Eddie Glover Named 2011 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist Of The Year

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Nashville, TN (October 9, 2011)

Eddie Glover, RPh, president and CEO of U.S. Compounding in Conway, Arkansas, has been named the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) 2011 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year. The award is sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. The announcement was made at the NCPA 113th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held here October 8-12.

The Independent Pharmacist of the Year award recognizes an independent pharmacist for exemplary leadership and commitment to independent pharmacy and to their community. The award is named in honor of someone who exemplified these qualities: Willard B. Simmons, a former executive secretary of NCPA (then the National Association of Retail Druggists) and long-time NCPA Foundation trustee.

"Eddie's outstanding leadership and services make him a truly deserving recipient of the 2011 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year award," said Robert J. Greenwood, RPh, NCPA president and pharmacy owner in Waterloo, Iowa. "Eddie has always been ahead of the curve in the compounding of specially tailored drugs, a niche service that gains more prominence each year as independent community pharmacies distinguish themselves from their competitors by finding additional ways to fulfill their patients' health needs."

A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Glover founded U.S. Compounding in 1995. It is a PCAB Accredited™, compounding-only pharmacy that provides patients (whether they are human or animal), physician clinics, hospitals, and surgery centers throughout the United States with injectables, ophthalmic preparations, bioidentical hormone replacement, and topical compounds for pain. A heavy emphasis is placed on utilizing the latest technology. The compounded drugs are tested by a DEA and FDA registered lab to ensure sterility and quality. U.S. Compounding carries several lines of pharmaceutical grade vitamins and supplements and has a new line of high-end skin care products through a sister company called US CosmeCeuticals and a new skin care line, Rx Solutions Skin Therapy.

Glover is active with several groups at the local, state, and national level. In his community he is a member of the Conway Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors for Excel Youth. Glover is a very active member of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association, where he is on the Board of Directors and a District President as well as a member of the Compounding Academy. Nationally, he is involved with NCPA, the International Association of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP), Pharmacy Partners of America, and the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA). Glover also serves on the Board of Directors for the Compliant Pharmacy Alliance.

"Eddie Glover has demonstrated his dedication and commitment to community pharmacy in all that he does both for patients, as well as the profession of pharmacy," said Mark Evenstad, President and CEO of Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. "As a company with a long history of supporting the independent and community pharmacist, Upsher-Smith is proud to be part of this recognition for Mr. Glover. His work represents efforts similar to scores of community pharmacists who manage their own businesses, and work tirelessly in their communities to serve patients."

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents the interests of America's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies. Together they represent a $93 billion health care marketplace, dispense over 37% of all retail prescriptions, and employ more than 315,000 people, including 62,400 pharmacists. Independent community pharmacists are readily accessible medication experts who can help lower health care spending. They are committed to maximizing the appropriate use of lower-cost generic drugs and reducing the estimated $290 billion that is wasted annually by improper medication use. To learn more go to www.ncpanet.org or read NCPA's blog, The Dose, at http://ncpanet.wordpress.com.

Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. is a rapidly‐growing pharmaceutical company that manufactures and markets both prescription and consumer products. Privately held since 1919, the company strives to recognize the unmet healthcare needs of its customers. Upsher-Smith prides itself on providing safe, effective and economical therapies to the ever‐challenged healthcare environment. For additional information, visit www.upsher-smith.com.

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