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October is American Pharmacists Month

Know your Pharmacist, Know your Medicine


Celebrate and Spread the Word

The goal of American Pharmacists Month (APhM) is to promote your profession and get the attention you deserve among your peers, patients and community.

We’ve filled this site with ideas for activities and events that spotlight pharmacists’ contributions toward improving medication use and advancing patient care in all practice settings. Use these ideas throughout October—and all year long—to inspire your celebrations!

Remember: Email any coverage, clips, and event photos to

Get the Message to the People

APhA wants to help you send the right messages to the right people and generate buzz for your APhM events. We’ve put together tips to get the word out and give your audience the right impressions. The APhM Outreach and Messaging Page will help you reach your community, attract media coverage, get official recognition for APhM and use social media.

Share your story

APhA is compiling a catalog of portraits and stories celebrating our extraordinary pharmacist members. If you're an APhA pharmacist member, we invite you to share a story of a time when you provided oustanding patient care to positively impage the life of a patient. Please submit a candid photo along with a short, inspirational story about a maaningful, memorable experience with a patient, caretake or family member. 



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August 14, 2017
August 14, 2017
Tennessee saw major provider status legislation take effect on July 1. “Pharmacists as Providers” (HB 405/SB 461) gives Tennessee pharmacists formal...
‘Pharmacists as providers’ legislation went into effect July 1
July 13, 2017
July 13, 2017
The Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives health care committee held a hearing on legislation that would expand the scope of practice...
Hearing held last month included testimony from pharmacists and physicians
May 22, 2017
What an interesting week!  Last week, APhA Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Practice and Government Affairs Stacie Maass and I joined a small group...