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Eric Vidrine, PD, FIACP, 

Co-Owner, CEO, President

Eric Vidrine is PAP’s co-founder, co-owner, CEO and president. He is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana.  He has spent the past 25 years in the pharmacy industry in an ownership and management capacity in a wide variety of pharmacy specialties.  Eric currently has ownership in 5 Louisiana based pharmacies. He is also the Founder and CEO of Professional Arts Pharmacy, Palliative Pharmacy Solutions (PPS) and The Apothecary Shoppe as well as a principle owner of Institutional Pharmacies of Louisiana and Family Pharmacy of Baton Rouge.   After graduating from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1994, Eric founded Professional Arts Pharmacy in 1998.  Professional Arts Pharmacy is a specialty and compounding Pharmacy that now employs a staff of 75 including 12 Pharmacists.   Professional Arts Pharmacy is considered one of the premier compounding pharmacies in the country and Eric is considered an industry expert by his peers.  Palliative Pharmacy Solutions (PPS) was founded in 2009 to serve the unique pharmacy needs of the terminally ill.  PPS was one of the first Louisiana pharmacies to exclusively serve the hospice community and currently serves as a valuable resource for over 20 hospice agencies and 1000 terminally ill patients throughout south Louisiana.  The Apothecary Shoppe is one of only nine medical marijuana pharmacies currently licensed by the state board of Pharmacy and Institutional Pharmacies of Louisiana (IPL) was founded in 2005 to serve long term care and institutionalized patients.

Honors & Achievements

  • DuPont Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award, 1997

  • Professional Compounding Centers of America, Pharmacist of the Month, April 1999

  • Louisiana Pharmacist Association, Compounding Pharmacist of the Year, 2004

  • Professional Compounding Centers of America, Pharmacist of the Year, 2011

  • International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP), President, 2004

  • ICAP, Board of Directors, 1999-2006

  • IACP, Fellow

  • American College of Apothecaries (ACA), Fellow


  • Compounding for pain management, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, March/April 1998.

  • Compounding intrathecal medications, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, January/February 2000.

  • Product Containment in the Compounding Lab, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, October/November 2002