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National Pharmacist Day

National Pharmacist Day

Children can get up to 12 colds a year, while adults average two to four. Where would we be without our pharmacists? It’s time to thank those friendly workers who keep us healthy throughout the year. Get ready to celebrate National Pharmacist Day on January 12. The day focuses on the importance of pharmacists, and it honors how much they impact our health and well-being. The #APharmacistIs campaign launched just two years ago links photos (and words of thanks) to those who help us with our meds and so much more.

National Pharmacist Day Timeline

May 8, 1963
America’s largest drug store made its debut
CVS, the largest pharmacy in the U.S., employing 24,000 pharmacists, opened.

September 28, 1928
The breakthrough antibiotic
Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin.

754 AD
Ancient medicine
The first pharmacies were established, in Baghdad, during the Islamic Golden Age.

How To Observe National Pharmacist Day

Thank a pharmacist in person
During your next visit, be sure to thank your pharmacist for always being so reliable and helpful.
Share some words
Visit Twitter to post your thanks online. Be sure to use #NationalPharmacistDay.
Post a photo
Get online and share an image with the hashtag #APharmacistIs. Then click the hashtag to see the full portrait of pharmacists we create.

The 5 Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs In The U.S

Vicodin
Treats your acute to severe pain.
Simvastatin
It’s the generic Zocor and helps with high cholesterol.
Lisinopril
This generic Prinivil or Zestril helps prevent kidney failure while treating congestive heart failure and high blood pressure.
Levothyroxine
The generic Synthroid treats hypothyroidism.
Azithromycin
This generic Z-PAK keeps us healthy during cold and flu season, treating ear, throat, and sinus infections.

Why National Pharmacist Day Is Important

It honors more than 300,000 employees.
There were approximately 316,500 pharmacists in the United States as of 2016. The profession continues to grow, up from less than 224,000 just 15 years prior.
The profession is vital to our economy.
We need pharmacists to keep us healthy, which keeps businesses moving. American employers pay more than $260 billion yearly for health-related work loss.
They do much more than dispense medication.
Pharmacists can give us health advice and tips, including how to take multiple medications. They know about drug therapy effectiveness and can teach us about medical devices we use at home.

How To Celebrate National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

  1. Eat strawberry ice cream
  2. The obvious thing today is to buy strawberry ice cream from your favorite brand and relish it. Strawberry sorbet or any other form of frozen strawberry treat also qualifies if you’re lactose-intolerant or vegan. For a little more adventure, try a mixed flavor combination that you haven’t tried before.
  3. Make strawberry ice cream
  4. If you have an ice cream maker at home, now is the time to look up your favorite strawberry ice cream recipe online and whip up a delicious treat. Homemade ice cream recipes don’t require an ice cream maker, so you can always try that out.
  5. Convert a friend
  6. If you have a friend or family member who only sticks to one or two flavors that don’t involve strawberries, use this day to buy them your favorite make and see if they like it better. If you’re making your ice cream, you have the upper hand already.

5 Fun Facts About Ice Cream And Strawberries

  1. A strawberry has 200 seeds
  2. The average strawberry is covered in 200 seeds.
  3. Women patented ice cream machines
  4. Nancy Johnson from Philadelphia was the first American to patent a hand-cranked ice cream maker, while Agnes Marshall also patented a similar machine in England.
  5. Americans consume a lot of ice cream
  6. The average American leads the world with an annual consumption of around 23 pounds or 46 pints of ice cream per year.
  7. Americans consume much fewer strawberries
  8. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans consume around 3.4 pounds of fresh strawberries yearly.
  9. California produces the most strawberries

The state accounts for 75% of the crop in the country, which is around 1 billion pounds.

Why We Love National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

  1. It is an excuse to eat ice cream.
  2. If you’ve been craving ice cream and feel guilty about it, this day perfectly validates your cravings. Buy or make strawberry ice cream and enjoy it, knowing you’re part of a larger movement.
  3. It’s social media friendly.
  4. It’s a “cool” hashtag and makes for some great posts. You can even lookup one-liners online that have been created for this day. Take a photo of you making the ice cream, or enjoying it at your favorite hangout, with loved ones, or just by yourself.
  5. It is a treat for everyone.
  6. Gone are the days when only the rich elite could afford ice cream. Ice cream is one of the most popular things to eat now, and whether you’re eating alone or with someone, it is a testament to the democratization of society.

How To Celebrate National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

  1. Eat strawberry ice cream
  2. The obvious thing today is to buy strawberry ice cream from your favorite brand and relish it. Strawberry sorbet or any other form of frozen strawberry treat also qualifies if you’re lactose-intolerant or vegan. For a little more adventure, try a mixed flavor combination that you haven’t tried before.
  3. Make strawberry ice cream
  4. If you have an ice cream maker at home, now is the time to look up your favorite strawberry ice cream recipe online and whip up a delicious treat. Homemade ice cream recipes don’t require an ice cream maker, so you can always try that out.
  5. Convert a friend
  6. If you have a friend or family member who only sticks to one or two flavors that don’t involve strawberries, use this day to buy them your favorite make and see if they like it better. If you’re making your ice cream, you have the upper hand already.

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