American Pharmacists Month is celebrated in October every year. Their work is priceless! Pharmacists do much more than dispense medicines at the pharmacy. Mankind owes them for effective medicines and good health. We call to honor the workers of the sphere not only for one month, but every day!
The holiday began to be celebrated since 2004, but its origins existed much earlier. So, in 1925, for one week, a popular US radio station broadcast programs emphasizing the importance of the profession of a pharmacist. American Pharmacists Month was officially recognized by the American Pharmacists Month, founded in 1852. A huge team of people in love with the profession still continues to advocate for the protection of public health and advocates for public health issues.
Pharmacists appeared in the distant past. They were called differently: pharmacists, chemists. Historically, the earliest trace of the pharmacy in America dates back to the colonial period. Then studies of the local flora were carried out to identify medicinal plants. The usual institution appeared in the 19th century.
Did you know that:
- in the early 1800s, ketchup was sold in pharmacies and was intended to treat eczema and baldness;
- Coca-Cola and Dr Pepper are also from pharmacies: John Pemberton, a pharmacist from Atlanta, was in the war and returned with a wound, so he was in search of a cure. He created a drink that mixes with carbonated water – the potion was calculated to be effective;
- Opium has long been used as a remedy for toothache. It was even prescribed to small children as a sedative;
- Insulin is one of the most common medications with side effects.
How to celebrate
If your family has a pharmacist, it’s time to please him: arrange a dinner, give a memorable gift, say words of gratitude. Leave a good review to a familiar specialist on the official website – let his work be noticed! Participate in promotions and donations that benefit the pharmaceutical industry.
When is American Pharmacists Month in 2022?
American Pharmacists Month is observed on October 1 each year.