Kevin LaGrange Honored as Compounding Pharmacist of the Year

kevin_vidrine_001Louisiana Pharmacists Association honors Kevin LaGrange at annual pharmacy awards conference.

Lafayette, LA –Professional Arts Pharmacy, a specialty compounding pharmacy in Lafayette, Louisiana, is pleased to announce Kevin LaGrange, Director of Quality Assurance and Quality Control, has received Louisiana Pharmacists Association’s Compounding Pharmacist of the Year award. LaGrange was presented the award at the annual Awards Luncheon on July 19 in New Orleans, LA.

The Compounding Pharmacist of the Year award recognizes an LPA member pharmacist that is directly involved in a project or practice of pharmacy that has contributed to improving the image of pharmacy through compounding, been instrumental in education of both public and medical professionals about compounding and its value in patient care, or demonstrated skill in solving patient’s medical needs through compounding innovation.

“I am humbled and honored to receive the Compounding Pharmacist of the Year award,” said Kevin LaGrange. “During my career I have always hoped to touch someone’s life or make a positive impact on the pharmacy profession. To know that I have been recognized by my peers in this way is a great honor and pleasure.” LaGrange is a 1991 NLU graduate, and has been with Professional Arts Pharmacy for 12 years. He is a member of LPA, IACP and NCPA.

Eric Vidrine, P.D., President and CEO of Professional Arts Pharmacy says, “Kevin is instrumental to the processes of quality control and quality improvement here in our pharmacy. I see that as one of the most important jobs here because we always strive to consistently meet and surpass the highest standards in the industry. Kevin is also joining the ranks of other Professional Arts pharmacists that have received this award including myself in 2004, David Mayer in 2008, and Lynn Darby in 2002.”

Founded in 1998, Professional Arts Pharmacy is nationally recognized as an industry leader in Pharmacy Compounding. We are committed to quality in every aspect of our business from the medications we dispense to the customer service we deliver. As one of the first pharmacies in the nation to pursue and receive accreditation from the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) and home to award-winning staff of pharmacists, Professional Arts Pharmacy offers you peace of mind that prescribers and patients are in good hands. Our goal is to ensure not only a positive medical outcome, but the best possible treatment experience. Professional Arts Pharmacy specializes in Topical Sinus Therapy, Topical Skin Infection Management, Topical Pain Management, and Topical Scar Management.

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The Louisiana Pharmacists Association (LPA) is a professional association serving pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Louisiana. LPA is the collaborative Voice of Pharmacy in the state and was established 1892. It is the mission of LPA to represent pharmacists in the State of Louisiana for the purpose of improving health care and enhancing the profession of pharmacy.

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