Children can get up to 12 colds a year, while adults average two to four. Where would we be without our pharmacists? It’s time to thank those friendly workers who keep us healthy throughout the year. Today is a day to celebrate National Pharmacist Day. This day focuses on the importance of pharmacists, and it honors how much they impact our health and well-being.
National Pharmacist Day Timeline
May 8, 1963: America’s largest drug store made its debut
CVS, the largest pharmacy in the U.S, employing 24,000 pharmacists, opened.
Sept. 28, 1928: The breakthrough antibiotic
Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin.
754 AD: Ancient medicine
The first pharmacies were established, in Baghdad, during the Islamic Golden Age.
How to observe National Pharmacist Day
1. Thank a pharmacist in person.
During your next visit, be sure to thank your pharmacist for always being so reliable and helpful.
2. Share some words.
Visit Twitter to post your thank online. Be sure to use #NationalPharmacistDay
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