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Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians honored amid pandemic

Amata with the hardworking LBJ Pharmacy staff. [
Source: Congresswoman Aumua Amata Washington office

Pago Pago — Congresswoman Aumua Amata highlighted National Pharmacy Week, which recognizes the contributions of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

“Thank you to our pharmacists and pharmacy technicians for all you do!” said Aumua Amata. “The pandemic, along with all the changes it brought to our economy and activities, has had a way of showing us how truly valuable many jobs are that might have been too easily taken for granted. When anyone is ill, after seeing a doctor, pharmacists are often the last health professional we see as we go fill our prescriptions, and they have a key role in medical care.”

Pharmacy Week is celebrated in October, the third full week of the month, to acknowledge the contributions that pharmacists and technicians make to the entire health care effort, including patient care in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and any other healthcare settings.

“We rely on pharmacies for correct medicines,” Amata concluded. “Pharmacies are often resources for such health services as blood pressure checks, flu shots, and important reminders of important details in how and when to take medications.”