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Monday, 12 May 2014 15:44

PCCA Announces Finalists for Nationally Recognized Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award for Commitment to Compounding Industry

PCCA Award Recognizes Female Advocates Who are Advancing the Compounding Pharmacy Industry in their Community

HOUSTON, May 8, 2014 – Today, PCCA announced that six exceptional female compounding pharmacists have been chosen as finalists for the 2014 Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award. The prestigious award pays tribute to Evelyn Timmons, a pioneer in the compounding industry, by honoring a passionate, committed, and tenacious female compounding pharmacist who is advancing the compounding pharmacy industry in their community and as a profession.

PCCA staff and members submitted the names of potential recipients for consideration. To be considered for the award, the female compounder must exhibit the following:

  • Has been a PCCA member pharmacist and owner for at least five (5) years
  • Demonstrates commitment in her practice
  • Demonstrates selfless advocacy locally and nationally on behalf of all compounding pharmacists
  • Embraces learning and education
  • Fosters a successful and growing practice
  • Participates in PCCA’s Member Rewards Program

The finalists include:

  • Cheri Garvin, RPh, co-owner of The Compounding Center in Leesburg, Virginia
  • Leigh Ann Grasso, PharmD, RPh, founder and owner of Annie’s Apothecary in Boerne, Texas
  • Diana Harshbarger, PharmD, president and owner of Custom Compounding Centers of America in Kingsport, Tennessee
  • Cheri Kraemer, RPh, owner of Pharmacy Specialties, Inc. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Pat Stephens, PharmD, president and owner of Medi-Fare Drug in Blacksberg, South Carolina
  • Cathy Hance, RPh, co-owner of Compound Care Pharmacy in Louisville, Kentucky

“We are proud to announce the finalists for this year’s Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award,” said Jim Smith, President of PCCA. “This year’s finalists represent a group of female compounding pharmacists who are committed to protecting and advancing today’s compounding industry. They are passionate about providing customized medicines to patients who depend on it, and play a critical role in contributing to a healthier community.”

The recipient of the Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award will be announced at PCCA’s Members-Only Reception during the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists “IACP’s Compounders on Capitol Hill” event on Monday, May 19, 2014, in Arlington, Va., and also will be recognized at PCCA’s International Seminar on October 8-11, 2014, in Houston, Texas.

Evelyn Timmons, RPh, was a pioneer and a nationally renowned figure in the use of bio-identical hormones for women, as well as a long-standing advocate of pharmacy compounding. As one of the first female pharmacists in Arizona, she received numerous national awards during her career. Timmons was the first woman president of the American College of Apothecaries (ACA), and was among the first full fellows of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP).

About PCCA

PCCA helps compounding pharmacies around the world deliver personalized, compounded medications that make a difference in people’s lives. As a compounding pharmacist’s most comprehensive resource, PCCA provides products, services and support to almost 4,000 pharmacist members throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Serving compounding pharmacists since 1981, PCCA is headquartered in Houston, Texas. For more information about the company, visit pccarx.com.

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