Carl Labbe R. Ph.

Pharmacy Training:
Degree: BPharm, University of Connecticut, 1975
License: Currently licensed in Arizona and Colorado
Certified Smoking Cessation Specialist, University of Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy, 1998
Certificate of Achievement, American Association of Diabetes Educators, 2001
ASU Leadership Academy graduate, April 2002
Completed Rochester Program, “Protecting Study Volunteers in Research,” 2002
Fundamentals of Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma, August 2005
Certified Arizona Tobacco Treatment Specialist, February 2007
Arizona Immunization Pharmacist, May 2009

Professional Experience:
Pharmacist, Fry’s, July 1999 to present, Pharmacy Manager #622 August 2009 to present Manager, Walgreens #13677 at Banner Desert, February 2009 to August 2009
Pharmacy Manager, Banner Desert Outpatient Pharmacy, Mesa AZ, March 2007 to February 2009
Pharmacy Manager, Fry’s Pharmacy #622, Mesa, AZ, August 2006 to March 2007s
Pharmacy Manager, Campus Health Pharmacy, Arizona State University, 1994 to July 2006
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Chair, 1995 to 2006
Research Coordinator, ASU Student Health, 1995 to 2000
Quality Improvement Chair 2005-2006
Pharmacy Supervisor, Westbridge Hospital Pharmacy, Phoenix, AZ, 1984-1990
Member, Board of Advisors, Norrell Home Health Services, Phoenix, AZ, 1984-1985
Pharmacy consultant, Oakridge Care Center, Phoenix, AZ 1983-1994
Pharmacy consultant, Wayland Family Center, Phoenix, AZ 1979-1989
Pharmacy Manager, Kristal Drug Co., Phoenix, AZ, 1978-1994
Pharmacy Manager, Wastchak’s Pharmacy, Phoenix, AZ, 1977-1978
Staff pharmacist, LaVerdiere’s Super Drug Store, Waterville, ME, 1975-1976
Pharmacy consultant, Waterville Convalescent Center, Maine, 1975-1976

Educational Appointments:
Assistant Clinical Professor in Pharmacy Practice, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, 1995 to present.
Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Chicago, 1997 to 2006; Glendale, 1998 to present.
Adjunct faculty, College of Nursing, Arizona State University, 1999 to 2005.
Instructor, Arizona Pharmacy Alliance, Certified Technician Program, 2002 to present
Speaker, Arizona Cessation Training and Evaluation Project, 2002 to 2008
Instructor, BIO194, Introduction to Pharmacy, Arizona State University, 2006
East Valley Institute of Technology Pharmacy Technician Advisory Committee 2014 to present
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Preceptor Advisory Board, December 2015 to present

Special Appointments:
Technical Evaluation Committee, Pharmacy Benefits Manager selection for state of Arizona, self-insured health benefit program, 2003
Speaker Program, Pfizer Inc., February 2003 to March 2007
Editorial Advisory Board, March 2003 to March 2006, Pharmacy Today

Member, American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
Arizona Delegate 2003, 2004, 2005
One to One Counseling Award Judge, 2004, 2006
Member, Arizona Pharmacy Asoociation
Legislative Action Committee Chairman, 1986
Advisor, Technician Academy, 2006
Annual Meeting Steering Committee, 2005-2010
Member, American College Health Association
Awards Committee 1999 to 2006
Chair-elect, Pharmacy Section, 2005-2006
Arizona Pharmacy Foundation, board member 2014 to present
Advisor, Pre-Pharmacy Club, Arizona State University, 1999 to 2006
Advisor, Campus Health Advisory Committee, ASU, 2005-2006

“Do I Get a Smile with That?” a commentary on managed care published in March 1995 issue of Pharmacy Times, a national professional journal.
“A Pharmacist Looks at Safe Sex in the Future,” a feature article discussing recent advances in and future possibilities of improving contraception and sexually transmitted disease prevention, published in Pharmacy Times, October 1995.
Arizona State University Student Health and Wellness World Wide Web site ( written and maintained April 1996 to 2004.
Editor, writer, The Phar Side, ASU Pharmacy newsletter (, 1995 to 2006
“Prescription for Murder,” a book review/author profile on Rx for Murder, a novel by Renee Horowitz, appeared in the December 1996 issue of Pharmacy Times.
“The Use of Carbon Monoxide Testing in Smoking Programs,” abstract, Contributed Papers, Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, March/April 2000
“What You Should Know about Smoking Cessation,” a patient education article published in the December 2000 issue of Pharmacy Times.
“What You Should Know about Oral Contraceptives,” a patient education article published in the July 2001 issue of Pharmacy Times.
Contributor, Building a Successful Collaborative Pharmacy Practice: Guidelines and Tools, Bennett and Jacobson, APhA Publications, McGraw-Hill, July 2004 ISBN:1582120560.
My brief review of the Green Day CD, “American Idiot”, appeared in the Arizona Republic, October 4, 2004.
“Should the U.S. Have a Third Category of Drugs?” a featured essay published in the November 2004 issue of Pharmacy Today.
“Old Medications May Lose Their Effectiveness” appeared under the “Ask the Expert” banner in the Arizona Republic, Nov. 7, 2007
“Neti Pot Cleans Nasal Passages” appeared under the “Ask the Expert” banner in the Arizona Republic, Feb. 13, 2008
“The Pharmacist is In” in Spirit of Women magazine, Summer 2008
“APhA to FDA: More research needed on e-cigarettes” a news article published in the September 2014 issue of Pharmacy Today.
“Nicotine: Progress Stalled, Threats Loom,” a news article published in the February 2015 issue of Pharmacy Today.

Notable quotes and citations:
“Girls, You’ve Got Male!” by Leah Ginsburg in the New York Post, March 26, 2000
“New Kits Lend Ease to Breast Self-exam” by Connie Sexton, Arizona Republic, October 7, 2006
“Are Generic Medicines as Good as Brand name?” in The Family Doctor magazine, summer 2009

Professional Presentations:
Co-presenter, “Depression: To Medicate or not to Medicate,” Ninth Annual Seeds Symposium, hosted by the Mental Health Association of Arizona, October 1996, ASU West.
“Safe Sex in the Future,” Sixtieth Annual Pacific Coast College Health Association Conference, November 1996, Irvine, CA.
“Student Health Formulary Design and Management” at American College Health Association Annual Meeting, June 1998, San Diego, CA.
“Quick and Easy Interventions with People Who Smoke” at Pacific Coast College Health Association Conference, November 1998, Las Vegas, NV.
“The Deadly Side of Medications” to the Sisters in Crime (a group for female mystery writers), at Scottsdale Public Library, March 1999.
“Patient Assistance Prescriptions: Logistics for Health Care Providers” at American College Health Association Annual Meeting, June 1999, Philadelphia, PA.
“The Use of Carbon Monoxide Testing in Smoking Programs,” a podium presentation at the American Pharmaceutical Association annual meeting, March 2000, Washington, D.C.
“Prescription Writing Rules and Regulations” at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology, Phoenix, AZ, May 9, 2001
Co-presenter, “Show Some Skin – A Visual Journey through College Health Dermatology,” at American College Health Association Annual Meeting, May 31, 2001, Las Vegas, NV.
“Tobacco Cessation Training for Healthcare Professionals” at Arizona State University, May 2, 2002.
Co-presenter, “Mind Over Matter: The Brain’s Response to Nicotine,” for the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Arizona, Halle Heart Center, Tempe, AZ, October 2, 2002
“The Relpax Formulary Decision” – multiple presentations at various venues in Tempe, AZ in 2003
“Collaborative Pharmacy Practice in College Health,” at American College Health Association Annual Meeting, June 9, 2004, New Orleans, LA.
“Tobacco: Cardiac Risk Considerations,” at the Native American Community Health Center, Phoenix, AZ, February 22, 2005.
“Emergency Contraception: Patterns, Perceptions and Paradigms,” presented at American College Health Association Annual Meeting, June 2, 2005, San Diego, CA.
Co-presenter, “Smoking Cessation,” an eight-hour continuing education program at the first annual meeting of the Arizona Pharmacy Alliance at Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler, AZ on June 16, 2005.
Co-presenter and moderator, “Proactive Pharmacy Programs and Policies,” presented at American College Health Association Annual Meeting, June 2, 2006, New York City.
Co-presenter, “Pharmacy Technician Career Opportunities,” presented at Arizona Pharmacy Alliance annual meeting, LaPaloma Resort, Tucson, AZ, July 29, 2006.
“Plan B Goes OTC,” presented at Pharmacy Technician Conference, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, November 11, 2006

Sparky Award for Individual Excellence, Arizona State University, 1994
Roche Preceptor of the Year, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, 1999
Outstanding Service Award, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, June 2000
Employee Pharmacist of the Year awarded by the Arizona Pharmacy Association, 2001
Arizona Pharmacy Alliance Service to Pharmacy Award, 2006
Excellence in Experiential Education 2015, Midwestern University Glendale College of Pharmacy
Bowl of Hygeia, Arizona, 2016
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Master Preceptor Recognition Award, 2017
My wife and I sponsor the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy New Preceptor of the Year Award.

2013 graduate of the Mesa Leadership Training and Development program.
May 15, 2014, the debut of my blog: