Celebrating Pharmacists During American Pharmacists Month

Pharmacy Times will be celebrating pharmacists throughout the month of October to recognize their contributions to the health care field.

October marks the beginning of American Pharmacists Month! Pharmacy Times will be celebrating pharmacists throughout the month to recognize their contributions to the health care field.

For more on the value of the pharmacist, click here to visit our Pharmacy Heroes resource center and check back throughout the month for new posts that highlight the value of the pharmacist.

October also marks the start of our annual #ThankAPharmacist campaign, which recognizes pharmacists and pharmacy technicians through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for their dedication and commitment to improving patients’ lives.

Now in its seventh year, the Pharmacy Times® #ThankAPharmacist campaign honors pharmacy professionals who, for the past two years year, are serving their communities by being on the front line during the COVID-19 pandemic. Colleagues, patients, friends and family members of outstanding pharmacists, pharmacy technicians or others in the field are encouraged to post their messages to pharmacy professionals on social media using #ThankAPharmacist or #APharmacistIs.

Here are the top 5 videos that highlight the value of the pharmacist in different health care settings:

5. National Pharmaceutical Council President on The Value of a Pharmacist

John M. O’Brien, PharmD, MPH, newly appointed President and CEO of the National Pharmaceutical Council, shares his view of what pharmacists contribute to health care. Watch here.

4. Expert: Pharmacy Globally Must Value Itself for Providing ‘Not Just a Packet of Pills, But a Package of Care’

Michael Holden, FRPharmS, FRSPH, associate director of Pharmacy Complete in the United Kingdom, discusses some of the key differences between the role of the pharmacist in the United Kingdom versus the United States. Watch here.

3. Value of a Pharmacist on a Care Team

In an interview with Pharmacy Times®, Melissa Santibañez, PharmD, BCCCP, assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and critical care clinical pharmacist at Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Florida, discusses the value of a pharmacist on a patient care team. Watch here.

2. Expert: Pharmacists Are a Part of the Solution for a More Sustainable Health Care Model

Scott J. Knoer, MS, PharmD, FASHP, EVP and CEO of APhA, discussed the value of the pharmacist on patient care teams and how this value could be supported and enhanced in the future. Watch here.

1. Pharmacy Students See Opportunities to Learn, Help Communities During COVID-19 Vaccination Events

Historic COVID-19 vaccination efforts have illustrated the value of pharmacists, reinforcing many pharmacy students' desire to be a part of the profession. Watch here.