In 1804, German pharmacist Friedrich SertΓΌner isolated an alkaloid from an opium plant and named it after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams. He called it "morphium"--more commonly known today as morphine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
, in order to popularize potatoes in France, a pharmacist by the name of Antoine-Augustin Parmentier acquired a large plot of land from the king and hired guards to watch over them with instructions to allow thieves to get away. The plan worked and the potatoes helped fight off famine. farmersalmanac.com/parmen…
The Japanese carbonated soft drink Ramune was invented in 1884 by the Scottish pharmacist Alexander Cameron Sim. This drink became very popular with the local Japanese after it was advertised in the Tokyo Mainichi Newspaper as a preventative for cholera. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram…
There's a 78 year-old pharmacist, Bill Pagel, who collects Bob Dylan memorabilia. He owns 15,000 photos, 4,000 posters, and two houses that Bob Dylan lived in as a child. startribune.com/ultimate-…
The only private building on the National Mall in the United States is owned by the American Pharmacists Association. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
A pharmacist misread a woman’s prescription for dry eye medication and gave her a cream for erectile dysfunction instead. The woman suffered temporary chemical injuries to her eyes. nypost.com/2019/01/09/wom…
Gigantopithecus blacki was the largest ape ever recorded. The first fossils were discovered after being on sale in a pharmacist in Hong Kong, listed as, "dragon bones/teeth". It's estimated that they weighed between 300 - 500kg and reached 3m in height. newdinosaurs.com/1134_gig…
Pharmacists in France have been trained in mycology, so foragers take the mushrooms they have gathered to their pharmacist where, free of charge, the mushrooms are checked for toxicity. renestance.com/foraging-f…
Today I learned of a city in the U.S. called George, Washington. The name was chosen by Charlie Brown, a local pharmacist, to honour the first U.S. president. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Before 1748 potatoes were considered hogs feed by French and the French Parlement banned cultivations as they thought potato plantations causes of leprosy. Antoine Parmentier a pharmacist changed all that through research and pioneering for potatoes to be accepted. geriwalton.com/man-who-ma…
In England in 1858, a confectioner making peppermint lozenges tried to purchase harmless powdered gypsum from a local pharmacist but was accidentally sold 12 pounds of arsenic trioxide. 21 people died and more than 200 others became ill when the poisoned candy was unwittingly sold to the public. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/185…
Chocolate milk was invented by an Irishman while visiting Jamaica in the 1680s. Locals mixed cocoa with water - which Hans Sloane found nauseating - so instead he mixed it with milk to make it more pleasant. He brought the recipe to England, where it was made and sold by pharmacists as medicine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
Pharmacists in France are all trained to check foraged mushrooms for toxicity telegraph.co.uk/comment/l…
In the 1946 movie It's A Wonderful Life when the pharmacist hits young George Baily (Bob Anderson) in anger and blood comes out of the child's ear, that was not a special effect. The pharmacist really smacked him so hard that the child's ear started bleeding. articles.latimes.com/1996…
Idaho is the only state in America allowing Pharmacy Technicians to administer immunizations under supervision of a Pharmacist info.nhanow.com/learning-…
The more educated you are in a field, the more likely you are to buy generic brands related to that field. For example, pharmacists more likely to buy generic aspirin than name-brand. blogs.wsj.com/economics/2…
Colin Murdoch a New Zealand pharmacist made a number of significant inventions, in particular the tranquilliser gun, the disposable hypodermic syringe and the child-proof medicine container. rnz.co.nz/national/progra…
A pharmacist who had never done surgery performed an appendectomy on a crewmate aboard the submarine USS Seadragon because he was the best option. He was successful. warfarehistorynetwork.com…
In North Dakota, all CVS', Walmarts and Walgreens lack pharmacies due to a law that requires all pharmacies be 51 percent owned by a pharmacist npr.org/sections/health-s…
The only non-Jew in the Krakow Ghetto was a pharmacist named Tadeusz Pankiewicz. He provided the ghetto's Jews with free pharmaceuticals, smuggled food and information, and hid Jews facing deportation to the camps. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tad…
Today I learned about the Batavia mutiny. The 340 survivors of a wreck were stranded on an island off the coast of Australia. A pharmacist leading the survivors had dozens massacred and by the time rescue arrived, there had been a battle for a makeshift fort built by survivors and over 100 people were dead nationalgeographic.com.au…
Today I learned about the Singapore chewing gum ban has been in place since '92. Since '04, an exception has existed for therapeutic, dental, or nicotine chewing gum,which can be bought from a doctor or pharmacist. It is currently not illegal to chew gum in Singapore, merely to import it and sell it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Pharmacists in France are trained in mycology, and as a public service you can take the mushrooms you find to the pharmacy to ensure that they are edible! doctorsreview.com/feature…
A pharmacist in Kansas took blood samples from about 50 people over a period of 11 years, telling them it was for a research study and sometimes paying them. There was no research study. www2.ljworld.com/news/200…
John Pemberton, the Pharmacist that invented Coca Cola, served in the Confederate Calvary, where he suffered a sabre wound, which caused him to become addicted to morphine, an addiction that would eventually cause him to sell his rights to Coke to fund his disease. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The founder of A&W root beer purchased his recipe from a pharmacist. He opened his first stand in 1919 and charged 5Β’ per mug. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
Merck, the chemical and pharmaceutical company (that was also the parent corporation of US-based Merck & Co.) is 349 years old. It was founded in Darmstadt by a German pharmacist Friedrich Jacob Merck in 1668. His family still owns majority of the shares. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mer…
A pharmacist would not leave the town of Picher, Ok even after it was declared part of a Superfund site and rocked by an EF4 tornado. He stayed because he loved his job so much. When he died there were less than 20 people still living in Picher. reddirtchronicles.com/201…
Walgreen's the nations largest Pharmacy chain, was overcharging the government for Medicare/Medicaid prescriptions for years. Only when a pharmacist decided to report it to the authorities under the "false claims act" created by Abraham Lincoln to protect those who reported war profiteers. startribune.com/local/min…
. Chinese pharmacist, Hon Lik invented the e-cigarette to quit smoking – but now he's a dual user theguardian.com/society/2…
Matt Kroc (a world record powerlifter, NPC bodybuilder, US Marine, pharmacist, father and testicular cancer survivor) transitioned into a woman last year and legally changed his name to Janae Marie. nydailynews.com/sports/mo…
The Conversation heart candy was invented in 1847 by a pharmacist named Oliver Chase en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swe…
Before getting arrested for fraud and sentenced to 30 years federal prison, a Kansas City Pharmacist gave his wife $80,000 in cash and 100 doses of Prozac. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Mark Steven Foster (a pharmacist, entrepreneur who helped develop the CD-Rom, and high priest of a Santeria cult) attempted a life insurance scam by having his nephew kill him and then use a voodoo ritual to place his spirit in another person's body. It didn't work... wwrn.org/articles/9452/?&…
All pharmacists in the US that graduated after 2006 are Doctors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pha…
The US government paid three pharmacists from Key West, Fla., $597 million for blowing the whistle on billions in Medicare fraud by big pharmaceutical companies bloomberg.com/news/2013-0…
Cloud formations were categorised and named by pharmacist Luke Howard, thus originating nephology and helping for a better understanding of meteorology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luk…
The first major surgery performed on a submarine was done with improvised tools by a pharmacist's mate who had no formal training. medicalcorps.org/lipes.ht…
In Atlanta, American pharmacist John Pemberton first sold his carbonated beverage Coca-Cola as a patent medicine, claiming that it cured a number of diseases. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coc…
Erhard Milch, who oversaw the Luftwaffe β€” Nazi Germany's air force β€” was the son of a Jewish pharmacist. jewornotjew.com/profile.j…
Today I learned of the American town named Point Roberts. Physically connected to Canada, not the US, it has no doctors, dentists, pharmacists, or vets. Having only a primary school, from 4th grade on students cross the border 4 times daily to take a 40-minute ride through BC to Blaine, Washington for school. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poi…
St. Nicholas is the patron saint of children, but also of thieves, pharmacists, newlyweds, haberdashers, military intelligence, murderers, lovers, and on and on... stnicholascenter.org/page…
In 1854 Ignacy Lukasiewicz, a Polish pharmacist, built the first oil refinery and started the modern petroleum industry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ign…
Pharmacies throw away defective medication. These medications are usually misshaped and/or broken. The defective medication is discarded in the vendor bottle. It is also in accordance with the law that the pharmacist removes the label.

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Ben Gay was named after its inventor, French pharmacist Jules BenguΓ©. bengay.com/faqs
Today I learned about the Conscience Clause that allows pharmacists and doctors to not dispense drugs for it being against personal religious beliefs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
That bitters originated from a natural anti-malarial compound extracted and preserved with alcohol by medieval pharmacists, yielding many famous drinks still served at bars today npr.org/blogs/thesalt/201…
It is advised that the opinion of a doctor or pharmacist should be obtained before anyone under 19 years of age is given any medication containing aspirin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rey…

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