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October is American Pharmacists Month

Know Your Pharmacist, Know Your Medicine


American Pharmacists Month is a great opportunity to celebrate the pharmacy profession, recognize your pharmacy staff and reach out to your patients. We’ve filled this site with ideas for activities and events that spotlight pharmacists’ contributions toward improving medication use and advancing patient care in all practice settings. Use these ideas throughout October—and all year long—to inspire your celebrations!

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American Pharmacists Month Planning Guide

This guide will help you increase community consciousness about the care provided by pharmacists. You will find ideas for special activities and events that spotlight pharmacists' contributions toward improving medication use and advancing patient care in all practice settings. We have included many exciting tips and real-life examples of successful activities for every practice setting. There are more ways to celebrate American Pharmacists Month than there are days in October. You just need to choose what works best for your community.




Pharmacy Technician Day

October 16, 2018 is Pharmacy Technician Day and is an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions technicians make in all practice settings throughout the year. Pharmacists: Take a moment this month to acknowledge the work of the technicians at your practice site and thank them for all they do for you and your patients. Pharmacy technicians: Promote American Pharmacists Month with your fellow technicians and pharmacists in your practice setting! For additional information, go to

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October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017
APhA Executive Vice President and CEO Thomas E. Menighan, BSPharm, MBA, ScD (Hon), FAPhA, testified in a hearing about drug prices held by the...
Gag clauses, lack of provider status hinder cost-effective care, importation is no solution, APhA CEO says
August 14, 2017
August 14, 2017
Tennessee saw major provider status legislation take effect on July 1. “Pharmacists as Providers” (HB 405/SB 461) gives Tennessee pharmacists formal...
‘Pharmacists as providers’ legislation went into effect July 1
July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017
The Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives health care committee held a hearing on legislation that would expand the scope of practice...
Hearing held last month included testimony from pharmacists and physicians