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David S. Moody, Jr., RPh Honored With 2014 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement

June 3, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, HDMA's non-profit research foundation, and Genentech, Inc., A Member of the Roche Group, presented the 2014 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement to David S. Moody, Jr., RPh, Chief Executive Officer, Mutual Wholesale Drug Company.

Presented at the HDMA 2014 Business and Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., the Nexus Award is the distribution industry’s highest individual honor, recognizing exceptional character; accomplishments; and leadership in HDMA, the industry and community.

“As an independent pharmacist, leader, advocate and educator, Dave has made an indelible mark on his community, the distribution industry and the supply chain,” said Karen J. Ribler, Executive Vice President and COO of the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research. “We are pleased to recognize his achievements and welcome him into the prestigious Nexus winner’s circle.”

Mr. Moody’s career began during high school at Crabtree Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy located in his hometown of Durham, North Carolina. He continued to work at Crabtree through school, at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy; following his graduation in 1973, Moody became a pharmacist at the store, and later owned the pharmacy from 1981 until 1988.

Joining Mutual Drug in 1988, Mr. Moody developed an innovative generics program (C.A.P.S.), which provides affordable medications to independent pharmacies and their customers, and remains in place today. He also established a government affairs program, overseeing advocacy efforts for Mutual Drug members on both the state and federal level.

Beyond Mutual Drug, Mr. Moody devotes his time to educating future pharmacists by serving as a preceptor for Appalachian College of Pharmacy; the Campbell University School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences; the Medical University of South Carolina; and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Mr. Moody received the 2006 Distinguished Service Award from the UNC-Chapel Hill Pharmacy Alumni Association. In 2010, he received an honorary Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.

Mr. Moody has been an active member of HDMA, serving two terms as Chairman of the Association’s Board of Directors (2010-2012). He also participates on several committees, including HDMA’s Executive and Federal Government Affairs Committees.

“Dave truly embodies the spirit of the Nexus Award through his passion for his work and community,” said HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray. “It has been an honor to work with him, and we are grateful for his contributions to both HDMA and the entire distribution industry.”


The HDA Research Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA). The Foundation serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on healthcare supply chain issues. The Foundation’s mission is to conduct research and disseminate information that will enhance the knowledge base, efficiency and effectiveness of the total healthcare supply chain; and to provide thought leadership to further enhance the safety and security of the healthcare supply chain through future-focused study and programming.


The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) represents primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and more than 200,000 pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. Since 1876, HDA has helped members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently. The HDA Research Foundation, HDA’s non-profit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues.


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