Marco Drugs & Compounding’s Sonia Martinez, RPh Recognized Nationally for Excellence in Innovation
The Excellence in Innovation Award is a national award that annually recognizes one pharmacist who has demonstrated innovation resulting in improved patient care.
MIAMI, FL – July 13, 2013 – Sonia Martinez has been awarded the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations’ Excellence in Innovation Award. Sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., this award annually recognizes and honors a qualified pharmacist who has demonstrated significant innovation in their respective practice, method or service directly or indirectly resulting in improved patient care and/or advancement of the profession of pharmacy.
The tradition of designing innovative pharmaceuticals has been the commitment of Upsher-Smith Laboratories and is driven by the ever-changing needs of patients, physicians, pharmacists, and healthcare organizations. Their perspective is not “more products,” but the right products that make people’s lives better.
“Sonia [Martinez] has a pharmacy practice that serves as a model for other pharmacists of what we can offer to patients in today’s changing healthcare climate,” said a representative from the Florida Pharmacy Association. Sonia Martinez co-owns and manages Marco Drugs & Compounding. She holds membership with the American Associated Pharmacies and sits on their board of directors. She is also a member of the Inter-American Pharmacist Association, the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists and is a featured and founding committee member of Women in Pharmacy. She received her pharmacy education and training at the Universidad Santa Maria in Caracas, Venezuela.
A family-owned pharmacy, Marco Drugs & Compounding has been serving South Florida since the early 1980s. While continuing to provide old-fashioned personal service, Marco Drugs & Compounding’s state-of-the-art laboratory uses the newest technologies and the highest quality pharmaceuticals to ensure patients get the best possible treatment. By combining the ageless art of compounding with the latest medical knowledge, the team at Marco Drugs & Compounding will formulate customized medications to fit each patient’s unique needs.
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A prescription from a licensed practitioner is required for compounded medications.