Each year the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) Executive Committee selects an individual to serve as its honorary president for the coming year. NABP is pleased to announce that Keith W. Macdonald, RPh, has been awarded this honor for 2012. In recognition of his commitment to the Association’s mission and goals, NABP named Mr Macdonald as its honorary president for his service to the public health, for his commitment to NABP and the boards of pharmacy, and for his diligence and dedication to the practice of pharmacy and patient care.
A long-time resident of Carson City, NV, Macdonald began his career in his father’s store, Muller’s Drug, later opening his own store, The Drug Center, in 1965. In addition, through the business he co-owned with his father, Macdonald Enterprises, Inc, he developed the first unit dose delivery system for Carson City, NV, area convalescent hospitals and operated the first computerized pharmacy services in the community. He served the public for 25 years in retail pharmacy, and later sold his stores to become the chief of the Nevada Medicaid Program and later a deputy administrator for the Nevada State Welfare Division.
From 1988 to 2005, Macdonald served as executive secretary for the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy. As executive secretary, Macdonald participated in the Nevada Prescription Controlled Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force, the National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities, the Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Programs, and served as a facilitator and resource person for the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws. After retiring as executive secretary, Macdonald served the Board as a member from 2005 to 2011, serving as treasurer from 2010 to 2011. He is currently a pharmacist for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, in Carson City.
An active member of NABP, Mr Macdonald has served on several task forces and committees. He served as a member of the both the 1995-1996 Task Force on the Development of an Equitable Degree Upgrade Mechanism and the 1996-1997 Task Force on the Development of an Equitable Degree Upgrade Mechanism. Mr Macdonald also participated as a technical consultant to the Task Force on Drug Diversion through Institutional Outlets in 2000 and as a guest on the Task Force on Counterfeit Drugs and Wholesale Distributors in 2003. He has also served as chair of the Resolutions Committee. In addition, Mr Macdonald shared his expertise as part of the NABP 103rd Annual Meeting Continuing Pharmacy Education session, “Pedigrees are Here to Stay!”
Macdonald earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy.
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