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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 14:03

PCCA Names Sue Horton the 2018 Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award Recipient

2018 Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award recipient Sue Horton, RPh, (center in pink blouse) with, from left to right: PCCA President Jim Smith; PCCA Vice President Lizzie Harbin; 2014 recipient Cheri Kraemer, RPh; 2017 recipient Jennifer Burch, PharmD, CDE, CPP; PCCA Vice President Bill Letendre; and PCCA Director Cyndi Hicks.

WASHINGTON, DC (June 25, 2018) – PCCA has named Sue Horton, RPh, owner of Central Iowa Compounding Pharmacy in Urbandale, Iowa, as the recipient of the 2018 Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award. The prestigious award pays tribute to Evelyn Timmons, RPh, a pioneer in the compounding industry, by honoring a passionate, committed and tenacious female compounding pharmacist who is advancing the compounding pharmacy industry in her community and as a profession. The award was presented on Monday, June 25 during the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists’ 2018 Compounders on Capitol Hill.

Nominations were submitted by pharmacy professionals and colleagues from around the country. 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

“We are proud to announce that Sue Horton has been chosen as the 2018 Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award winner,” said PCCA President Jim Smith. “Sue is well known and respected in the medical community she serves, and a lifelong learner. Her commitment to learn and share new ideas from continuing education has helped many of her fellow compounders, practitioners and patients.”

Horton, who was chosen from among seven finalists, has been contributing to the compounding profession for more than 25 years. A 1981 graduate of Drake University School of Pharmacy, she started working part-time at Uptown Pharmacy after graduation and purchased it just seven years later. She opened Central Iowa Compounding Pharmacy in 1996 and has specialized in providing bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, sterile preparations, pain management and hormonal balance. She’s even expanded her work and practice into thermography to help detect breast abnormalities earlier and to correct hormone imbalances before they become issues.

Some of Horton’s advocacy efforts on behalf of her community and the compounding industry include:

  • Regularly attending Compounders on Capitol Hill to promote compounding at the federal level
  • Hosting members of Congress at her pharmacy and securing their support for compounding
  • Continually enhancing her knowledge about pharmacy compounding and sharing this knowledge with her pharmacy colleagues, patients and medical community
  • Working with Drake University and its externship program for pharmacy students
  • Teaching programs throughout her community on hormone therapy and more

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).


PCCA helps pharmacists and prescribers create personalized medicine that makes a difference in patients’ lives. As a complete resource for independent compounding pharmacists, PCCA provides highquality products, education and support to more than 3,000 pharmacy members throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and other countries around the world. Incorporated in 1981 by a network of pharmacists, PCCA has supported pharmacy compounding for more than 37 years.


Kim Speairs, APR, MBA, Director of Communications and Engagement, PCCA, 281.709.8277, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.