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Profession Celebrates Women Pharmacist Day This Month

Oct 12, 2021: The 12th day of the month was selected in honor of the legendary first female pharmacist in the United States, Elizabeth Gooking Greenleaf, who had 12 children and is an inspiring role model for thousands of women who dream of becoming pharmacists.

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Although women made up just 8% of all US pharmacists as recently as the 1960s, they now represent almost 70% of the pharmacy workforce