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Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award sponsored by the Cardinal Health Foundation

This award, given in Pennsylvania for the first time in 2012, honors a pharmacist who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to raising awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse among the general public and among the pharmacy community. The award is also intended to encourage educational prevention efforts aimed at patients, youth, and other members of the community.

This Year's Recipient:

Edward Christofano, RPh


Edward received his Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 1997 and began his career as a retail chain pharmacy manager and became an independent owner.


He has recently directed his focus on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – The Council of Substance Abuse and Youth Coalition.  Through his education series “The New Backyard Program – Drug Abuse Awareness and Overdose Prevention”, he has held open forum events in local school districts, distributed more than six-hundred narcotic drug lock boxes, and helped community first responders, teachers and parents receive certified training on the administration of Naloxone. He provides education surrounding both the physiological and psychological effects of prescription drug use in addition to Narcan administration.  He also created the Naloxone Registry Site, the first of its kind in western Pennsylvania.



Previous Recipients
2015 Michael Zemaitis, RPh
George Downs, PharmD
2013 Tamre Joyce, RPh
2012 Anthony Dougalas, RPh


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