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The Pharmacy Podcast Network (PPN) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023, 50 Most Influential Leaders in Pharmacy.  Coming in at number one is, Nadia Ahmad, PharmD, who works at a Walgreens pharmacy in Middlesboro, KY.    Ahmad works as a dispensing pharmacist for Walgreens in Middlesboro, KY.  She is cited for exemplary leadership, customer care and for her support for mental health issues, writing a book about being a pharmacist, and even incorporating a successful pet medication aspect of the pharmacy.

The 50 Most Influential Leaders in Pharmacy program was launched in 2021 by the PPN as a way to draw attention to industry professionals whose thoughts, actions, accomplishments and leadership have helped solve clinical, customer service and financial problems.

Unlike other awards program that focus on a particular aspect of pharmacy the Pharmacy 50 is designed to identify and honor people in all aspects of the industry.  Eury says this goal is aligned with the mission of the PPN.  He says with more than 40 different podcast hosts, and more than 100,000 monthly listeners, the PPN distributes original content that serves nearly all aspects of the industry.

This year’s event saw a 300% increase in the number of votes cast.  Eury credits much of that growth to the number of positive press reports on past winners and the addition of two major sponsors to the program.  He says, “Cardinal Health and the Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC) saw the value of a program that puts a spotlight on the people who are solving problems and advancing the role of pharmacists. Their participation in promoting the program made a big difference.”

# 34 Reuben Saba, PhD plays a crucial role in developing and implementing growth and expansion strategies for the Marley Drug brand. His commitment goes beyond mere involvement, demonstrating a strong dedication to driving growth and enhancing the brand’s market presence. With his expertise, Marley Drug is poised for success in the ever-evolving landscape.


View the list of winners here


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