People news: Lynn Connelly, Robert Dean, Dan Meuser

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Lynn Connelly, RPh, owner of Medicine Mart Pharmacy in Chapin, S.C., has been named the National Community Pharmacists Association 2017 Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year. Connelly received the award, sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, during the Opening General Session of the NCPA 2017 Annual Convention, Oct. 14-18. The award recognizes an independent pharmacy for exemplary leadership and commitment to independent pharmacy and his or her community. The NCPA lauded Connelly for his work in South Carolina: helping to pass a prescription drug monitoring program, establishing one of the highest state dispensing fees in the country, bringing more transparency to generic prescription drug reimbursements, creating an “any willing provider” provision, producing fairer pharmacy audits and opening up immunizations to pharmacies…Robert Dean has been named vice president and general manager of Brightree’s Home Health & Hospice Division. He will be responsible for expanding the company’s product offerings, customer base and market position for its EMR solution. Previously, Dean was vice president and general manager of McKesson’s Extended Care Solutions Group, where he implemented several new sales and operational initiatives that improved products and customer satisfaction…Dan Meuser, who used to run Pride Mobility Products with his brother Scott Meuser, has announced that he is a Republican candidate running to represent Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district. Previously, Dan Meuser served as secretary of revenue for the state under Gov. Tom Corbett.