Mission Pharmacal’s Legal Team Awarded for Creative Musical Program

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Pennsylvania resident Terrell “Terry” Herring is an award-winning pharmaceutical executive with years of experience equipping healthcare providers with prescription medication. Since 2010, Terrell Herring has served as president of commercial operations at Mission Pharmacal Company (Mission).

Mission’s chief legal counsel, Lee Cusenbary, along with several other members of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) South/Central Texas Chapter, recently gained national recognition for their annual production Ethics Follies. On October 17, 2017, the Ethics Follies production team was awarded the ACC Outstanding Chapter Achievement Award for Innovative Programming due to their unique approach to delivering ethics training.

Conceptualized in 2003 by Cusenbary, Ethics Follies are musical comedy parodies of Broadway shows and hit songs. Each production highlights a series of current and relavent business ethics issues through reworkings of familiar musical numbers. Produced by the ACC South/Central Texas Chapter, these productions are often used by professionals across the globe to teach business ethics. Popular past parodies include Mia Culpa and Scamalot.

With the support of Mission, Ethics Follies just completed its 12th production with performances in both San Antonio and Whippany, New Jersey. The musicals have done far more than simply teach business ethics. Performances have been used as a platform to help raise funds for good causes. To date, Ethics Follies has raised more than $400,000 to provide free legal services to people in need in Texas. Proceeds from the 2017 New Jersey performance on November 10 were dedicated to Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts.

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Mission Pharmacal Company’s Partnership with the March of Dimes

A seasoned pharmaceutical executive, Terrell Herring serves as the president of commercial operations for Mission Pharmacal Company, located in San Antonio, Texas. During 2010, Terrell Herring spearheaded Mission Pharmacal’s partnership with the March of Dimes Foundation in distributing printed materials on healthy babies and healthy pregnancies to over 15,000 gynecologists and obstetricians for them to give to their patients. This undertaking was designed to improve prenatal awareness and care for expectant mothers nationwide.

This partnership complemented the March of Dimes Foundation’s participation in the United Nation’s Every Woman Every Child initiative to improve prenatal care and reduce infant mortality. In the UN’s 2012 report on the progress of Every Woman Every Child, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon indicated that more than 1 in 10 babies are born prematurely worldwide and that premature birth is a significant factor in infant mortality.

While many Americans may be under the impression that the rate of premature births is or should be lower in the U.S. than in most developed nations, it is not. The March of Dimes’ 2013 report on premature births indicate that 1 in 9 babies are born prematurely in the United States. In this state-by-state report, only six states received an “A” grade for low rates of pre-term births, and three states plus Puerto Rico received an “F” grade, stemming from disproportionately high rates of premature births. To view a map of this report card, please visit www.marchofdimes.com.