Sprowls Lecture 2017




Edward McGinley



Mr. McGinley is chairperson of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), having previously served as president, president-elect, and treasurer, as well as a three-year term as an Executive Committee member. He served on several NABP committees and task forces prior to his officer positions.  Mr. McGinley has been on the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy for 16 years, serving as either president or vice president for 12 of those years.

As chairperson of NABP Mr. McGinley has participated in international medical regulatory and pharmacy meetings. Under his leadership as president, NABP furthered efforts to fight prescription drug abuse. He encouraged pharmacists to take a pledge to educate their patients and communities about how to prevent misuse and abuse of prescription drugs and raised awareness about such efforts among pharmacy stakeholders at numerous professional meetings.

         In addition, he continued support of NABP’s efforts to raise public awareness about rogue drug outlet dangers and how the ‘.pharmacy’ Program helps consumers locate safe online pharmacies. With his guidance, the Association continued to develop relationships with international pharmacy practice regulators to support the process of evaluating .pharmacy applications from countries other than the US. He also worked diligently to facilitate cooperation amongst US regulators to address regulatory barriers preventing pharmacists from practicing at the top of their professional training. 

Before starting Pharmacy Management Consultants, his consultancy business which provides pharmacy-related management, technology, and regulatory consultancy services, Ed was Vice President of Pharmacy for Chain Drug Consortium (CDC), where he provided consolidated pharmacy services and business expertise to the consortium members and their 1000+ stores. Prior to working for CDC, he as Vice President of Pharmacy at Drug Fair, and was Director of Pharmacy for Pathmark Stores.

Presently, he is a partner in Pharmacy Management Consultants, LLC, which provides pharmacy-related management, technology, and regulatory consultancy services. He was New Jersey’s 2015 recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia Award and was a fellow at The Wharton School and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania.  He is a licensed pharmacist in Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and is active in many professional organizations.

He received his BS and MBA in Business Administration from Temple University and an honorary doctor of pharmacy license from the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy.