World Pharmacist Day promotes use of safe and effective medicines

Sept. 25 marks this year's World Pharmacist Day, which aims to recognize the role pharmacists play in improving health throughout the world. 

This year's theme, "safe and effective medicine for all" aims to promote pharmacist's crucial role in protecting patient safety through improved medicine use and reducing medication errors.

World's Pharmacist Day was adopted in 2009 at the World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science at the suggestion of the International Pharmaceutical Federation.

"Pharmacists use their broad knowledge and unique expertise to ensure that people get the best from their medicines. We ensure access to medicines and their appropriate use, improve adherence, coordinate care transitions and so much more. Today, more than ever, pharmacists are charged with the responsibility to ensure that when a patient uses a medicine, it will not cause harm," said International Pharmaceutical Federation President Dominique Jordan.

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