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Walgreens marks American Pharmacists Month

BY David Salazar

As part of American Pharmacists Month, Walgreens announced that it recently recognized its pharmacists for their role in patient care in the United States and Puerto Rico.

“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,” said Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of operations. “Our pharmacists deliver a variety of healthcare 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.”

Walgreens said that it has introduced adherence tools for pharmacists to improve their personalized patient support, including the Patient Care Portal. The tool prioritizes patients who have fallen behind on their medication schedule, enabling a personalized approach to patient support that can help overcome barriers to adherence.

The company said it also would be recognizing its pharmacy technicians on Oct. 16, which is National Pharmacy Technician Day, as well as its Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants during National Physician Assistant Week and National Nurse Practitioner Week, which take place Oct. 6 to 12 and Nov. 11 to 17, respectively.

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