World Pharmacist Day - September 25
Mon, Sep 25, 2023

World Pharmacist Day

World Pharmacist Day is dedicated to all those who work in the pharmaceutical industry. According to statistics, about 4 million people in the world are somehow connected with this area. Pharmacists are specialists who help achieve global health outcomes. On this day, many thematic and educational events are held; their goal is to raise public awareness about pharmacists.


Medicine is an ancient science. Most likely, it appeared when the juice of plants was first used for treatment. In Greek legends written centuries ago, there is a mention that the gods were excellent pharmacists. For example, Asclepius, the god of healing, entrusted the preparation of medicines to his personal pharmacist, Hygieia.

Interesting Facts

  • Under the onslaught of World War II, the pharmaceutical market was constantly replenished with new medicines, which also contributed to the development of pharmaceuticals.
  • Today, a pharmacist performs many tasks – finding and preparing medicines, replenishing stocks of medicines, as well as the raw materials necessary for their preparation. In addition, pharmacists track the expiration dates of drugs.
  • World Pharmacist Day was established by the International Pharmaceutical Organization.
  • The first pharmacy was opened in New Orleans and here, in addition to drugs, they sold opium.

How to take part

Thank all the pharmacists you know for their important and useful work. Talk in all convenient and accessible ways about the benefits and importance of pharmacists. Learn more about the work of a pharmacist – how the profession appeared, and what this specialist does.

When is World Pharmacist Day in 2023?

World Pharmacist Day is observed on September 25 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday September 25 2023
Wednesday September 25 2024
Thursday September 25 2025
Friday September 25 2026