NACDS honors H-E-B at Political Involvement Reception

H-E-B  was recognized with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Politically Engaged Pharmacy, or PEP, Award during the Political Involvement Reception held Saturday night in Boston as part of NACDS Total Store Expo.

Martin Otto, H-E-B’s COO and a former NACDS chairman, accepted the award on behalf of the company. The PEP Award recognized the San Antonio-based company’s exemplary leadership and participation in the NACDS Political Action Committee. It is awarded to companies or individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to advancing pharmacy through political engagement.

“Under the leadership of Martin Otto and his team, H-E-B helped to advance pro-pharmacy, pro-patient legislative priorities, exemplifying their steadfast commitment to these goals,” said Richard Ashworth, NACDS vice chairman and Walgreens president of operations. Ashworth presented the award in his capacity as chairman of the NACDS-PAC.

Saturday’s event also featured guest speaker Major Garrett, the chief White House correspondent for CBS.

The bipartisan NACDS-PAC supports federal congressional candidates who advance pro-patient and pro-pharmacy policies.