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Thursday, 10 November 2011 18:19

PCCA Awards Kevin Borg, PharmD, George Roentsch Scholarship

Award presented annually to a young independent pharmacist who embodies Roentsch's innovative and sharing nature


 HOUSTON (October 26, 2011): Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) has named Kevin Borg, PharmD, of Potter’s House Apothecary in Peoria, Ariz., the 2011 recipient of the George Roentsch Scholarship. This scholarship provides Borg with an all-expenses-paid trip to PCCA’s 2012 International Seminar. It is awarded annually to a young independent pharmacist and PCCA member who embodies the innovative and sharing nature for which Roentsch is well-known in the pharmacy compounding community. Compounding is the pharmacy method of preparing customized medications to meet each prescriber’s and patient’s unique needs. PCCA’s Erin Michael, MBA, CPhT, and last year’s scholarship recipient, Ashley Dick, RPh, of PharmaCare Compounding Solutions in Mount Juliet, Tenn., presented the award to Borg on October 22, 2011, during the company’s International Seminar, held in Sugar Land, Texas.

George Roentsch, RPh, owner/pharmacist of The Apothecary in Keene, N.H., has long been recognized as the compounder’s compounder. His passion and fire for the art of compounding is legendary. This passion has not been limited to just the innovative contributions that Roentsch has developed for his patients and physicians over the years; but, also has involved his generosity and sharing of these ideas and formulas with other compounders.

A PCCA Member since June 1983 and named Pharmacist of the Year in 1994, Roentsch has been a constant and memorable presence at PCCA seminars and symposiums throughout the years. He is viewed by many in the pharmacy compounding profession as a mentor and friend. His work has advanced the art and science of compounding and leaves a lasting legacy. PCCA is proud to pay tribute to Roentsch by honoring the passionate, innovative, and sharing compounding pharmacists of the future with the George Roentsch Scholarship.

Serving compounding pharmacists since 1981, Houston, Texas-headquartered PCCA provides the fine chemicals, equipment, devices, accredited training courses and seminars, and technical consulting assistance necessary to allow compounding pharmacists the ability to compound unique dosage forms according to the patient’s individualized medication needs and the physician’s prescription. PCCA currently has more than 3,900 pharmacist members throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and countries around the world. For more information, please call Stephan Beek/PCCA Communications at 800/331-2498.