Xavier School of Pharmacy Graduate Dan Schneider Inducted into Pharmacy Management Society (PLS)

Courtesy of Xavier College of Louisiana

Xavier alumnus Dan Schneider (‘75) was lately inducted into the nationwide Pharmacy Management Society, or Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS). Schneider, RPh, graduated from Xavier College’s School of Pharmacy (COP) in 1975 and practiced pharmacy till 2015. For over 20 years, he has advocated towards the drug epidemic. After dropping his son in a drug-related taking pictures in 1999 and missing solutions from police, Schneider carried out his personal investigation to unravel his son’s case. He spoke in regards to the opioid epidemic in 2001, a decade earlier than it was declared nationally, and his story is informed in Netflix’s docuseries, “The Pharmacist,” seen by over 100 million viewers worldwide. Schneider was inducted into PLS at their senior banquet, which honors Xavier’s School of Pharmacy graduates.

For over twenty years, Schneider has raised consciousness and educated others relating to the nation’s ongoing dependancy, opioid, and fentanyl poisoning disaster. He has spoken worldwide at colleges, universities, church buildings and occasions addressing the drug disaster. Schneider labored to close down “tablet mill medical doctors” dishing out prescriptions inappropriately and helped develop the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). He additionally based Tunnel of Hope to handle the healthcare business and emphasize that there’s all the time gentle on the finish of the tunnel.

In keeping with PLS, their goal is to advertise the event of management qualities, particularly amongst pharmacy college students. PLS honors management and members are chosen by peer recognition– no better honor may be bestowed upon a person than to be acknowledged as a pacesetter by one’s friends. Such recognition instills and enhances self-confidence, encourages the much less energetic college students to play a extra energetic function, and promotes extra important effort towards the development of pharmacy.

“As a brand new pharmacist, it was an honor to face beside somebody who has persistently advocated for our neighborhood and held sturdy the commitments of our oath,” shared Dr. Ericka A. Lassair, a 2022 Xavier School of Pharmacy graduate. “Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Management Society designates Honorary Membership to those that have demonstrated dedication, management, and repair to the occupation of pharmacy. As a chapter, we have been ecstatic to induct Mr. Schneider into the Society.”

The Alpha Delta Chapter of PLS at Xavier College’s School of Pharmacy was chartered in 1990 with the present advisor, COP Assistant Dean Randall V. Schexnayder (‘80), serving as chapter advisor for the previous 32 years — being named “Excellent Chapter Advisor” by the PLS Nationwide Workplace in 2021. Among the many constitution inductees was 1948 Xavier graduate Mary Munson Runge, who served as the primary African American, feminine president and CEO of the American Pharmacists Affiliation (APhA).

Schneider epitomizes Xavier’s values by way of many years of management, dedication, and advocacy to create a extra simply and humane society.


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