National Pharmacist Day 2024: Theme, Significance, and Quotes

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National Pharmacist Day 2024

National Pharmacist Day is a special day dedicated to recognising pharmacists’ contributions to the medical sector. It is celebrated on 12 January every year. Pharmacists are the professionals who play important role in the healthcare team and contribute to the patient’s recovery. Pharmacists represent the 3rd largest healthcare professional group. In India, there are approximately 10 lakh registered pharmacists who work for the betterment of the patients. Stay tuned and read this article to get more details on National Pharmacist Day 2024, its theme, significance, and much more!

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What is National Pharmacist Day?

National Pharmacist Day 2024
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National Pharmacist Day is celebrated in the United States on 12 January every year to support and acknowledge the work of Pharmacists. Generally, you will see a Pharmacist behind the counter who reads the doctor’s prescription and dispense the drugs. But his role is much more than that. Pharmacists are drug experts who possess extensive knowledge about the formulation, manufacturing, packaging, and dispensing of drugs. 

They are also involved in patient care. Pharmacists also know the dose and frequency of drugs that must be administered to the patient as per his/her medical requirement. 

They are healthcare collaborators and patient advocates who not only, collaborate with doctors but also resolve patient queries related to medication. Thus, National Pharmacist Day is an important day to acknowledge the Pharmacists in the Nation and promote their work. 

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National Pharmacy Day in India

As per the notice released by PCI (Pharmacy Council of India), India celebrates Pharmacist Day on 25 September. Pharmacists work is always underestimated and they are the people who work silently behind the counter. But Pharmacist Day is an initiative that not only endorses their contribution but also boosts the profession so that the new generation gets inspired and adapts it as a career option for themselves. It is one of the most noble professions in the world. 

If you aspire to become a pharmacist, then, you must possess a diploma, bachelor’s or master’s degree in pharmacy. Apart from the education, it is crucial to get registered in PCI to practice as a registered pharmacist. A registered pharmacist is referred to as DRE/DREx or DRx (Drug Expert). 

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National Pharmacist Day 2024 Theme

The theme for World Pharmacist Day is announced by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) in the preceding year in March. But, the theme for National Pharmacist Day 2024 has not been declared. 

Initially, the role of the pharmacist was restricted to checking and distributing drugs to doctors for the patients. But in recent times, there scope of pharmacists has increased as they are also involved in advising patients and healthcare providers about the selection of drugs, dosage form, dose frequency, drug-drug interaction, drug-food interaction, and the side effects of drugs, etc. 

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Significance of National Pharmacist Day

National Pharmacist Day is an important day to celebrate and highlight the Pharmacist profession. This day plays a pivotal role in promoting the pharmacy sector and encouraging the young generation to pursue pharmacy as a career. 

How to Celebrate National Pharmacist Day?

One can celebrate National Pharmacist Day just by visiting a pharmacist to thank them for their contribution. Schools and Colleges conduct activities such as poster-making competitions, speech competitions, essay writing competitions, etc on the occasion of National Pharmacy Day to educate the students about Pharmacists and their role in the medical sector. One fact about pharmacists is that they are highly accessible in the US. While getting to a doctor’s appointment may be difficult, 90% of Americans live within 5 miles of a pharmacy.

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National Pharmacist Day Quotes

Here are some quotes on National Pharmacist Day:

“The marvellous pharmacy that was designed by nature and placed into our being by the universal architect produces most of the medicines we need.”

– Norman Cousins

“Poisons and medicine are often the same substance given with different intents.”

– Peter Mere Latham

“Medicines may cure, but only pharmacists can care.”

– Anonymous

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Why is National Pharmacist Day Celebrated?

National Pharmacists Day is celebrated to recognize the valuable contribution of pharmacists in the healthcare sector and to appreciate their contribution to patient care. This day is celebrated every year on 12 January.

Who is the father of Pharmacy in India?

Professor M. L. Schroff is the Father of Pharmacy Education in India. 

Who is the first pharmacist in the world?

Claudius Galenus is known as the first pharmacist in the world who became a surgeon to the gladiators in 2nd-century Rome.

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