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PRESS RELEASE- Downing & Guyer Laud Dalton Pharmacist's Appointment to State Board
April 24, 2008

Dalton- State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) and State Representative Denis E. Guyer (D – Dalton) are pleased to announce that Dalton resident Stanley B. Walczyk, Owner and President of O’Laughlin’s Home Care Pharmacy & Medical Equipment, has been appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy.

“When supporting Stan Walczyk’s candidacy for appointment, I knew he’d be a natural fit for the Board,” said Downing.  “Having a longtime community leader from Berkshire County serving on this important body who understands the importance of providing the best in pharmaceutical care will be a tremendous asset to the people of the Commonwealth.” 

Mr. Walczyk has impressive credentials as evidenced by his long and successful career in pharmacy.  Throughout the years, he has served in a leadership capacity on various commissions and boards, including his gubernatorial appointment to the Drug Formulary Commission; serving as President of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Alumni Association; and his membership to the Massachusetts Pharmacist Association and National Association of Retail Druggists.  He has twice been honored by his peers with professional awards through his receipt of The Bowl of Hygea Award in Pharmacy (1984) and The Joseph P. Gagne Award (1992). 

"I am very pleased that the Governor has appointed Mr. Walczyk to the Board.  He is a well respected member of the community and very knowledgeable in the pharmacy field.  He will bring a great deal of expertise and a strong voice from Berkshire County to the table. I am honored that I was given the opportunity to support his candidacy," said Guyer.

Walczyk said, “It’s an honor to be appointed as a member of the Board of Registration in Pharmacy.  I look forward to the opportunity to serve the Commonwealth and bring the concerns of community pharmacy to the forefront.”

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy, as defined by Massachusetts General Law, serves the Department of Public Health to promote, preserve, and protect the public health, safety and welfare by fostering the provision of quality pharmaceutical care to the citizens of Massachusetts through the regulation of the practice of pharmacy, the operation of pharmacies, and the distribution of prescription drugs in the public interest. 

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