Wedgewood Pharmacy CEO receives award from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

September 28, 2009

George J. Malmberg, RPh, FACA, FACVP, the pharmacist president and chief executive officer of Wedgewood Pharmacy was the 55th recipient of the Annual Alumni Award from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

George Malmberg, RPh, FACA, FACVP, the pharmacist president and chief executive officer of Wedgewood Pharmacy (Swedesboro NJ) was the 55th recipient of the Annual Alumni Award from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) of the University of the Sciences.

It is the school's highest alumni recognition, given for outstanding contributions to the profession, science and mankind. Malmberg, a resident of Wilmington DE, received the award at a ceremony Sept 26. A 12-person committee of his peers chose him for the honor. Siobhan Duffy, co-chair of the committee, presented the award.

On receiving the award, Malmberg said, “PCP graduates are literally responsible for the existence of the modern pharmaceutical industry. PCP graduates have shaped and continue to shape our profession and its organizations; and PCP graduates are now training the next generation of professionals. To be included among these people is a tremendous honor to me.”

Malmberg received a bachelor of science in pharmacy from PCP in 1972. As co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Wedgewood Pharmacy, he and his wife, executive vice president, Lucy Malmberg, transformed the company from a local community pharmacy they purchased in 1981 into a specialized compounding pharmacy that is now one of the largest in the United States, serving more than 25,000 veterinary and human-health prescribers nationwide.