Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd won the Innovation in Generics Award at this year’s Pharmacy Business Awards.
The Awards held at the Intercontinental London.
The O2 on Thursday 5th October 2017; hailed the achievements of community pharmacists across the UK and was attended by 900 guests including Steve Brine, the minister with responsibility for pharmacy at the Department of Health and hosted by Rory Bremner.
The awards also gave recognition for the role of the pharmaceutical industry and Morningside were recognised for their innovations in the generics market and in improving patient care.
One of the fastest growing pharma companies in the industry, Morningside makes niche medicines in a number of therapeutic areas. Over the last year it has launched 12 new niche products some of which include novel technology towards slow-release formulations, bringing innovation and choice to both pharmacists and patients. Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, CEO of Morningside, was on hand to collect the award.
Twelve awards were also handed out to community pharmacies. Cadham Pharmacy in Fife was named Pharmacy Business of the Year after catching the eye of the judges.
Day Lewis Pharmacy in Chelmsford won the Community Award for its excellent work in improving the health and wellbeing of its local community, the Customer Care Award went to Warman-Freed Pharmacy in London and Bina Patel from Kalsons Chemist in Essex was named Public Health Pharmacist of the Year. Pharmacy Team of the Year went to Reid’s Pharmacy in London, Masih Kunduzi was named Young Pharmacist of the Year, Hogdson Pharmacy in Kent won the Health and Beauty Pharmacy Award and Kirby Pharmacy in London was named Natural Healthcare Pharmacy of the Year. Bedminster Pharmacy in Bristol saw off some excellent contenders to win the In-novation Award while Elena Falcone, who plies her trade at Reid’s Pharmacy in London, was named Pharmacy Assistant of the Year. Jhoots Pharmacy picked up the Pharmacy Chain of the Year award and Team Pre-Reg won the Enterprise Award.
National Pharmacy Association chairman Ian Strachan picked up the Editor’s Award while outgoing Numark managing director John D’Arcy collected the Carl Attewell Memorial Award.
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