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National Pharmacist Day 2014

National Pharmacist Day is celebrated on January 12th. The day is dedicated to the pharmacists who play a very important role in medical care. A pharmacist is the person who has the knowledge of the chemical composition of all medicines. They are the ones who can explain you about all the aspects of the prescribed medicines and the side-effects of the drugs. There are people who have to take lots of drugs together. The pharmacists can only realize and warn you about the inter-action of drugs together. National Pharmacist Day is about recognizing the important role of the pharmacists. If you are visiting a pharmacy on the day, make sure that you wish your pharmacist a very happy National Pharmacist Day.

Origin

There is no doubt about it that the National Pharmacist Day was created by some pharmacist group. But there are still studies and researches going on to find that group. Another important thing about the day is, though it is a very important day in medical care, it is not truly a "National" day which would have required an act of Congress.

About the Holiday

National Pharmacist Day is all about honoring our pharmacist friends, all those men and women, who are an integral part of the medical care. The day is about saying them “Thank You,” the words that they don’t get to hear too often. Let’s take the day as the perfect occasion for thanking them for being in the front lines of pharmacy, and having lots of patience and compassion. Let’s thank them for being committed and dealing with love and sympathy to rude patients, reading the doctors handwriting and for smiling always, in spite of working that extra hour.

 Ideas

The most loving gift that you can gift your pharmacist is a big ‘thanks’. You can also give him/her a pharmacist themed gift to bring a smile on his/her face. Here is a list of all the things you can do on National Pharmacist Day:

  • If you are a pharmacist or a pharmacy manager, you should organize an event to honor the pharmacists who are hard-working and invaluable to the society.
  • You can organize something like a luncheon, pizza party or pot luck on the day.
  • Give out some tokens as recognition for their hard work, like gift certificates, corsages, name tag holders, mugs etc.
  • Arrange an education and cross-training program for them where they will exchange their experiences as a pharmacist.
  • Give out a certificate of appreciation from the pharmacy management to the pharmacists.
  • Take a picture of all the pharmacist staffs, pin it on the bulletin board, and write an inspiring message to them.

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