Walgreens celebrates American Pharmacists Month by spotlighting expanding role

In observance of American Pharmacists Month in October, Walgreens is recognizing its more than 28,000 pharmacists for their commitment to care and their role in improving patient outcomes throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

In observance of American Pharmacists Month in October, Walgreens is recognizing its more than 28,000 pharmacists for their commitment to care and their role in improving patient outcomes throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Walgreens supports pharmacists by implementing personalized adherence tools, such as the Patient Care Portal that allows pharmacists to prioritize patients who have fallen behind on their medication schedule due to issues such as forgetfulness or adverse effects. Walgreens will also acknowledge its pharmacy technicians on National Pharmacy Technician Day (October 16), its physician assistants during National Physician Assistant Week (October 6-12), and its Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners during National Nurse Practitioner Week (November 11–17). "As a pharmacist, I've seen first-hand how the role has evolved beyond filling prescriptions—and why it's more worthy than ever of our gratitude and respect," says Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of operations. "Our pharmacists deliver a variety of health care services and are relied upon to provide trusted advice and support. For millions of Americans, their Walgreens pharmacist is an essential partner in ensuring their health and quality of life—and we thank them for rising to that everyday challenge."