At the initiative of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), a number of countries celebrate the World Pharmacists Day on 25 September to draw attention to the versatility of pharmaceutical science and professions and the importance of working in this profession.
“From research to health care: Your pharmacist is at your service” is the theme of this year’s World Pharmacists Day.
„This theme was chosen to reflect the numerous contributions the pharmacy profession makes to health. From research and development of medicines, to educating future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, and providing direct care, we do all this in the service of our patients and communities. We want to emphasise that pharmacists are the backbone of health care in many different settings. But providing care does not begin in community or hospital pharmacies. Taking care of patients starts with recognising the health issues of populations and developing medicines, policies and education to tackle them. We pharmacists are often there at the very beginning of the process – when the first molecule that effectively treats a disease is identified”, said FIP President Dr. Carmen Peña.