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Governor Edwards Proclaims October as Pharmacists Month

Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Reineke
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The Louisiana Pharmacists Association has joined the American Pharmacists Association in recognizing October as Pharmacists Month with the theme "Know Your Medicine, Know Your Pharmacist."


LPA is proud to inform you that Governor John Bel Edwards has proclaimed October as Pharmacy Month in State of Louisiana.  You may view the proclamation here.


Pharmacy Month recognizes

  • Pharmacy as one of the oldest of the health professions concerned with the health and well-being of all people; and
  • There are over 7,900 pharmacists practicing in Louisiana providing services to improve medication use and advance patient care; and
  • That the use of medication, as a cost-effective alternative to more expensive medical procedures, is becoming a major force in moderating overall health care costs; and
  • Today’s powerful medications require greater attention to the manner in which they are used by different patient population groups-both clinically and demographically; and
  • It is important that all users of prescription and nonprescription medications, or their caregivers, be knowledgeable about and share responsibility for their own drug therapy.


You can learn more about the national campaign and how you can be involved on the APhA website.

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