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UFCW Member Pharmacist Appointed by Governor Newsom to California Board of Pharmacy

Sacramento, CA – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council applauded Governor Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Seung Oh to the California Board of Pharmacy. The Board of Pharmacy is tasked with protecting and promoting the health and safety of Californians by pursuing the highest quality of pharmacist’s care and the appropriate use of pharmaceuticals through education, communication, licensing, legislation, regulation, and enforcement.

“I’m honored by the opportunity to strengthen the profession of pharmacy and pharmacists’ role in patient care by serving on the California Board of Pharmacy,” said Seung Oh, a pharmacist in San Diego and member of UFCW Local 135. “As a practicing pharmacist, I know firsthand what pharmacists need to properly serve our patients and improve their health, including safe workspaces. On the Board, I will be a strong voice for pharmacists, patient health and improving access to quality healthcare for all Californians.”

“Seung’s tireless advocacy for his patients and Californians made him the ideal choice to serve in this important role,” said Todd Walters, President of UFCW Local 135. “As a pharmacist, Seung knows the crucial role pharmacists play in Californians’ health and the importance of providing individual quality care to keep patients safe. Through his years of experience and training, Seung will bring to the board important insights, from day-to-day operations and areas where the profession can enhance the role of pharmacy in providing access to healthcare.”

Oh has been appointed to a public seat for one term of four years. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.

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February 25, 2020

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