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February 2024: The 'Rx" symbol, commonly used as a medical prescription symbol, originated from what Latin word meaning "recipe".

Recipere: which means to take. The word was later abbreviated and became Rx as we know it today.

 

January 2024: Why did the pharmacist starting selling donuts?

They wanted to provide a "hole" some treat to go along with your prescriptions.

December 2023: How did the pharmacist wish their customers a happy holiday?

With a prescription for joy, laughter and good health

 

November 2023: What did the pharmacist say to the customer who couldn't find their medication? 

"Don't worry, we'll refill your prescription for patience"

 

May 2023: What is the most expensive drug?

Zolgensma – $2,125,000

Source: https://www.goodrx.com/healthcare-access/drug-cost-and-savings/most-expensive-drugs-period

 

March 2023: What state was home to the first hospital pharmacy?

The answer is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(source: https://www.express-scripts.com/pharmacy/blog/history-of-pharmacy)

 

January 2023: 

A certain founding father was a pharmacist before a printer and inventor. Who is this?

The answer is Benjamin Franklin. 

(source: https://www.pharmacytimes.com/view/benjamin-franklin-a-founding-father-of-pharmacy)

 

October 2022:  Trivia From The Past

A single snake wrapped around a staff became a medical symbol from the fifth Century BCE. 

Snake venom was often used in conjunction with other chemicals for medicines.

Unicorns were first mentioned by the ancient Greeks as a symbol of purity and grace.

Their spiraling horn was believed to have had the power to heal, especially against poisons.

Crocodiles or alligators were associated with apothecary and chemist shops. It was a way of

showing that chemist had access to the rarest & most exotic ingredients.

 

 

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