Happy #WorldPharmacistDay 💊🧪
This year’s topic is “Safe and Effective Use of Medicines for All”, aiming to highlight the important role of the pharmacist in ensuring the safe use of medicines and reducing prescription errors.
The 25th of September has been established World Pharmacist’s Day at the initiative of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).
According to data from the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) there are 400,000 pharmacists in Europe and 46,000,000 people visit pharmacies daily. 98% of the population can visit the nearest pharmacy in less than 30 minutes.
In addition, in nine European countries citizens can be vaccinated against influenza in pharmacies and in 20 European countries citizens can receive support for smoking cessation in pharmacies.
Pharmacies in 25 European countries are also involved in the campaign for the return and destruction of expired medicines.