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Michael Blaire, RPhD, FIACP

A graduate of St. John’s University College of Pharmacy in New York, Mr. Blaire founded and served as supervising pharmacist for three pharmacies in New York City. Upon moving to Arizona, he served as Pharmacy Manager at several Walgreens pharmacy locations in the Phoenix area. In 2001, Michael moved on to co-found Diamondback Drugs, a veterinary compounding pharmacy that serves zoos, aquariums and veterinarians nationwide.  Diamondback Drugs was sold to Wedgewood Pharmacy in July 2018, where Michael now holds the position of VP Government and Regulatory Affairs.

For over 25 years Michael has been an active advocate for the pharmacy profession.  He has been Chairman of the Arizona Pharmacy Association Political Action Committee, and Chairman of COMP-PAC, the political action committee for the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP).  He is a member of the Political Action Committees for APhA and NCPA as well.  In 2015 Mr. Blaire was appointed to the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy and was Board President in 2018. As a member of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), he was appointed to the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws and currently serves as Chairman of District 8.  Most recently, Michael was elected Vice President of IACP.

Michael is the 2017 recipient of the APhA Good Government Pharmacist of the Year Award and a 2019 recipient of the Arizona Pharmacy Association Hall of Fame Award.  He is also a Fellow of IACP.