Continuing education is critical to maintaining your edge in the pharmacy business. This list of pharmacy podcasts from Pharmacy Times inspired us to dig a little deeper for some wider-ranging, business-related podcasts you might enjoy—especially during the holiday next week. (By the way, the Weekly Roundup will not be published the day after Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy a happy, grateful holiday with your loved ones!) ZigZag is a hodgepodge of stories around entrepreneurship from a new, woman-owned media company called Stable Genius Productions. It’s a little artsy and very genuine. Also, we regularly share stories from Harvard Business Review on these pages; their podcast, Ideacast, provides commentary from an impressive group of leaders in business, politics, science, and journalism. Finally, no list like this would be complete without mentioning The Tim Ferriss Show, covering tactics used by groundbreakers in a range of fields, from finance to sports to business and the arts.
The times they are a-changin'. Compounds found in cannabis are rapidly gaining appreciation from the mainstream medical community. Last week, the FDA announced its support of a cannabidiol compound for its potential to treat seizure disorders. The treatment would be marketed under the name Epidiolex by UK-based GW Pharmaceuticals and, according to CEO Justin Gover, the approval of the drug “will mark a sea change in the acceptability of cannabinoids as therapy.” The deadline for approval is at the end of June, but many are speculating the unanimous support from the advisory panel indicates a slam-dunk for the drug maker.