Washington State University student team wins pharmacy business plan competition

PHILADELPHIA A team from a Pacific Northwest pharmacy school won a business plan competition sponsored by Good Neighbor Pharmacy and the National Community Pharmacists Association, NCPA said Monday.

The four-student team from the Washington State University College of Pharmacy was named the winner of the 2010 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition, winning $3,000 for its local NCPA chapter and $3,000 for its school. The colleges of pharmacy at Drake University and Auburn University came in second and third, respectively. The competition included 35 pharmacy schools.

“These students now have a road map that will take all of the guesswork out of pharmacy ownership,” NCPA president Joseph Harmison said. “In any competition, there are always the winners whose efforts rose above everyone else, so I would like to especially congratulate the winner, Washington State University; the runner-up, Drake University; and the third-place finisher, Auburn University, for their truly outstanding plans.”

The NCPA is having its annual convention and trade expo in Philadelphia.

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