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Thursday, 27 September 2012 18:05

Brenda Yuzdepski, BScPharm, Named PCCA Canada 2012 Compounding Pharmacist of the Year

Award presented annually to an independent pharmacist demonstrating service excellence to patients, healthcare providers and pharmacy colleagues.


MONTREAL (September 14, 2012): Brenda Yuzdepski, BScPharm, of Medical Arts Pharmacy in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, was named PCCA Canada’s 2012 Compounding Pharmacist of the Year at a presentation held during PCCA Canada’s Networking Seminar, September 14-15, 2012, at Le Westin Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. Yuzdepski was surrounded by her family, friends, mentors, and colleagues when she was presented the award. A video was shown, which featured interviews and greetings from staff and colleagues, including her parents and son, Davis, who all expressed their respect and admiration for her dedication to patients and pharmacy. The presentation was followed by a champagne lunch in honor of Yuzdepski’s achievement.

As owner of Medical Arts Pharmacy, Yuzdepski brings a broad range of experience and knowledge to her practice. She regularly lectures on herbals, nutritional support, complementary medicine, and creating optimal health through compounding.

Yuzdepski received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Saskatchewan, and currently is working towards a Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine from the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). She was awarded the 2010 Pharmacist of the Year Award for the province of Saskatchewan, and has been published in a wide variety of papers and magazines. Yuzdepski currently serves on the board for the Medical Arts Building and Saskatoon Autism Services, is a member of PCCA Canada’s Advisory Council and PCCA Concierge Compounding, and also is a member of a collaborative working group of pharmacists and physicians who are looking to enhance interdisciplinary relationships and pharmacist prescription privileges.

PCCA Canada is pleased to highlight such a successful career; we wish continued success for Medical Arts Pharmacy and our heartfelt congratulations to the first female Canadian Compounding Pharmacist of the Year, Brenda Yuzdepski.

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.

About PCCA

Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA), the leader in pharmacy compounding since 1981, supports member compounding pharmacists as they meet the unique healthcare needs of patients through exceptional service, highest-quality products, shared innovations and education. PCCA is the nation's complete resource for fine chemicals, equipment, devices, flavors, accredited training and education, pharmacy software, marketing, business and pharmacy consulting assistance. PCCA membership includes more than 3,900 independent community pharmacists in the United States, Canada and Australia. For more information, visit PCCA online at www.pccarx.com, or use Find A Compounder™ online tool to locate a member pharmacy in your area http://www.findacompounder.com/