National Pharmacy Technician Day is celebrated every third Tuesday in October. Extremely important duties are assigned to the technical staff of the pharmacy, without which not a single pharmacy could fully function for me. It is these employees who meet pharmacy customers, communicate with them and answer questions about medicines, they also explain how to take medicines and what effect they will have.
The creator of the holiday is Lindsey Ahrens, who in 2015 proposed to celebrate National Pharmacy Technician Day every third Tuesday in October. The American Pharmacist Association, as well as the Board of Educators of Pharmacy, have expressed support for this initiative. The celebration of this national day falls on National Hospital and Health Systems Pharmacy Week, which is another reason not to ignore this holiday.
- in 1550 BC, the first pharmacological scientific work was written in ancient Egypt: the Ebers papyrus contained a large list of plants that were used to make medicines;
- in 754 BC, the first pharmacies appeared in Baghdad, whose activities were controlled by the government until the 9th century;
- in 1884, tablets produced using industrial technology appeared on the pharmacy shelves.
How to celebrate
Pharmacy technicians will be happy if you congratulate them on the occasion of the national day, thank them for their hard work and, for example, leave a generous tip. You can also talk about National Pharmacy Technician Day on your own social media page. This will allow even more people to learn about this holiday and appreciate the work of pharmacy workers.
When is National Pharmacy Technician Day celebrated in 2022?
National Pharmacy Technician Day is observed on the third Tuesday of October each year.