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Optum Rx

Pharmacy Insights Podcast

Listen to our resident experts discuss critical industry challenges and the solutions you need to control rising drug costs.

Hosted by Scott Draeger 

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Tackling industry challenges, one episode at a time

The pharmaceutical industry is constantly changing and it’s hard to stay on top of it. The Pharmacy Insights Podcast is here to help you stay current, diving deep into the complex topics that are challenging your pharmacy benefit plan and give you solutions to control your rising costs.

Join our host, Optum Rx Senior Vice President of Clinical Consulting, Scott Draeger, as he interviews our residential experts on pressing topics and the industry challenges every plan sponsor is facing.

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September 14, 2022

What's happening in specialty pharmacy?  

Resident Expert:Optum Rx Chief Pharmacy Officer, Michael Einodshofer

Specialty medications continue to be the single largest driver of drug spending. What specifics steps can be taken to mitigate rising specialty spend? What do new advances such as gene therapies mean for future specialty costs?

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October 26, 2022

What you can and can’t expect from biosimilars  

Resident expert: Optum Rx Senior Vice President of Clinical and Formulary Services, Savitha Vivian, PharmD

An alternative to Humira is coming. But is this a revolution, or something les

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November 21, 2022

The risky business of alternative funding 

Resident expert: Optum Rx Chief Pharmacy Officer, Michael Einodshofer

A growing industry of small alternate funding companies are promising to cover specialty medical funding on behalf of small and mid-sized companies by using money from charitable foundations. What are the real risks from this business model for plan sponsors and their members?

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