Michael Podgurski is a consultant for REAL Solutions Group (RSG), focusing on regulatory compliance, pharmacy automation, and pharmacy operations. His career has encompassed all aspects of pharmacy including community pharmacy operations, third party administration, business re-engineering, information technology, licensing and pharmacy services.
Previously, as Vice President of Pharmacy Services, he managed all state and Federal legislative initiatives, Board of Pharmacy issues and relationships, regulations and all licensing matters for all Rite Aid pharmacies in 31 states and the District of Columbia. Prior to this responsibility, he was Vice President of Pharmacy Operations where he was responsible not only for the day-to-day operations of all Rite Aid pharmacies, but also all technology initiatives which included pharmacy systems, design, workflow, automation and e-prescribing.
Michael has served on numerous National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) committees and task forces, American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Community Pharmacy Practice Standards Development Committee, APhA Health Care Reform Stakeholders Committee, APhA Work Group on the Future of Pharmacy and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Risk Communication Advisory Committee. Dr. Podgurski received a BS in Pharmacy from West Virginia University and is licensed in five states. He was appointed to the Pennsylvania Board of Pharmacy in 1997 and served for 15 years which included being elected Chairman of the Board for 8 of those years.