Next-Generation Pharmacistâ„¢ Program Will RecognizeTop Pharmacists


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Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Program Will RecognizeTop Pharmacists

New program from Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems will honor leaders and innovators in pharmacy.

PLAINSBORO, NJ (April 13, 2010)—Pharmacists play an increasingly important role in the delivery of health care to millions of patients. The most innovative members of the profession will now be honored by a new awards program from Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems—The Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Program. Nominations for this prestigious awards program are now open at

Awards will be presented to winning nominees in 10 categories:

  • Rising Star
  • Entrepreneur
  • Green Pharmacist
  • Civic Leader
  • Technology Innovator
  • Patient Advocate
  • Industry Advocate
  • Technician
  • Future Pharmacist (Student Pharmacist)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

From among the 10 category winners, Pharmacy Times and Parata will select the inaugural “Next-Generation Pharmacist,” the highest award. Finalists will be profiled in Pharmacy Times and honored at an awards dinner on October 25, 2010, in Philadelphia, PA, during the National Community Pharmacists Association Annual Convention and Trade Exhibition.

Pharmacy Times is published monthly by Intellisphere, LLC, a division of MJH & Associates. “These brand-new awards offer pharmacists a unique opportunity to gain the recognition they deserve for outstanding contributions, while boosting the visibility of their pharmacies in the industry and in their communities,” said Mike Hennessy, Chairman and CEO of MJH & Associates.

The second component to the program, the Next-Generation Pharmacist Profile, will highlight the current state and future vision of the field of pharmacy. This research program will explore where pharmacists see the profession heading, follow trends likely to emerge in the near future, and identify the qualities and values of those at the forefront of the industry. The Next-Generation Pharmacist Profile’s findings will be published in Pharmacy Times.

“We look forward to shining a rare spotlight on the best of the best in the profession,” said Fred Eckel, RPh, MS, and Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy Times. “This kind of recognition for pharmacists is long overdue.”

To learn more about the award categories or make a nomination, visit and Nomination entries can be submitted online or via mail through May 31, 2010.

About Pharmacy Times

Pharmacy Times is a clinically based, monthly journal providing practical information pharmacists can use in their everyday practice. Each issue contains articles and features covering medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, pharmacy technology, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law, and specialty pharmacy. Pharmacy Times is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of free continuing pharmacy education.

Pharmacy Times, published by Intellisphere, LLC, is a leading provider of health care publishing, research, information, and education. Operating within both traditional and digital media channels, Intellisphere serves the needs of health care professionals through an extensive suite of magazines, journals, e-mail databases, Web sites, events and personal meetings.

Intellisphere reaches more than half a million health care professionals through Pharmacy Times, The American Journal of Managed Care, The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, MDNG,, Oncology & Biotech News, Oncology Net Guide, Contemporary Oncology, andOncology Net Guide: Nurses’ Edition. Learn more at,, on Facebook at “Pharmacy Times,” or 609-716-7777.

About Parata Systems

Durham, N.C.-based Parata Systems, LLC, was founded in 2001, and offers industry-leading technology that improves consumer safety and convenience at key touch points in the circle of pharmacy care: fill, serve, and adhere. Parata Max® and Mini® automate prescription dispensing with high speed and high accuracy; Parata APM® expands convenience, safety and privacy with self-service prescription pickup; and Parata® PACMED improves patient safety with unit- and multi-dose packaging that ensures patients get the right medication at the right time, every time. To learn more, call, click or visit Parata Systems,,, 1-888-PARATA1 (727-2821), and on Facebook and Twitter at “Parata Systems.”

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