Bob Parrado, R.PH.
Registered pharmacist in Florida for 40 years, past officer of Hillsborough County Pharmacists Association; Independent Community Pharmacy: Owner, Medical Tower Pharmacy, Tampa 19 years; Chain Community Pharmacy: CVS/pharmacy 2000 – 2009; Current President of Parrado Pharmacy Consultants Appointed to Florida Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Jeb Bush December, 2000
FPA Member Since 1998
State Association Activities: FPA President-Elect 2011, FPA President 2012, Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, Vice Speaker of the FPA House of Delegates and Current Speaker of the FPA House of Delegates. Appointed to Florida Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Jeb Bush December, 2000; Elected Chair of Florida Board of Pharmacy January 2004 – December, 2004; Re-Appointed to Florida Board of Pharmacy November, 2004; Chair 2005, Consumer Relations Committee, Florida Board of Pharmacy; R.Q. Richards Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Pharmaceutical Public Relations 2007 from the Florida Pharmacy Association. Attended many local, state and national meetings, conferences and conventions on topics of drug diversion, drug abuse and misuse, counterfeiting and internet diversion sponsored by Florida Pharmacists Association, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, National Association of Chair Drug Stores, and The Federation of State Medical Boards
Local Association Activities: Past Officer Hillsborough County Pharmacists Association; Member Florida Pharmacists Association
Member of the Florida Board of Pharmacy, 2001 – 2009, Chair 2004
Member National Association of Boards of Pharmacy; Expert Witness for: U.S. Attorney, Palm Beach County on Internet Pharmacy cases
State of Florida Department of Health, DEA, Miami and Orlando offices, and many Attorneys in Florida; Close working relationship with drug diversion specialists for Tampa Police Department, Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, DEA and FDA
Pharmacy Related Activities: Lions Club: Medical Humanitarian Mission to Merida, Mexico 1983; Rough Riders: Tampa Member 8 years Social & Community Service organization; Rough Riders Medical Humanitatian Mission to Havana, Cuba 2002; Alcalde (Mayor) Association of Ybor City: Alcalde 1997 and 1998; President 1998 thru 2005; Purpose of organization is to promote History and Culture of Ybor City; Judeo Christian Coalition Clinic (Free clinic for indigent population); Volunteered as Pharmacist for over 20 years; Speaker at various Church and Assisted Living Facilities on topics ofPrescription drugs, vitamins, nutritional supplements and importance of proper drug compliance; Hillsborough County Health Care Plan Advisory and Study Committee
It is my position as Region 5 Director to uphold all the bylaws of the FPA and to bring order and sense to a system that relies deeply in communication between the FPA and all its members.
I intend to continue with the age old tradition of an open door policy to all members and sister organizations.
I will tirelessly promote the FPA with all agencies in government as well as non-political entities that could impact our place in history and I intend to share all information I can gather with the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Region 5.
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