Pharmacy Consulting

Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions Inc. (PHSI) consults with pharmaceutical manufacturers, PBMs, pharmacies (retail, specialty, mail service, LTC, and hospital outpatient), and technology companies on strategic business and marketing issues. Consulting projects across these market segments provide PHSI with the latest information on emerging trends as well as new products and services. Our consultants have extensive retail, mail service and managed care experience to create actionable recommendations for our clients’ challenging business issues.

News & Events

Drug Topics June 2019

Fred Gebhart writes about pharmacy technology maintenance in Drug Topics.  PHSI Consultant and Partner, Melissa Krause, was quoted in the June 2019 issue of the publication.  To see the entire article, “Why Technology Upkeep is Up to You,” visit

PHSI to Attend NACDS Total Store Expo

PHSI President Tim Kosty, Vice President Don Dietz, Consultants and Partners Ann Johnson and Melissa Krause, and Director of Business Development Fred Hamlin will be attending the 2019 NACDS Total Store Expo in Boston, Massachusetts on August 24-26. PHSI will have an exhibit set up at booth number 1618. If you would like to schedule a Read More →

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist May/June 2019

PHSI Consultant Dave Schuetz contributed to the May/June 2019 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In the Viewpoints article, Dave discusses the importance of regularly scheduled reviews of pharmacy invoices to ensure that wholesaler contractual terms are being met or exceeded. Click here to read Dave’s article entitled “Wholesaler Agreements: Pricing Caveats”. You can read Read More →

Latest from the Blog

Medicaid Rebates and the Impact of Authorized Generics

Excluding Authorized Generics from Brand Drug AMP Calculations The Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a review in April 2019 assessing how excluding authorized generics from average manufacturer price (AMP) calculations would impact Medicaid drug rebates. This review was prompted by a 2017 HHS Budget Brief, which stated that excluding authorized generics could save Medicaid Read More →

Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil in Pharmacy

At the end of March 2019, CVS and Walgreens announced that they will start selling over the counter topical products containing CBD in specific states only, due to the legalization of CBD in those states. Cannabidiol, better known by the abbreviation CBD, is one of the most talked about ingredients today. CBD is a non-psychoactive Read More →

Three Prescribing and Dispensing Steps Impacted by the Drug Compendia

The electronic drug record is becoming more important with each drug approval and launch.  Most drug records remain static because the prominent attributes of a drug product (active ingredient, dosage form, route of administration, and strength) do not change. The static nature of the drug listing can lead to unwanted consequences for a drug product.  Read More →