ALACHUA COUNTY ‒ The Alachua County Area Association of Pharmacists, the Florida Pharmacy Association, and the American Pharmacists Association have designated October 2021 as American Pharmacists Month in recognition of the contribution that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians provide for the health of our society.

The proclamation for this year’s American Pharmacists Month reads as follows.

Whereas … pharmacists are the most accessible health care providers delivering critical services to patients and contributing to the health and well-being of all people; and

Whereas … pharmacists are best positioned to be the health care professionals to help ensure patients are adherent to their medications, provide patient care that ensures optimal medication therapy outcomes; and serve as providers during public health emergencies and every day.

Whereas … as front-line providers throughout the healthcare system and community during the COVID-19 pandemic pharmacists and pharmacy personnel have ensured the public is cared for, even at the risk of exposure.

Whereas … with a community pharmacy located within five miles of nearly all Americans and pharmacy’s other access points to the public, pharmacists and pharmacy personnel are making an impact in controlling the spread of COVID-19 in U.S. communities through testing, treatment, and vaccination efforts.

Whereas … pharmacists are ideally suited to work collaboratively with other health care providers and help patients overcome illness and live healthier lives through chronic disease management and the fully effective use of their medicines. 

Whereas … today, there are over 300,000 licensed pharmacists providing care and serving as patient advocates for ensuring access to the best and safest therapy to the patients they serve.

Whereas … the American Pharmacists Association, the Alachua County Association of Pharmacists, and the Florida Pharmacy Association, have declared October 2021 as American Pharmacists Month.

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