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Pharmacy Week

Two Pharmacists October is American Pharmacists Month giving us the opportunity to recognize the role pharmacists play on the health care team. This includes pharmacists in every practice setting, from community pharmacy, to hospital pharmacy, to industry, academics and beyond. American Pharmacists Month is the perfect chance for pharmacists to reaffirm the pledge they make to care for their patients. “Know Your PHARMACIST, Know Your MEDICINE!”

National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week is from This week acknowledges the invaluable contributions that pharmacists and technicians make to patient care in our nation’s health care institutions. It is an ideal time for pharmacy departments to acknowledge and celebrate their achievements in ensuring safe and effective medication use in their institutions and to share those accomplishments with patients, other health professionals, and the community.

National Pharmacy Technician day is October 23, 2012. The pharmacy technicians on your staff play a pivotal role in the daily activities of the pharmacy, so make sure you recognize their hard work!

Let us recognize the pharmacy staff at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center of DC for all their hard work that they do to serve our veterans!