Since 2006, Bob has also served as Manager of the Meridian Pharmacology Institute. This is a hospital-based, outpatient consultant pharmacist services that was designed to increase consumer awareness of medication-related issues. In this position, he is available to address community groups about a number of patient and medication safety issues. In cooperation with BCBS of New Jersey, he initiated a medication safety pilot project to identify patients presenting to the hospital emergency department with preventable, medication-related problems. Through the Institute, he collaborated on a drug safety project with Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. (HQSI), which serves as the CMS Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for New Jersey.
Previous to this, he was the Certified Consultant Pharmacist for Pharma-Care, Inc. In this position, he was responsible for review and reconciliation of medication-related issues for a population of 1400 long term care patients. Over the course of his career, Bob has also consulted with various organizations and has been asked to serve as an expert witness concerning PBM issues for employers, as well as the State of Iowa Department of Insurance.
Following six years in retail pharmacy, Bob became owner and chief pharmacist of a large homecare pharmacy for 17 years. This business integrated professional pharmacy with medical equipment sales and supplies. He also established a retail pharmacy at a hospital-affiliated fitness center where he focused on community education and pharmacist consultations in addition to filling prescriptions.
Robert Schenk, Jr. received a bachelor of science in pharmacy from the Rutgers College of Pharmacy and is also a Certified Consultant Pharmacist (CCP). He has contributed to the professional literature and provided support for an investigative report on the inner workings of the PBM industry. He is a member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), and Pharmacists United for Truth & Transparency.
Bob and his family reside in Colts Neck, New Jersey where he enjoys golf and loves to spend free time traveling or relaxing at the Outerbanks of North Carolina.