"Pharmacists are your medicines experts" is the core message of this year’s World Pharmacists Day, which falls on 25 September 2018
World Pharmacists Day 2018 will focus on the extensive expertise that pharmacists have and put to use every day to ensure better patient health, says International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) President Dr Carmen Peña.
“This expertise is applied through science and research, through educating the next generation, and through transforming patient needs into services,” says Dr Peña.
“The theme of World Pharmacists Day emphasises that pharmacists are a trusted source of knowledge and advice, not only for patients but for other healthcare professionals. For every patient who walks into a pharmacy, pharmacists ensure that the right medicine is provided at the right dose and in the most suitable formulation.
“We work with other healthcare professionals to ensure that every individual receives optimal treatment. Moreover, as one of the most accessible health care professionals globally, we use our learning to protect health and prevent illness,” she adds. The theme will resonate with Australian pharmacists, as professional bodies have been increasingly calling for recognition of pharmacists as medicines experts.