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National Pharmacist Day

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When is National Pharmacist Day? This holiday is always observed on January 12

National Pharmacist Day is today, a January 12 holiday. It honors pharmacists and recognizes their important role in medical care. A Pharmacist must be knowledgeable of the chemistry of all medicines. They can inform you of a drug’s side effects, and all aspects of prescription medicine. Very importantly, they understand and recognize the interaction of drugs together…many people take numerous drugs.

National Pharmacist Day recognizes the important role of Druggists. If you are in the pharmacy today, make sure to wish your pharmacist a good day.  Gifts and cards are not required.

Pharmacist Day Quiz: What was the first name of  Mr. Gower, the pharmacist in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”? See the answer below.

How to Celebrate National Pharmacist Day

  • Tell your local pharmacist that you appreciate the important job he or she is doing Tell them you really appreciate them.
  • Send them an Ecard.
  • If you are a high school student, consider a pharmaceutical career. It is a professional, well-respected, and high paying career.

Thought for Today

“God must love the common man. He made so many of them.” – – Abraham Lincoln 

History and Origin of National Pharmacist Day

You can be sure that National Pharmacists Day was created by a pharmacist group. However, we have yet to discover the group that started it. As we began our research on this day, we fully expected to find one or two national pharmacy groups. To our surprise, we found a couple national groups and many state groups. We did not find a group that claimed to have created this day.

Also, there is no evidence to suggest that this is truly a “National” day, which requires an act of congress.

See How to Create a “National Day”.

If you have any information about this holiday, please email us.

Answer to Pharmacy Quiz

Question: What was the first name of  Mr. Gower, the pharmacist in the movie It’s a Wonderful Life?

Answer: Mr. Emil Gower was the Pharmacist. Upset over the death of his son in the war, Mr. Gower accidentally filled a prescription with cyanide. George Bailey caught the mistake. Mr. Gower was played by H.B. Warner (1875-1958).

More January 12 Holidays

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