, 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Pharmacists in France are all trained to check foraged mushrooms for toxicity telegraph.co.uk/comment/l…
Idaho is the only state in America allowing Pharmacy Technicians to administer immunizations under supervision of a Pharmacist info.nhanow.com/learning-…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
. Chinese pharmacist, Hon Lik invented the e-cigarette to quit smoking – but now he's a dual user theguardian.com/society/2…
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…
The Conversation heart candy was invented in 1847 by a pharmacist named Oliver Chase en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swe…
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…
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…
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…
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/?&…
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…
All pharmacists in the US that graduated after 2006 are Doctors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pha…
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…
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…
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…
Ben Gay was named after its inventor, French pharmacist Jules BenguΓ©. bengay.com/faqs
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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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…
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…
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…
The pharmacist's symbol "Rx" is a Latin word "recipere" or "recipe," which means "Take, thou. straightdope.com/columns/…
Coca-Cola was originally invented by two pharmacists, by mistake! derbygripe.co.uk/oddsocks…
Today I learned about a pharmacist who made millions of dollars by diluting cancer medications, affecting thousands. secure.wikimedia.org/wiki…
... A pharmacist named Charles Alderton created Dr Pepper drpepper.com/info/faq/#a
The cocktail as we know it was created by a pharmacist imgur.com/Tx3QH

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