Last Updated on November 14, 2023
Pharmacists are the most needed professionals in the present world. At some point in time, all of us feel sick and will depend on medicines. We cannot find a human who can live every single day without depending on medicines. Pharmacists around the world are working hard to produce drugs that could cure different ailments and benefits. Be it their patient care services or finding medicines for covid19, the entire patient journey at a pharmacy is hassle-free. The holiday
The pharmacist’s profession must be celebrated for its contribution to pharmacies. There are world pharmacists day and national pharmacists day devoted to supporting the dedication of pharmacists in the pharmacy field.
Pharmacists Day is celebrated on September 25th in the United States. Portugal celebrates pharmacist day on September 26th, and Turkey celebrates it on May 25th. The national pharmacist day celebration falls on January 12 in the united states of America and a few countries around it.
History of celebrating national pharmacist day
Some countries have national pharmacist’s Day to honor the pharmacist workers in their country who are working in the pharmaceutical industry at pharmacy dispensers. There isn’t much evidence to say when and what initiated the creation of pharmacist day national in various countries. The day is dedicated to the pharmacist working in healthcare settings, and awareness programs are created to ensure that people follow precautions while taking medications from a healthcare professional.
The national pharmacist day on January 12 is celebrated around the globe since its creation by the International pharmaceutical federation in 2009 in Turkey. The day was created to honor pharmacists’ knowledge across the globe and ensure the safety of various drugs that are sold in the market without any side effects to patients.
Historical Facts on national pharmacist day
- Nowadays, there are a lot of pharmacy stores with various specialties around the globe in various countries. As per history, the first pharmacies were established in Baghdad during the Islamic golden age in 754 AD.
- Turkey celebrates national pharmacist day on May 14th, and the reason for selecting the date goes back to the history of the Ottoman sultan named Mahmud II (1785-1839).
- Though there are various antibiotics now, the discovery of the first antibiotic, penicillin, by Alexander Fleming deserves credit to this day.
What should we do on national pharmacist day?
It would be wonderful to honor the pharmacists on this holiday in our locality on national pharmacist day. If you have friends who are pharmacists, it would be nice to make an awesome greeting to say the respect that people around the world have for pharmacists. The prescriptions from the pharmacy can have patients sending them wishes.
It would be awesome to surprise the pharmacists in the pharmaceutical store we visit with beautiful gifts for the service they do round the clock on all days of the week. Be it the medications or patient care at hospitals, the health care providers do the best job. Give them a social media should out on January 12th.
Why should we celebrate national pharmacist day?
The invention of drugs to save lives was researched and created since ancient times. The research for curing certain ailments was done for decades by different pharmacists. The day should be celebrated to honor the inventions that have saved many lives.
Pharmacists must be honored for their service, especially during Covid 19. The human body is prone to diseases at some point in time, and it needs the medications to be back to normalcy, and pharmacy prescriptions have a positive impact on their overall health. The hard work and research work of pharmacists have given many drugs that could save lives, and so they deserve respect from people around the world for their dedicated work in the pharmacy industry on January 12.