Celebrating Pharmacists During American Pharmacists Month 2022

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

October marks the beginning of American Pharmacists Month and 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 TwitterFacebook, and Instagram for their dedication and commitment to improving patients’ lives.

Now in its eighth year, the Pharmacy Times® #ThankAPharmacist campaign honors pharmacy professionals who continue to serve their communities by being on the frontlines 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.

Here are 5 pieces of content that highlight the value of the pharmacist across different health care settings:

Women Pharmacist Day Brings Together Professionalism, Passions to the Forefront

Pharmacy Times® spoke with Dr. Christina Madison, founder and CEO of The Public Health Pharmacist and host of Pharmacy Focus podcast “Public Health Matters,” Dr. Joanna Lewis, founder of The Pharmacist’s Guide and host of Pharmacy focus podcast “On the Shelf,” and Brooke Griffin, Professor and Vice Chair of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove Campus, about the importance of Women Pharmacist Day and the value of women in the pharmacy. Check here on October 3 to listen.

Ride the Wave of Pharmacy Surge: Three Ways to Support Community Heroes

Tara Pfund, PharmD, highlights the continued upward trend in testing and vaccination demand, coupled with staffing shortages, technology gaps, and never-ending to-do lists, which has exacerbated spikes in patient volume and workload for pharmacy professionals. Read here.

A Conversation With Michael Hogue, Liaison to the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

Pharmacists are involved at the highest levels in designing public health messaging and making decisions on a national scale, and in a conversation with Pharmacy Times®, Hogue discusses his recent appointment as liaison representative of the American Pharmacists Association to the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Read here.

The Road to Burnout Recovery for Health Care Workers

Pharmacy Times® spoke with Meagen Rosenthal, PhD, about her session at the APhA 2022 Annual Meeting and Exposition, titled "Heal Thyself: Burnout Recovery for Front-Line Heroes,” and the symptoms and treatments for moving past burnout. Watch here.

Expert: Critical to Establish ROI Model for Value of Clinical Pharmacists So All Patients Have a Pharmacist on Oncology Care Team

Benyam Muluneh, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy, discusses his presentation at the HOPA 2022 annual conference on the Oral Chemotherapy Collaborative (OCC) and how it works to optimize care for patients taking oral anti-cancer agents. Watch here.