South Carolina Pharmacy
Ron Lanton Interviews Craig
Burridge with the South Carolina Pharmacy Assocation.
Craig Burridge, MS, CAE Mr.
Burridge joined SCPhA in May 2013. He was previously the Executive
Director of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York. He
has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the State
University of New York at Buffalo. Craig attended the London School
of Economics and Political Science on scholarship and has his
Master of Science in Public Service from Russell Sage College. He
earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in
from the American Society of Association Executives. Craig served
as President of the National Alliance of State Pharmacy
Associations from 2007-08. In addition to serving on many volunteer
boards, Mr. Burridge has served on the NYS Cancer Consortium
Steering Committee, City of Cohoes Housing Authority, the Cohoes
Music Hall Board of Directors and on the Albany County Youth
In the more recent past, the Association has played a significant
part in the role of continuing education requirements for
pharmacists. As the science of pharmacy became more sophisticated,
the Association saw the importance of insuring that pharmacists
stay abreast of the rapidly changing information. SCPhA is an
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) approved
provider for continuing education. The Association constantly
strives to offer readily available and quality education services
to South Carolina pharmacists.
SCPhA's legislative influence has gained strength in recent years.
Through tremendous work of SCPhA's Legislative Network, H3631, "Rx
Freedom of Access" was passed by the SC General Assembly and signed
into state law in May 1994. The Association led the effort for a
complete revision of the Pharmacy Practice Act, which was signed
into law in June of 1998.
SCPhA has grown from its original 50 male members and no staff to
more than 2,000 male and female pharmacy professionals and a
full-time staff of 7 professionals. These members and staff
continue to work toward positive changes that sustain the
profession of pharmacy.