APC: Longtime Iowa compounder receives Malmberg Award

September 25, 2023

Longtime Iowa compounder receives Malmberg Award

Iowa pharmacist Sue Horton received APC’s George & Lucy Malmberg Advocacy Champion Award this week during Compounders on Capitol Hill.

Horton, owner of Central Iowa Pharmacy in Urbandale, was honored in particular for her work over the past year in cultivating a relationship with U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, including hosting him at her pharmacy for a two-hour briefing on pharmacy compounding challenges and a tour of her laboratory.

“A state legislator once told Sue that she was everything an advocate should be: Passionate, persistent, and present,” said the award’s namesake, Lucy Malmberg, who presented the honor.

“We couldn’t agree more. She has been a consistent force in advocating clearly on behalf of our profession.”

The Malmberg award is presented annually to a pharmacy compounding professional who in the previous year has demonstrated “distinguished and extraordinary advocacy and political engagement in support of the pharmacy compounding profession.”

Horton was unable to attend the presentation. Watch her pre-recorded acceptance speech here.