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Alexander (Alex) Herwig, RPh is a 3rd generation pharmacist whose strong family values stem from a background in independent pharmacy. A graduate of Ohio State University where he earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy, Alex carried on the independent pharmacy family tradition, purchasing Gulf Shore Apothecary in 2011, one of the oldest locally-owned community concierge pharmacies in the Naples area.

Shane Abbott, RPh earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in 1998 and has practiced pharmacy in an independent pharmacy setting ever since.

The owner of Prescription Place pharmacy locations in Defuniak Springs and Niceville in northwestern Florida.

Dawn Butterfield, RPh, a lifelong Floridian, earned her Bachelor’s in Pharmacy from Auburn University in 1989. Her professional background spans the industry of pharmacy from clinical and hospital to retail and sales. She opened West Cocoa Pharmacy and Compounding in 2012.

Kevin J. Duane, PharmD, is the owner of Panama Pharmacy in Jacksonville. A graduate of the University of Florida, he earned his doctorate from UF’s College of Pharmacy in 2013. In 2018 he was the recipient of UF’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award for establishing senior center community outreach programs in underserved areas of Jacksonville.

More About SPAR

Small Business Pharmacies Aligned for Reform (SPAR) is a Florida-based group of neighborhood pharmacists and other advocates whose sole focus is fighting the anti-competitive practices that PBMs use to short circuit the free market while placing additional burdens on patients and pharmacists.

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