David Moody, Jr. recipient of the 2014 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, HDMA’s nonprofit research foundation, and Genentech on Tuesday presented the 2014 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement to David Moody, Jr., CEO of Mutual Wholesale Drug Co. 

Presented at the HDMA 2014 Business and Leadership Conference in Phoenix, the Nexus Award is the distribution industry’s highest individual honor, recognizing exceptional character, accomplishments and leadership in HDMA, the industry and community. 

“As an independent pharmacist, leader, advocate and educator, Dave has made an indelible mark on his community, the distribution industry and the supply chain,” said Karen Ribler, EVP and COO of the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research. “We are pleased to recognize his achievements and welcome him into the prestigious Nexus winner’s circle.”

Moody’s career began during high school at Crabtree Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy located in his hometown of Durham, N.C. He continued to work at Crabtree through school at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy. Following his graduation in 1973, Moody became a pharmacist at the store, and later owned the pharmacy from 1981 until 1988.

Joining Mutual Drug in 1988, Moody developed an innovative generics program (C.A.P.S.), which provides affordable medications to independent pharmacies and their customers. He also established a government affairs program, overseeing advocacy efforts for Mutual Drug members on both the state and federal level. 

Beyond Mutual Drug, Moody devotes his time to educating future pharmacists by serving as a preceptor for Appalachian College of Pharmacy, the Campbell University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the Medical University of South Carolina and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Moody received the 2006 Distinguished Service Award from the UNC-Chapel Hill Pharmacy Alumni Association. In 2010, he received an honorary Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Moody has been an active member of HDMA, serving two terms as chairman of the association’s board of directors from 2010 to 2012. He also participates on several committees, including HDMA’s Executive and Federal Government Affairs committees.

“Dave truly embodies the spirit of the Nexus Award through his passion for his work and community,” said HDMA president and CEO John Gray. “It has been an honor to work with him, and we are grateful for his contributions to both HDMA and the entire distribution industry.”

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