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Thomas Magnifico Inducted as Fellow with American College of Apothecaries

Thomas Magnifico

Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 28, 2016 - Keystone Pharmacy’s Thomas A. Magnifico has been inducted as a fellow with the American College of Apothecaries, or ACA.

Magnifico has more than 30 years experience as a pharmacist, working in a breadth of settings from health systems to retail. He has a strong background in administration and management. A current focus of his work is as a veterinary compounding specialist providing high-quality services to veterinary patients.

To become a fellow, honorees are evaluated through a personal interview and a pharmacy inspection. They also must show their adherence to the ACA Standards of Practice.

"I am honored and humbled by this honor," said Magnifico, who graduated from the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. "This shows my commitment to the highest standards in the pharmaceutical profession – especially now in my work with the unique medication needs of our veterinary patients, from the special flavorings exotic birds require to the very small doses for pocket pets."

Founded in 1940, the ACA is dedicated to educating, mentoring and training pharmacists. Those who are fellows show a commitment to providing high-quality independent services in their community.

Keystone Pharmacy is accredited by the Pharmacy Compounded Accreditation Board for non-sterile compounding. Keystone was one of the original 50 pharmacies in the nation to receive accreditation and was the first in Michigan to go through the reaccreditation process in 2012. The pharmacy is now accredited through 2018.


Attention Customers: Cascade & I-96 Construction

February 2, 2016 - The Michigan Department Of Transportation has announced extensive road construction will occur on Cascade road near I-96, in front of Keystone Pharmacy in the spring of 2016.

The project will culminate in the replacement of the Cascade road bridge and construction of new on-ramps and off-ramps. While MDOT has stated that the Cascade ramps will only be fully closed on weekends during spring and summer 2016, significant traffic congestion is expected throughout the entire construction project.

We recommend that you consider US Mail delivery of your prescriptions and take advantage of ordering your refills online or by phone 3-5 days prior to your last dose, until the construction is finished in late 2016.

To see the end result of the construction, play the MDOT video below.


David J. Miller Inducted as Fellow with American College of Apothecaries

Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 1, 2015 - Keystone Pharmacy announced today that David J. Miller has been inducted as a fellow with the American College of Apothecaries, or ACA.

The chief formulation scientist and co-owner of Keystone Pharmacy, Miller has almost 25 years of experience as a pharmacist and 13 years as a compounding pharmacist. He joins a class of 33 fellows who were inducted into the ACA this year. He is the only fellow from Michigan this year. Founded in 1940, the ACA has 252 full fellows nationwide and six in Michigan. There are more than 286,400 licensed pharmacists in the U.S.

ACA fellows must meet stringent ACA practice standards designed to demonstrate their commitment to offering exemplary pharmacy services in their community. In addition, fellows must be licensed pharmacists working in a community pharmacy and be recommended by three or more current fellows in good standing with the ACA. Their pharmacy also must meet all requirements for accreditation by the ACA.

“A fellowship in the ACA is a tremendous honor,” Miller said. “It will allow me to collaborate with peer fellows nationwide to identify new areas of growth and better ways to help my patients in a way not otherwise possible.”

Miller was awarded a fellowship with the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists in 2012. He launched Keystone Pharmacy in 2002 and completed a significant expansion in 2011 to meet the increased demand for compounded medications.

Keystone Pharmacy is accredited by the Pharmacy Compounded Accreditation Board for sterile and non-sterile compounding. Keystone was one of the original 50 pharmacies in the national to receive accreditation and was the first in Michigan to go through the reaccreditation process in 2012.


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