Governor Proclaims October “Virginia Pharmacists Month!”

Governor McAuliffe has recognized October 2017 as Virginia Pharmacists Month!

WHEREAS, pharmacists are vital members of healthcare teams and are directly involved in patient care; and

WHEREAS, pharmacists are among the most accessible healthcare providers in the community; and

WHEREAS, today’s increasingly complex medications require individualized medication management and prevention strategies; and

WHEREAS, there are more than 14,400 licensed pharmacists in Virginia, 8,400 of whom are in the workforce, improve the healthcare outcomes, and reduce healthcare costs of more than eight million Virginians through pharmacists’ roles as medication experts; and

WHEREAS, it is important that all users and caregivers who administer prescription and nonprescription medications are knowledgeable about their responsibilites; and

WHEREAS, Virginia Pharmacists Month is an opportunity to recognize the hard work of pharmacists throughout the Commonwealth;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize October 2017 as VIRGINIA PHARMACISTS MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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And thank you to the students at VCU School of Pharmacy for securing this year’s proclamation!