It can sometimes take up to 20 years to develop a new medication.
Egypt is home to some of the oldest pharmaceutical records. These records, called Ebers Papyrus, dating back to around 1500 B.C., hold information on hundreds of prescriptions and medications.
Alexander Fleming, a reputable researcher in the pharmacy and medical industry, discovered penicillin by accident.
Penicillin is now the one of the most popular prescribed antibiotics.
Last year through the EVNIRx program, members of the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) collected over 100 tonnes of expired drugs. This is equivalent to roughly 15 male African elephants.
Pharmacist and WWII veteran, Benjamin Green, wanted to develop a product to protect himself and fellow soldiers from sunburn. This product would later become Coppertone suntan lotion.
Benjamin Franklin was a pharmacist and Agatha Christie was a pharmacy technician.