FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MILWAUKIE, Ore. —The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) has awarded Wegmans Food Markets with the Integrative Medicine Award. This honor recognizes a retailer that promotes and sells products that encompass a broad range of therapeutic approaches to achieve optimal health and wellness for consumers seeking to participate actively in their healthcare.
The award was presented during the opening reception of AAHP’s Summit on Challenges and Solutions in Quality & Safety of Homeopathic Drug Products, June 27–28 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Summit was designed, not only to convene homeopathic professionals to learn about best practices in regulatory affairs and manufacturing, but also to connect and support retailers who champion the industry’s products.
“On behalf of Wegmans, I am happy to accept AAHP’s Integrative Medicine Award,” said Karen Shadders, Vice President of Health, Wellness, Home & Entertaining at Wegmans, who attended the reception. “We strive to offer our consumers as much choice as possible when it comes to caring for the health of their families and themselves.”
In addition to the award ceremony, the reception featured a report on the state of the homeopathic retail industry from Scott Emerson, Founder and CEO of the Emerson Group as well as an update on public policy from Scott M. Melville, President and CEO of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.
“In bringing together homeopathic manufacturers, retailers, experts in the field, and professionals from adjacent associations, AAHP’s Quality & Safety Summit highlighted opportunities and challenges that we can all work through together,” said Mark Land, AAHP president. “I am excited we were able to convene the stakeholders learn from one another.”
For information and updates, visit the Quality & Safety in Homeopathic Manufacturing Summit events page. To learn more about Wegmans, visit wegmans.com.
Founded in 1923, the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) is the leading industry association for the manufacturers, distributors and marketers of homeopathic drugs. AAHP promotes excellence in the practice of homeopathic pharmacy, manufacturing, marketing and distribution by supporting the requirements, criteria and published guidelines in the HPUS, relevant Federal statutes, as well as other industry regulations/compendia — all to help members provide safe, effective homeopathic medicines to consumers, retailers and healthcare practitioners.
Photo Caption: Karen Shadders, Wegmans Food Markets Vice President of Health, Wellness, Home & Entertaining accepts the Integrative Medicine Award from the board members of American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists at the group’s Summit, June 27 in Baltimore.
Pictured from Left to Right:
- Dan Quail, President, Similasan Corp
- Mark Land, AAHP President and Boiron USA Vice President of Government Affairs (back)
- Eric Foxman, AAHP Secretary and Eric L. Foxman Consulting
- Karen Shadders, Vice President of Health, Wellness, Home & Entertaining, Wegmans Food Markets (front)
- Mary Borneman, Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Standard Homeopathic/Hyland’s (back)
- Tim Clarot, Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Product Quality, Matrixx Initiatives
- Guillaume Lois, Chief Executive Officer, HBC Naturals
- Denise Eaton, Bach Brand/Education Manager, Nelson Bach USA