PISCATAWAY, NJ – October is National Pharmacists Month. In recognition of the contributions those in the profession make to health care industry, Piscataway officials invited student representatives from Rutgers’ Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy to Tuesday’s council meeting where Mayor Brian Wahler presented them with a proclamation.

“Whereas the pharmacy exists as one of the oldest healthcare professions centered around proper medication use and patient care as its primary pillars,” Wahler read in part adding that there are over 12,000 licensed pharmacists across New Jersey working in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other settings.

The proclamation also recognized how pharmacists have helped redefine opioid and prescription education and contributed towards disaster relief through their assistance with other healthcare professionals.

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“I encourage all residents to acknowledge the valuable services of pharmacists to provide safe, affordable, and beneficial pharmaceutical care services and products to all citizens,” said Wahler from the proclamation.

Councilwoman, Chanelle McCullum, who is a registered pharmacist, joined in the honor as Wahler presented the proclamation to the students. 

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