Steven Pray

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W. Steven Pray is an American pharmacist and academic who is an expert on non-prescription (over-the-counter) medicines. He is the Bernhardt Professor of Nonprescription Products and Devices at Southwestern Oklahoma State University's College of Pharmacy. Pray also volunteers as pharmacy director for the Weatherford Agape Medical Clinic, a free clinic.[1]

He won the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy's Henry Cade Memorial Award for 2008.

He has published several books, including A history of nonprescription product regulation[2] and Nonprescription product therapeutics.[3]

Pray has been quoted by the Boston Globe[4] and Newhouse News Service[5] about over-the-counter medicines and their alternatives.

He is married to Carole Pray.


  1. ^ "SWOSU Student Secures $2,500 for Local Free Clinic". SWOSU Press Release. January 28, 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Van Hoover, Cheri; Teri Stone-Godena (September–October 2004). "Book review: A history of nonprescription product regulation: By W. Steven Pray, PhD, RPH. Binghamton, NY: Pharmaceutical Products Press, August 2003. 279 pages. $59.95, paperback". Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. 49 (5): e4–e5. doi:10.1016/j.jmwh.2004.05.014. 
  3. ^ Pray, W. Steven (2006). Philadelphia, ed. Nonprescription product therapeutics (2nd ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 0-7817-3498-3. OCLC 249140210. Pharmacists should refer patients to a physician rather than recommending this product. 
  4. ^ Atoji, Cindy (January 13, 2008). "Humidifiers can ease breathing, minds". Boston Globe. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Nugent, Meg (December 5, 2004). "Over-the-counter cold, flu relief". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 

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