October 21 through October 27, 2012: Michigan Pharmacy Week

WHEREAS, pharmacy professionals are vital members of the health care team who provide expert guidance in the safe and effective use of prescription and over-the-counter medications; and,


WHEREAS, pharmacy professionals play a critical role in maintaining and improving the health of Michigan citizens by ensuring patients receive the most benefit from their medications; and,


WHEREAS, with education and experience, pharmacists encourage medication adherence, enhance patient therapy and detect and prevent dangerous medication interactions; and,


WHEREAS, during this week, we join with the Michigan Pharmacists Association to recognize pharmacists and pharmacy technicians serving in the Great Lakes State; we encourage all citizens to learn more about careers in pharmacy;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Sunday, October 21 through Saturday, October 27, 2012 as Michigan Pharmacy Week.