Rogers Drug Store, A Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year Finalist


California-based pharmacy is one of three nationwide up for the award

Good Neighbor Pharmacy, a national independent pharmacy network and a part of AmerisourceBergen, announced that Rogers Drug Store of Modesto, CA is a finalist for its Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award during ThoughtSpot 2021, Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual conference and tradeshow hosted by AmerisourceBergen.

The Good Neighbor Pharmacy Network represents more than 4,000 independent community pharmacies, and this year’s finalists represent the top pharmacies that have displayed excellence in patient care, community outreach, and innovative pharmacy practice. 

“As our world, our industry, and our communities continue to change, we support the evolution of independent pharmacies in every way we can,” said Brian Nightengale, President of Good Neighbor Pharmacy. “Pharmacies across the country went above and beyond to fearlessly tackle the challenges of this past year, especially the critical role they played in the national COVID-19 vaccination movement. Even though we don’t know what lies ahead, I know for certain that pharmacies have once again demonstrated their essential position in our healthcare ecosystem, and we’ll continue to advocate for their expanded scope of practice and status as providers.”

Established in 1922, Rogers Drug Store is an independently owned and operated full-service pharmacy located in Modesto, CA. When owner and pharmacist Ben Prasad took over the pharmacy 30 years ago, he rose to the challenge of meeting the health needs of an underserved area. Ben’s unwavering support and dedication shine through his work every day. 

Soon into the pandemic, Rogers Drug Store quickly learned that Modesto had one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in the area, so they took initiative and became one of the first vaccinators within the community. Throughout the pandemic, the pharmacy has offered both walk-in clinics and appointments to help deliver fair and equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine. In the midst of vaccination efforts, Rogers Drug Store continues to deliver exceptional care, medical products, and resources to their community.

Rogers Drug Store emerged from a field of more than 5,000 nominees as one of the three finalists. The two other finalists are Mahaska Drug from Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Magnolia Pharmacy from Magnolia, Texas. Voting for the Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award runs from June 28 - July 26. Votes can be cast by visiting or the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Facebook page – – where feature videos of the three finalists are posted. The Pharmacy of the Year program is a part of Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual ThoughtSpot conference.

“We are honored to be recognized as a finalist for the 2021 Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award,” said

Ben Prasad, owner, and pharmacist at Rogers Drug Store. “Our staff works tirelessly to deliver our mission every day, ‘to help the communities live in good health.’ We will continue to evolve and adapt to the needs of our patients to provide the best care possible.” 

ThoughtSpot is an annual conference and trade show hosted by Good Neighbor Pharmacy and AmerisourceBergen for independent community pharmacies and long-term care pharmacies. This highly anticipated event brings together more than 5,000 attendees each year, including pharmacy owners, pharmacists, pharmacy staff members, manufacturers, vendors, suppliers, and AmerisourceBergen associates. This year’s event will be held virtually at from July 27-29, 2021, and it will remain open to revisiting through November 12, 2021. For more information on ThoughtSpot, please visit

Stay tuned for more Pharmacy of the Year coverage from Drug Topics® and visit our ThoughtSpot 2021 conference page for exciting updates.

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