Bray earns first annual Malmberg Compounding Advocacy Champion Award
(Press release) Jeffrey Bray, CPhT, of Salt Lake City, was the recipient of the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding’s first annual George and Lucy Malmberg Compounding Advocacy Champion Award, presented to him at APC’s Compounders on Capitol Hill event on September 10.
The Advocacy Champion Award is presented annually to a pharmacy compounding professional who in the previous year has demonstrated “distinguished and extraordinary advocacy and political engagement in support of the pharmacy compounding profession.” That includes efforts to promote the enrichment of public health policy related to pharmacy compounding and the betterment of the pharmacy compounding profession and the millions of patients it serves.
It is named for George and Lucy Malmberg, both compounding pharmacists, who founded Wedgewood Pharmacy in 1981 and grew it into one of the largest compounding pharmacies in the United States and one of the leading pharmacies in animal health. The late George Malmberg’s advocacy on behalf of pharmacy compounders is legendary in the profession, and his wife Lucy has continued that legacy.
“Jeff Bray takes advocacy on behalf of his business and your profession seriously,” said Lucy Malmberg, who presented the award to Bray, “as seriously as George and I ever have.”
Bray is an accomplished pharmacy executive with more than 20 years of experience in the compounding and community pharmacy industry. He currently serves as the CEO of MedQuest Pharmacy, a nationally recognized full-service retail compounding pharmacy licensed in all 50 states. Jeff’s entrepreneurial spirit has earned him numerous awards including the Utah Business “Forty Under 40” and the APhA Foundation “Pharmacist Rx Superhero Award.”
Over the past four years, Bray has shown himself to be a remarkable advocate for the profession of compounding pharmacy. He has initiated or participated in dozens of face-to-face meetings with members of Congress, including travelling to Washington, D.C., repeatedly at his own expense. He and MedQuest pharmacy also hosting dozens of members of Congress at their beautiful compounding facility in North Salt Lake. One relationship at a time, he has built remarkable credibility with member after member of Congress who has influence over compounding policy. The result is a cultivated level of trust that serves both compounders and their patients.