Michael Moné, J.D. Awarded 2012 Outstanding Pharmacy Alumnus Award & Commencement Speaker

The College of Pharmacy is pleased to have Mr. Michael Moné address the graduating seniors of 2012 as the Commencement Speaker, and recieve this year’s Outstanding Pharmacy Alumnus Award. This award recognizes an alumnus whose lifetime contributions have been truly extraordinary with lasting benefits to the profession.

As vice president of anti-diversion and senior regulatory counsel for Cardinal Health, Michael Moné is responsible for the continuous improvement of the company’s anti-diversion initiative to identify and stop supply chain diversion of controlled substances at the customer level. He is also responsible for developing and coordinating company responses to regulatory assessments of the anti-diversion initiative.

Moné joined Cardinal Health in May 2006 as director of regulatory compliance for Medicine Shoppe International (MSI), where he was responsible for licensing and registration of franchise and company-owned pharmacies, educating MSI pharmacies on state and federal law and regulatory changes, and he also developed a regulatory compliance program that provides an early warning system to potential compliance issues.

As a licensed pharmacist and lawyer, Moné has served in a variety of roles in private and public practice of law and pharmacy prior to joining Cardinal Health. From 1996 to 2004, he led the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy where he developed statewide public health policy and was in charge of all investigative efforts for the agency. He also served as an attorney for the Florida Board of Pharmacy.

In addition, Moné has served as an assistant attorney general in Florida as the general counsel for the Boards of Chiropractic, Osteopathic Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Pilot Commissioners. In private practice, he served as both legal counsel representing clients in federal regulatory matters, as well as a pharmacist in both the hospital and independent retail pharmacy settings.

Moné has held leadership roles within many industry associations, including the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, Government Bar Association, U.S. Pharmacopeia, American Pharmaceutical Association and Florida Pharmacy Association. He also served on the Kentucky Governor’s Task Force on Controlled Substance Abuse and the Attorney General’s Task force to develop KASPER, the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System, which tracks controlled substance prescriptions dispensed within the state to stop abuse, misuse, diversion and illegal sale of prescription drugs.

Moné has also published multiple works on the topics of pharmacy and law. He attended the University of Florida where he received both his Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Science in pharmacy.