Profile America: American Pharmacists Month

Wednesday, October 16th. The art and science of mixing therapeutic compounds to assist medical practice goes back 4,500 or more years. Centuries ago, such specialized business was termed apothecary. Today, the familiar name is pharmacy — and the pharmacists behind the counter are continuously trained professionals.

Dr. Bridget Cangelosi Bednarik , Pharmacist at CVS store # 2697 located at 3681 Bruckner Blvd. in Pelham Bay

October is American Pharmacists Month, a time to appreciate the years of education and devotion to patient safety that distinguishes this ancient profession. The importance of the pharmacist increases, as new drugs are continuously approved by the Food and Drug Administration, with ever the chance of negative drug interactions.

There are over 48,000 pharmacies and drug stores nationwide, in addition to those within our 7,100 hospitals.

Profile America is in its 23rd year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online.

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