacy.
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Jul 7, 2022
Episode 031 – Inclusive Leadership and Dealing with Toxic Work Environments Part 2 ft. Dr. LaQuoia Johnson
This is part two of a discussion with LaQuoia Johnson, PharmD, pharmacy consultant, and life and leadership coach. In this episode, we discuss her five-step framework for inclusive leadership, how to equip and train emerging leaders, and advice on dealing with burnout and toxic work environments.
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Jun 29, 2022
Episode 030 – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Pharmacy Part 1 ft. Dr. LaQuoia Johnson
This is part one of a discussion with LaQuoia Johnson, PharmD, pharmacy consultant and life and leadership coach. In this episode we discuss the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the pharmacy and how pharmacy technicians can work to ensure proper behaviors and standards are met in the workplace.
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Jun 8, 2022
Episode 029 – Improving Patient Safety and Proper Working Conditions Part 2 ft. Matthew Grissinger
This is part two of a discussion with Matthew Grissinger, Director of Education at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). In this episode, Mike and Matthew discuss the case of RaDonda Vaught and how disrespectful behaviors in the pharmacy can lead to more burnout for pharmacy technicians.
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Jun 1, 2022
Episode 028 – Improving Patient Safety and Proper Working Conditions Part 1 ft. Matthew Grissinger
This is part one of a discussion with Matthew Grissinger, Director of Education at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). In this episode, Mike and Matthew cover the partnership between NPTA and ISMP and how a survey collecting data regarding burnout and poor working conditions could help improve patient safety in the pharmacy.
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May 10, 2022
Episode 027 – Patient Advocacy and NAMAPA ft. Elizabeth Johnson, LPN
In this episode, Mike sits down with Elizabeth Johnson, LPN, the Chief Executive Officer for MedicoCX as well as the co-founder and the President of the National Association of Medication Access & Patient Advocacy, to discuss the National Association of Medication Access & Patient Advocacy (NAMAPA) and its mission as well as what to expect from this year’s Healthcare Advocate Summit. 
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Apr 12, 2022
Episode 026 – A Deep Dive into the National Healthcareer Association ft. Jessica Langley and Jeremy Sasser
This episode is from our FIRST LIVE podcast recording during the third day of our Pharmacy Technician Student Summit. In this episode, Mike sits down with Jessica Langley, Executive Director of Education and Advocacy at the National Healthcareer Association, and Jeremy Sasser, Pharmacy Content Strategist at the National Healthcareer Association, to discuss NHA’s national certification exam for pharmacy technicians, advocacy efforts, and how the association provides a multitude of pathways and opportunities for aspiring pharmacy technicians.
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Apr 6, 2022
Episode 025 – Becoming a Pharmacy Badass Part 2 ft. Dr. Lisa Faast
Part 2 features Dr. Lisa Faast, CEO at DiversifyRx. In this episode, Mike and Dr. Faast discuss the idea of the 6 pillars of pharmacy profitability. Dr. Faast dives into what each one of the pillars is as well as how anyone in the pharmacy, whether it is a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, can do to succeed and accomplish these 6 pillars. Dr. Faast talks about Pharmacy Badass University.
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Mar 30, 2022
Episode 024 – Becoming a Pharmacy Badass Part 1 ft. Dr. Lisa Faast
Part 1 features Dr. Lisa Faast, CEO at DiversifyRx. In this episode, Mike and Dr. Faast discuss what DiversifyRx does and what they offer as well as Dr. Faast’s own podcast, “How to Be a Pharmacy Badass”. They dive into how the idea should be implemented by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in their day-to-day operations in the pharmacy.
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Mar 16, 2022
Episode 023 – Prioritizing and Executing Your Goals Part 2 ft. Dr. Jerrica Dodd
Part 2 features Jerrica Dodd, PharmD and Executive Editor of PharmaSis. In this episode, Mike and Dr. Dodd continue their discussion on where to start when figuring out where you want to go in your life and career. Dr. Dodd wants to offer insight on how to prioritize and plan things out in order to reach your future goals while expanding and building your network.
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Mar 9, 2022
Episode 022 – Prioritizing and Executing Your Goals Part 1 ft. Dr. Jerrica Dodd
Part 1 features Jerrica Dodd, PharmD and Executive Editor of PharmaSis. In this episode, Mike and Dr. Dodd discuss where to start when figuring out where you want to go in your life and career. Dr. Dodd wants to offer insight on how to prioritize and plan things out in order to reach your future goals, while expanding and building your network.
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MAR 2, 2022
Episode 021 – Adaptability, Empathy, and Humanizing Healthcare with Cory Jenks, PharmD
This week, Mike welcomes Cory Jenks, PharmD, to the show. Cory Jenks is a Pharmacist, an Improv Comedian, and Author of “Permission to Care: Building a Healthcare Culture That Thrives in Chaos”. The pair discuss how to improve your adaptability and empathy in the pharmacy and how to humanize healthcare. 39 min 
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FEB 23, 2022
Episode 020
#PizzaIsNotWorking Part 2 ft. Bled Tanoe
This week, Mike continues his discussion with Bled Tanoe, founder of #PizzaIsNotWorking, covering the movement and why it is important to all continue sounding the alarm on working conditions. Bled and Mike also discuss changes that have already been implemented as well as what changes could be implemented in the future.. 29 min 
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FEB 16, 2022
Episode 019 –
#PizzaIsNotWorking Part 1 ft. Bled Tanoe
The start of CPhT Connect the Podcast for Pharmacy Technicians Season 2 is here!! This week, Mike welcomes Bled Tanoe, founder of #PizzaIsNotWorking, to the show as they discuss Bled’s background in pharmacy and the events that led to her creating the viral hashtag in the hopes of bringing attention to the working conditions and burnout rate in the pharmacy. 36 min 
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DEC 15, 2021
Episode 018 – The Future for Pharmacy Technicians in Health-System Pharmacy Part 2 ft. Dr. Amber Lucas and Dr. Noelle Chapman

This is part two of the Health-System Pharmacy Panel as Mike Johnston, CPhT, sits down with Dr. Amber Lucas of Olathe Medical Center in Kansas and Dr. Noelle Chapman of Advocate Aurora Health in Illinois to discuss the pharmacy technician’s future in health-system pharmacy. 28 min 
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DEC 15, 2021
Episode 017 – The Future for Pharmacy Technicians in Health-System Pharmacy Part 1 ft. Dr. Amber Lucas and Dr. Noelle Chapman

This is part one of the Health-System Pharmacy Panel as Mike Johnston, CPhT, sits down with Dr. Amber Lucas of Olathe Medical Center in Kansas and Dr. Noelle Chapman of Advocate Aurora Health in Illinois to discuss the pharmacy technician’s future in health-system pharmacy. 22 min
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DEC 8, 2021
Episode 016 – The Future for Pharmacy Technicians in Independent Pharmacy Part 2 ft. Dr. Lisa Schwartz and Dr. Beth Bryan

This is part two of the Independent Pharmacy Panel as Mike Johnston, CPhT, sits down with Dr. Lisa Schwartz of the NCPA and Dr. Beth Bryan of Surgoinsville Pharmacy in Tennessee to discuss the pharmacy technician’s future in independent pharmacy. 24 min
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DEC 1, 2021
Episode 015 – The Future for Pharmacy Technicians in Independent Pharmacy Part 1 ft. Dr. Lisa Schwartz and Dr. Beth Bryan

This is part one of the Independent Pharmacy Panel as Mike Johnston, CPhT, sits down with Dr. Lisa Schwartz of the NCPA and Dr. Beth Bryan of Surgoinsville Pharmacy in Tennessee to discuss the pharmacy technician’s future in independent pharmacy. 22 min
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NOV 17, 2021
Episode 014 – Future of Pharmacy Technicians in Retail Pharmacy Part 2 ft. Dr. Rob Geddes and Dr, Ryann Abrams

This is part one of the Retail Pharmacy Panel as Mike Johnston, CPhT, sits down with Dr. Rob Geddes of Albertsons and Dr. Ryann Abrams of Rite Aid to discuss the pharmacy technician’s future in retail pharmacy. 31 min
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NOV 10, 2021
Episode 014 – Future of Pharmacy Technicians in Retail Pharmacy Part 1 ft. Dr. Rob Geddes and Dr, Ryann Abrams

This is part one of the Retail Pharmacy Panel as Mike Johnston, CPhT, sits down with Dr. Rob Geddes of Albertsons and Dr. Ryann Abrams of Rite Aid to discuss the pharmacy technician’s future in retail pharmacy. 38 min
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NOV 10, 2021
Episode 013 – Future of Pharmacy Technicians in Retail Pharmacy Part 1 ft. Dr. Rob Geddes and Dr, Ryann Abrams

This is part one of the Retail Pharmacy Panel as Mike Johnston, CPhT, sits down with Dr. Rob Geddes of Albertsons and Dr. Ryann Abrams of Rite Aid to discuss the pharmacy technician’s future in retail pharmacy. 38 min
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OCT 15, 2021
Episode 012 – The Journey to Being a Pharmacy Technician Instructor ft. Josh Cano

This week, Mike Johnston sits down with Josh Cano, a certified pharmacy technician and the director of education at NPTA, as they talk about Josh’s journey from pharmacy technician to instructor. 34 min
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OCT 5, 2021
Episode 011 – Finding Opportunities to Advance Your Career ft. Erin Michael

This week Mike speaks with Erin Michael. Erin is a certified pharmacy technician who has been working in pharmacy for more than 25 years, 23 of which have been in compounding. Erin now works as Director of Member Engagement at PCCA. 43 min
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SEP 29, 2021
Episode 010 – Finding Your Voice ft. Kim Newlove

This week’s episode features Kim Newlove, a pharmacist who pivoted into a unique career. Host of The Pharmacists Voice Podcast, Kim works to help others find and use their voice. 30 min
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SEP 21, 2021
Episode 009 – Improving Patient Outcomes While Reducing Healthcare Costs ft. Adam Chesler

This week’s episode features Adam Chesler, a pharmacist and the Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Integration at VillageMD as he discusses emerging models for improving patient outcomes while reducing healthcare costs. 37 min
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SEP 15, 2021
Episode 008 – The Role of Pharmacy Technicians in Preventing Medication Errors ft. Matthew Grissinger

This week’s episode features Matthew Grissinger, a pharmacist and Director of Error Programs at ISMP – The Institute for Safe Medication Practices as he discusses what roles pharmacy technicians can take to help prevent medication errors. 42 min
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SEP 8, 2021
Episode 007 – Losing the Stigma of Working in Retail Pharmacy ft. Whitney Jo Hummel

This week’s episode features Whitney Jo Hummel, a CPhT Advanced and CSPT, as she discusses how she wants to get rid of the stigma behind working in retail pharmacy. 44 min
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AUG 31, 2021
Episode 006 – The Dark Side of Big Pharma ft. Stanley Warren
This week’s episode features Stanley Warren as he discusses the dark side of big pharma as well as his journey in wanting to bring more transparency to the pharmaceutical industry which in turn would help put patients ahead of profit. 38 min
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AUG 24, 2021
Episode 005 – How to Deal with Burnout ft. Dr. Jessica Louie
In this week’s episode, Mike sits down with Dr. Jessica Louie, PharmD, APh, BCCCP, as they discuss how to properly assess burnout and thus how to deal with it. Dr. Jessica Louie is the CEO of Clarify Simply Align and is the host of the Burnout Doctor Podcast. 42 min
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AUG 11, 2021
Episode 004 – Setting Yourself Apart Professionally with Dr. Jerrica Dodd
In this week’s episode, Mike sits down with Dr. Jerrica Dodd as they discuss setting yourself apart professionally. Dr. Jerrica Dodd has been in pharmacy for 22 years and is the founder and CEO of Your Pharmacy Advocate. 49 min
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AUG 3, 2021
Episode 003 – Pharmacy Technician Job Outlook ft. Kevin Mero
In this week’s episode, Mike speaks with Kevin Mero, CEO of JobRx, as they discuss the outlook of pharmacy technician positions as the days go on when it comes to salary and job security. 42 min
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JUL 27, 2021
Episode 002 – The Emily Jerry Story Part 2
This episode wraps up the story of Emily Jerry, the 2-year-old who tragically passed as a result of a medication error, as well as discussing what actions were taken to help prevent this event from ever occurring again. 28 min
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JUL 20, 2021
Episode 001 – The Emily Jerry Story Part 1
This episode covers the story of Emily Jerry, who tragically passed at the age of 2 as a result of a medication error. The episode contains archived audio from an interview with Kelly Jerry, the mother of Emily Jerry, conducted by Mike Johnston. 32 min
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JUL 13, 2021
Episode 000 – CPhT Connect The Podcast Pre-Launch
Host Mike Johnston, CPhT, sits down and goes over what CPhT Connect The Podcast will be about at its core. Mike explains his background and his motivation for starting this journey. 11 min

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