Mutual Wholesale Drug CEO receives community pharmacy award

From left to right: Campbell University President Jerry M. Wallace, Lib Fearing, David Moody, Jr., and CPHS Dean Michael L. Adams.
BUIES CREEK — Mutual Wholesale Drug Company chief executive officer David S. Moody, Jr., received the 2015 M. Keith Fearing, Jr., Community Pharmacy Practice Award from Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences on April 17. At the annual luncheon, Moody and his family were joined by Campbell University President Jerry M. Wallace, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Dean Michael L. Adams, and Lib Fearing, wife of the late M. Keith Fearing, Jr.
The M. Keith Fearing, Jr., Community Pharmacy Practice Award is given in memory of M. Keith Fearing, Jr., a 1941 Campbell alumnus who was a key pharmacy leader in North Carolina. He established the first pharmacy in Dare County in 1947 and served as a founding member of Campbell University School of Pharmacy. Presented annually at the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, the Fearing Award is designed to recognize outstanding pharmacists for their patient dedication, community engagement and professional involvement.
Before presenting the award to Moody, Lib Fearing acknowledged the 16 prior recipients of the award and gave a history about the design of the award plaque. Designed by Joseph Whitehead, the plaque is designed to have the look of eloquence by blending handmade paper with modern technology. Fearing also acknowledged President Wallace and what a loss his retirement is for the university.
“Thank you to the larger pharmacy family represented here,” said Wallace. “Campbell University was literally turned around when the first students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy. You have made me very Campbell Proud.”
An honorary Campbell doctor of pharmacy, Moody began his career at Crabtree Pharmacy as a retail pharmacist and later as the pharmacist and owner of the drugstore. He began his career at Mutual Drug in 1988 by developing an innovative generics program (C.A.P.S.) to provide drugs to both the independent pharmacy and their customers at a reasonable cost. Today, this buying group continues to be a leader in competitive pricing and market trends.
Moody earned his bachelor of science in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completed the University of Southern California’s Management Development Program in Healthcare and Purdue University’s Executive Development Program.
“I knew Keith Fearing briefly, but I know that pharmacy was at his heart,” said Moody, upon accepting the award. “I have grown very fond of Campbell University. I appreciate this. I have received many awards, but this one is from Campbell. This one is special.”