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PHILADELPHIA The owner of an independent drug store based in Miami, Okla., was this year's recipient of the Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year award from the National Community Pharmacists Association.
William Osborn, a graduate of the University of Kansas City School of Pharmacy and the majority owner of Osborn Drugs since 1971, received the award at the NCPA's annual convention and trade expo in Philadelphia. The Independent Pharmacist of the Year award recognizes an independent pharmacist for exemplary leadership and commitment to independent pharmacy and to his or her community.
“Willie Osborn is a very deserving recipient of the [Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year] award because of the quality of services he provides patients, the impact he has on the community he lives in and his long-standing efforts to grow the ranks of independent community pharmacy owners by partnering with young entrepreneurs looking to break into the business,” said Joseph Harmison, NCPA president and Arlington, Texas, pharmacy owner.
The Independent Pharmacist of the Year award is sponsored by Upsher-Smith.