Drug Topics launches time capsule for future pharmacists

January 3, 2008

Drug Topics launches time capsule for future pharmacists

It doesn't contain Oxycontin or Viagra, but Drug Topics' time capsule, which was sealed at the ASHP midyear meeting in Las Vegas last month, harbors other goodies that capture the ethos of pharmacy circa 2007. Set up to commemorate Drug Topics' 150th anniversary last year, the time capsule is designed to give pharmacists of the future a snapshot of what pharmacy was like in 2007. Among the collectables in the eight-cubic-foot chest are Wolters Kluwer Health's 2007 edition of Facts & Comparisons, a T shirt from National Council for Prescription Drug Programs proclaiming "I survived NPI," and other timely knick-knacks. To be stored for the next 50 years at the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP) in Madison, Wis., the capsule will be reopened at an ASHP meeting in 2057. Pictured below is the capsule sealing ceremony, which took place at the ASHP midyear meeting in Las Vegas in December.