NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University and Spectrum Pharmacy Institute, a national pharmaceutical compounding education and training center, gathered with pharmacy students at Rutgers to celebrate October as American Pharmacists Month.
American Pharmacists Month is a national campaign sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) observed every October to celebrate and educate the public, legislators, and other health care professionals about the valuable contribution of pharmacists to their communities and to the healthcare continuum.
Celebrating an Official Commemoration
October 1st Mayor James Cahill officially declared October as American Pharmacists Month in the City of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Proclamation included mention of the "Healthcare City" of New Brunswick being home to Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, and pharmaceutical manufacturers such as Spectrum Pharmacy Products.
At the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, the Mayor's Proclamation was shared and celebrated with Rutgers pharmacy students by the school's Dean Joseph Barone and Assistant Dean Donna Feudo on October 12. Also in attendance at the celebration were the APhA student chapter president, Karishma Patel, and executives from Spectrum Pharmacy Products and the Spectrum Pharmacy Institute.
Dean Barone stated, "We very much appreciate Mayor Cahill and the City of New Brunswick honoring the important role of pharmacists and recognizing American Pharmacists Month, the university and the School of Pharmacy with this Proclamation. Our students are the future of pharmacy and will play a crucial role in the health and well-being of society."
APhA student chapter president Karishma Patel said, "American Pharmacists Month helps raise awareness of the pharmacy profession and it further enables student pharmacists to advocate for the profession as the role of a pharmacist evolves within the core professional healthcare team."
Spectrum Pharmacy Products Division President Craig A. Recatto, Ph.D., commented, "As a provider of continuing education for pharmacists through the Spectrum Pharmacy Institute, the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy reviews and jointly accredits our training courses. We share a commitment to providing excellence in pharmacist and pharmacy technician education. We are proud to support American Pharmacists Month and to celebrate it with the students."
About the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University
The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, offers a preeminent six-year professional curriculum leading to the doctor of pharmacy degree, along with innovative research and graduate programs of national distinction. Ranked 26th in the nation and first in the New York metropolitan region by U.S. News & World Report, the school is dedicated to excellence in health care and biomedical education, visionary scholarship in the pharmaceutical sciences, and exemplary clinical practice.
About Spectrum Pharmacy Institute (SPI)
Spectrum Pharmacy Institute is a 42,000-square foot pharmacy distribution, manufacturing, and training facility located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. SPI is committed to providing the finest academic learning experience in the industry. The Institute offers the latest comprehensive lecture-based and hands-on compounding education. Learning programs feature a cutting-edge multi-media, audio-visual classroom and laboratory experience, including ISO-Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms, fully functional teaching laboratories, current compounding equipment and supplies, and USP 800 compliant facilities.
Courses are written and presented by subject matter experts, and all education programs are reviewed by faculty of Rutgers University's Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy or the American College of Apothecaries, and jointly accredited with Spectrum Pharmacy Institute. For more information, visit spectrumpharmacyinstitute.com.
About Spectrum Pharmacy Products
Spectrum Pharmacy Products, a division of Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing Corporation, manufactures and distributes high-quality compounding chemicals, equipment and supplies. Spectrum has been serving compounders for more than 40 years with the industry's largest portfolio of USP/NF grade products and DEA Controlled Substances (Schedules I – V). Its bicoastal cGMP facilities are FDA registered and inspected, with additional certification to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Spectrum is known for extensive laboratory testing with the highest standards and most modern instrumentation in the industry in both its New Jersey and California laboratories. For more information, visit spectrumrx.com.
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