In many towns across the country, a community’s pharmacist was among its most trusted and respected citizens. As a healthcare advisor, whether a child spiked a fever or a family member had a prescription question, the neighborhood pharmacist was conveniently available to help.
It is little wonder that October has been designated American Pharmacists Month in recognition of their vital role. Here in West Palm Beach, Mayor Jeri Muoio met with Gregory School of Pharmacy representatives to thank them by presenting a proclamation spearheaded by the student-led chapter of the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP.)
Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate Marcus Silió, who serves as the president of the APhA-ASP, was on hand for the ceremony along with fellow students, faculty and staff of the Gregory School.
“American Pharmacist Month provides an important reminder to our community that pharmacists are here to serve them,” Silió said. “The pharmacist's clinical expertise is invaluable, and our centralized placement in the community gives pharmacists an accessibility that is rare among healthcare professionals. We want to share that message with the community, and that is the goal of this month.”
This October marks the 14th annual celebration of National Pharmacists Month.