NATIONAL PHARMACISTS DAY
When is National Pharmacists Day in 2024?
National Pharmacists Day in 2024 is on the Friday, 12th of Jan (1/12/2024).
National Pharmacists Day is on the 12th day of 2024. There are 354 days left in the year.
National Pharmacists Day Facts
- Date: Jan 12, 2024
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- Celebrations: Celebrations; thankyou gifts, educational information about drugs
The National Pharmacists Day is observed on 12th January every year to recognize the role played by pharmacists in the society. In doing their work, they better our lives, health and without them, we would not be efficient. The role that they play has changed over the years where they have been trained and equipped to deal with new cases and conditions. Modern pharmacists are also equipped with better skills to aid in dispensing their responsibilities.
In studying and getting to know the body’s Biochemical mechanism, Pathophysiology, and Physiology, the pharmacists get to interpret and put this knowledge into practice. The process eventually leads to a prescription or a reference to the hospital. However, in most cases; patients get to take home their medicine.
History of the National Pharmacist Day
The founder of National Pharmacist Day is debatable since several people have taken the credit. In the past, the role of a pharmacist was primarily drug checking and distribution to doctors. Doctors would then offer the drugs under a prescription to the patients. Their roles have since changed as seen in present health care systems. Pharmacists advise the healthcare providers and patients on the selection of dosage, side effects, and interactions of the prescription. They are the intermediary between the patients and the prescribers. They monitored the patient’s health and progress and ensured that they take the correct medication.
How to observe the National Pharmacists Day?
Make a detour to the chemist or pharmacists store and give them a thank you card, or flowers to appreciate their work and role in the community.
You can also take the appreciation online by sharing your appreciation message via the hashtag #NationalPharmacistsDay on the different social media platforms. The medical community is active online, and this little step goes a long way into showing your gratitude.
In visiting a pharmacist on this day, we can get tips on how to manage our health. You can also get to benefit from information about your body and signs of illness.
We also get educational information about drugs that are to be used at home. This is critical for the elderly or chronic illnesses that need medications and regular monitoring.
There are many organizations supported by the pharmacists such as Medical Research on Drugs and illness. In donating to such groups, one gets to ensure the National Pharmacist Day lives long.