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EPIC Pharmacies CEO Honored for Community Service and Industry Leadership

COCKEYSVILLE, Md.—In recognition of his civic and community leadership, EPIC Pharmacies President and CEO Angelo Voxakis, P.D., has been awarded one of pharmacy’s most prestigious honors, the Bowl of Hygeia Award.

“At the heart of independent pharmacy is serving and caring for the local community. Angelo’s leadership in independent pharmacy and support of numerous civil and professional organizations in Maryland continues to be a testament to the industry,” says EPIC Pharmacies Executive Vice President Mark Barwig.

Voxakis is a supporter of the Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter, and a member of St. Demetrius Greek Orthodox Church in Parkville, Md. He has also served on the McKesson Drug Company National Advisory, the Maryland Board of Pharmacy Medication Errors Committee, the Baltimore Metropolitan Pharmacists Association board of directors, and the Maryland Retailers Association. He received the Amerisource Family Pharmacy Award and the Seidman Distinguished Service to Pharmacy Award. He was president of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Alumni Association and received the Key to Pharmacy and Dean’s Hall of Fame.

Licensed as a pharmacist in 1971 and an independent pharmacy owner since 1989, Voxakis brings a personal understanding to the needs of community pharmacy in today’s chain-heavy marketplace. He has been president of EPIC Pharmacies since 1999 and continues to lead the organization of his peers through the evolving business of independent pharmacy care.

The Bowl of Hygeia is the most widely recognized international symbol for the pharmacy profession and is considered one of the profession’s most prestigious awards. The award is sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and National Alliance of State Pharmacy Association (NASPA) and was awarded by the Maryland Pharmacists Association (MPhA) with support from Boehringer Ingelheim. In addition to service through their local, state, and national pharmacy associations, award recipients have devoted their time, talent, and resources to a wide variety of causes and community service.

To learn more about EPIC Pharmacies, visit www.epicrx.com.


About EPIC Pharmacies, Inc.: Formed in 1982 and headquartered in Maryland, EPIC Pharmacies is a not-for-profit buying group of hundreds of independently owned pharmacies across the country. It offers a full range of programs and services while returning its net revenues to its members throughout the year, including a year-end distribution.

EPIC Pharmacies is a true co-op of community pharmacies dedicated to personal, quality service and competitive prices. By providing its members with group buying power, provider networks and managed care solutions essential to delivering quality patient care, EPIC Pharmacies remains committed to helping independent pharmacies thrive in today’s chain-saturated marketplace.