October is American Pharmacists Month (APhM). As the month ends, we'd like to recognize the significant contributions to health care and the commitment to patient care by pharmacists in all practice settings, from all around the country. “Know Your MEDICINE, Know Your PHARMACIST” is the theme and core message of this year’s American Pharmacists Month.
The role of a pharmacist dates back to the Middle Ages when apothecaries formulated and dispensed medicine to physicians, surgeons, and patients. In ancient Japan, the men who fulfilled roles similar to pharmacists were highly respected, and they were assigned status superior to all others in health-related fields, including physicians and acupuncturists. In the Imperial household, the pharmacist was even ranked above the two personal physicians of the Emperor.
If you know a pharmacist, honor their contributions this month with a Medelita lab coat. Medelita lab coats are made from breathable, 100% cotton pre-shrunk DuPont™ certified performance fabric that repels fluid, soil, and stains, helping to maintain the bright white coat color that signifies prestige and professionalism.