Retired Nova Scotia pharmacist wins Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Bowl of Hygeia award

Allan MacKinnon, wife sold Fulton C G Pharmacy last year

NEW YORK — A pharmacist in Canada has won a prestigious award from Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, according to published reports.

Nova Scotia's Truro Daily News reported that retired pharmacist Allan MacKinnon received the company's Bowl of Hygeia award during the weekend. Coworkers Kerry Mattatall and Marilyn MacLeod had put together the nomination package for MacKinnon, including 27 letters of support, citing the MacKinnons' support for their community.

MacKinnon, 65, had worked at the Fulton C G Pharmacy in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, since he was 19. He and his wife, Joanne, had started purchasing shares in the pharmacy in 1974 and finished purchasing it in the late 1990s, the newspaper reported, before selling it at the beginning of last year.

 

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