Pharmacists Month

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, pharmacy is one of the oldest of the health professions concerned with the health and well-being of all people; and
WHEREAS, today, there are over 300,000 pharmacists practicing in the United States, with more than 8,900 practicing in Alabama, providing services to assure the rational and safe use of all medications; and
WHEREAS, the use of medication, as a cost-effective alternative to more expensive medical procedures, is becoming a major force in moderating overall health care costs; and
WHEREAS, today’s powerful medications require greater attention to the manner in which they are used by different patient population groups, both clinically and demographically; and
WHEREAS, it is important that all users of prescription and nonprescription medications, or their caregivers, be knowledgeable about and share responsibility for their own drug therapy:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2017, as
Pharmacists Month
in the State of Alabama and urge all citizens to acknowledge the valuable services of pharmacists in providing safe, affordable and beneficial pharmaceutical care services and products.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 28th day of September 2017.
Kay Ivey