Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Friends mourn 'fearless' pharmacist killed in B.C. avalanche

From the Vancouver Sun:
On the hills he was fearless, with his clients he was dedicated — and when speaking to people in power, he was persuasive.

Friends and colleagues are grieving the loss of Canmore, Alta., resident Andy Troszok, the season's first avalanche fatality. He died Monday in a slide outside Rossland. B.C.

Troszok, 39, was engaged to be married in three months and was a pharmacist who became a leader in the online mail-order pharmaceutical industry.

As a co-owner of Extended Care Pharmacy in Calgary, and a founder of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, he was on the front lines of providing cheaper prescription medicines to Americans. His role took him as far as speaking in front of parliamentary committees in Ottawa and to the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. ...more

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