150 Years of American Pharmacy: A 'swelling the moral force'


Pharmacists begin to organize into trade associations.

Editor's note: Throughout 2007, this column, which takes a look at some of the most important moments in the history of pharmacy, will appear in each issue as part of our sesquicentennial celebration. Tied with this column is a pharmacy history contest, which we are urging all readers to participate in. Monthly questions based on this column will be posted on the Drug Topics anniversary microsite. Contestants are eligible to win a Visa gift card of $250. For details about the contest, go to http://www.drugtopics.com/.

Other groups soon came along. In August 1942, Drug Topics reported that the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists had been formed at the APhA convention that year. ASHP would not become fully independent of APhA until the 1970s, joining the growing chorus of diverse pharmacy organizations.

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