MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith) is pleased to recognize Iowa pharmacist Randy McDonough, RPh, this year's recipient of the National Community Pharmacists Association's (NCPA) prestigious Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year award. The award was presented to McDonough on October 16, 2016 at NCPA's 118th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition in New Orleans.
NCPA's Independent Pharmacist of the Year award is given annually to an independent pharmacist who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment to independent pharmacy and to their community. It is named in honor of Willard B. Simmons, a former executive secretary of NCPA and long-time trustee of its foundation. This marks the eighth year that Upsher-Smith has sponsored and been on hand to present the award.
"As a company with a long history of supporting independent and community pharmacists, we are proud to join NCPA in recognizing extraordinary accomplishments in pharmacy and community leadership," said Rusty Field, President, Upsher-Smith. "Mr. McDonough exemplifies the ideals of community pharmacy and is a very deserving recipient of the 2016 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year award."
"We appreciate Upsher-Smith's continued support of the Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year award," said Doug Hoey, CEO, NCPA. "Award recipients have exemplified what it means to be an independent community pharmacist, and we are proud to partner with Upsher-Smith to recognize Mr. McDonough as this year's recipient."
McDonough, who is board-certified in geriatrics and as a pharmacotherapy specialist, is the co-owner of Towncrest Pharmacy, Solon Towncrest, Towncrest Compounding Pharmacies, and Innovative Pharmacy Solutions. He oversees Towncrest Pharmacy's clinical services program, including Medication Therapy Management (MTM), nursing home consulting, wellness screening, immunizations, and adherence services. McDonough has developed, implemented and provided quality assurance for many clinical programs, and has also published and presented extensively on the subject of pharmaceutical care and MTM in the community pharmacy setting.
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., founded in 1919, is a growing, fully integrated pharmaceutical company dedicated to its mission of delivering high-value, high-quality therapies and solutions which measurably improve individuals' lives. As a family-owned pharmaceutical company, we are able to adapt and thrive in a dynamic healthcare environment. Our world is constantly evolving, and we are continually adapting to the ever-changing needs of patients, physicians, pharmacists, and healthcare organizations. Where there is a need, we will work to deliver solutions that simplify access to treatment, deliver better health outcomes, and enhance life. Upsher-Smith has a particular focus on developing therapies for people living with central nervous system (CNS) conditions, such as seizure disorders. For more information, visit www.upsher-smith.com.
About the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents the interests of America's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 22,000 independent community pharmacies. Together they represent an $81.4 billion health care marketplace and employ more than 314,000 individuals on a full or part-time basis. To learn more, go to www.ncpanet.org, visit facebook.com/commpharmacy, or follow NCPA on Twitter @Commpharmacy.
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