Saturday, 13 July 2013


Tell me one thing have anyone of you have ever searched about worlds great pharmacists? .yesterday as i was walking around i met a b tech a student we were not familiar with  each other but we started talking in a middle of talk he asked me a question that as per your profession how many great pharmacist you can name i was totally numb  i can't name more than two. so this gave me idea to put a post about great pharmacist .so who is a pharmacist? in my opinion anyone who deals with use,discovery and sales of pharmaceutical compound is a pharmacist . so lets talk about persons who made it.
Ibn al-baitar:man who discovered anticancers 

He was one of the greatest scientists of Muslim Spain and an eminent botanist and pharmacist during the Middle Ages. He was born in the  Spanish city of Benalmadena, near Malaga, towards  the end of the 12th century. He received his education as a physician in Seville, under the guidance of Abul Abbas Ahmad. He developed a great interest in  botany, which he learned from his teacher, who was  also a botanist. He started collecting plants in and  around Andalusia. In 1219, he left Spain on a plant collecting expedition and travelled along the northern  coast of Africa, as far as Asia Minor. his most remarkable achievements was  the discovery of the anti-cancer effects of the plant named hindiba as having “anti-cancer” properties and which can be  used to treat tumors and neoplastic disorders. After  its usefulness in the treatment of neoplastic disorders  was recognized, Hindiba was patented in 1997 by Nil Sari, Hanzade Dogan, and John K. Snyder.In the year 1224 CE, he entered the service of Malik al-Kamil, the Egyptian ruler, and was appointed chief herbalist.Al-Kamil extended his kingdom to  Damascus, and Ibn al-Baitar accompanied him there,  which provided him with an opportunity to collect  plants in Syria, Palestine, and many parts of Iraq
AL RAZI:Introduce chemicals to world
Muhammad ibn Zakariyā Rāzī  Abu Bakr Mohammad Bin Yahia Bin Zakaria Al-Razi Mohammad-e Zakariā-ye Rāzi, known as Rhazes or Rasis after medieval Latinists (August 26, 865 – 925), was a Persian Muslim polymath, a prominent figure in Islamic Golden Age physician, alchemist and chemist, philosopher, and scholar. Numerous "firsts" in medical research, clinical care, and chemistry are attributed to him, including being the first to differentiate smallpox from measles, and the discovery of numerous compounds and chemicals including alcohol, kerosene, among others.Edward Granville Browne considers him as "probably the greatest and most original of all the physicians, and one of the most prolific as an author". Razi made fundamental and enduring contributions to the fields of medicine, alchemy, music, and philosophy, recorded in over 200 books and articles in various fields of science. He was well-versed in Ancient Persian, Greek and Ancient Indian medical knowledge and made numerous advances in medicine through own observations and discoveries
Arthur D. Levinson:Chairman of
Arthur D. Levinson (born March 31, 1950) is the chairman of Genentech (1999 to present) and the chairman of Apple Inc. (2011 to present). He is the former chief executive officer of Genentech (1995–2009) and is also a member of Genentech’s Scientific Research Board, which serves as an advisory group to the company regarding its research and early development projects.In addition to serving as Chairman for Genentech and Apple. Inc., Levinson serves on the Board of Directors of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc. and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He currently serves on the Board of Scientific Consultants of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Industrial Advisory Board of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), the Advisory Council for the Princeton University Department of Molecular Biology and the Advisory Council for the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.

Caleb Davis Bradham:Pepsi man
invented the soft drink Pepsi-Cola. He was a pharmacist, born in Chinquapin, Duplin County, North Carolina, May 27, 1867. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of the Philanthropic Society, and attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Circa 1890, he dropped out of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, owing to his father's business going bankrupt. After returning to North Carolina, he was a public school teacher for about a year, and soon thereafter opened a drug store in New Bern named the "Bradham Drug Company" that, like many other drug stores of the time, also housed a soda fountain.  Bradham named his drink after a combination of the terms “pepsin” and “cola,” as he believed that his drink aided digestion much like the pepsin enzyme does, even though it was not used as an ingredient. His assistant James Henry King was the first to taste the new drink.

On December 24, 1902, the Pepsi-Cola Company was incorporated in North Carolina, with Bradham as the president, and on June 16, 1903 the first Pepsi-Cola trademark was registered. Also in 1903, he moved his Pepsi-Cola production out of his drug store and into a rented building nearby. In 1905, Bradham began selling Pepsi-Cola in six-ounce bottles (up until this time he sold Pepsi-Cola as a syrup only), and awarded two franchises to North Carolina bottlers.
Ignacy Lukasiewicz:  worlds first oil refinery
Jan Józef Ignacy Lukasiewicz (Polish pronunciation: [wukaˈɕɛvʲitʂ]; 1822–1882) was a Polish pharmacist and petroleum industry pioneer who in 1856 built the first oil refinery in the world..Among his other achievements were the discovery of how to distill kerosene from seep oil, the invention of the modern kerosene lamp (1853), the introduction of the first modern street lamp in Europe (1853), and the construction of the first world modern oil well (1854). Łukasiewicz became a wealthy man and one of the most prominent philanthropists in Galicia. Because of his support for the economical development of the region, a popular saying was coined attributing all paved roads to his guldens. In early 1854 Łukasiewicz moved to Gorlice, where he continued his work. He set up many companies together with entrepreneurs and landowners. That same year, he opened the world's first oil "mine" at Bóbrka, near Krosno (still operational as of 2006). At the same time Łukasiewicz continued his work on kerosene lamps. Later that year he set up the first kerosene street lamp in Gorlice's borough of Zawodzie. In the following years he opened several other oil wells, each of them as a joint-venture with various local merchants and businessmen The refinery was destroyed in a fire in 1859, but was rebuilt in Polanka[disambiguation needed] near Krosno the following year.
John Pemberton
John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888) was a Confederate veteran and an American pharmacist, and is best known for being the inventor of Coca-Cola. he became addicted to morphine which he used to ease the pain. He was a pharmacist and as such searched for a cure to counteract this addiction. He began experimenting with coca and coca wines, eventually creating his own version of Vin Mariani, containing kola nut and damiana, which he called Pemberton's French Wine Coca. With public concern about drug addiction, depression and alcoholism among veterans, and "neurasthenia" among "highly-strung" Southern women,his medicinal concoction was advertised as being particularly beneficial for "ladies, and all those whose sedentary employment causes nervous prostration, irregularities of the stomach, bowels and kidneys, who require a nerve tonic and a pure, delightful diffusible stimulant"

As i described mens in my post but this list will never be complete if i dnt talk about the womens involved  in this noble profession  so lets count on womens
Dora Akunyili : She lives for pharmacology
Dora Nkem Akunyili (born July 14, 1954 in Makurdi, Benue State) is the former Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria and former (December 17, 2008 - December 15, 2010) Nigerian Minister of Information and Communications. She is a pharmacist and governmental administrator who has gained international recognition and won hundreds of awards for her work in pharmacology, public health and human rights Since Akunyili took over leadership of NAFDAC, she has established as a top priority the eradication of counterfeit drugs and unsafe food.[Before Akunyili assumed duty, Nigeria became a place where fake and substandard foods and drugs were being dumped without any form of regulations. She became angry because “so many of (her) countrymen and women (were) fighting killer diseases like malaria and tuberculosis with little more than sugar syrup and chalk tablets, cynically packaged to look like the real thing.” Although Akunyili has faced considerable risk to her personal safety in order to combat the issue of fake drugs, “She [has been] dancing with danger. And she [has been collecting] very visibly awards all over the world appearing with whomever has a smile to share
Molly Stevens : a professor
Molly Stevens is currently Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine and the Research Director for Biomedical Material Sciences in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College. She joined Imperial in 2004 after a Postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Professor Robert Langer in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to this she graduated from Bath University with a First Class Honours degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and was then awarded a PhD in biophysical investigations of specific biomolecular interactions and single biomolecule mechanics from the Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis at the University of Nottingham (2000). In 2010 she was recognised by The Times as one of the top ten scientists under the age of 40 and also received the Polymer International-IUPAC award for creativity in polymer science, the Rosenhain medal and the Norman Heatley Prize for Interdisciplinary research from the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2009 she was awarded the Jean Leray Award from the European Society for Biomaterials, in 2007 the prestigious Conference Science Medal from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and in 2005 the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Engineering. She has also recently been recognised by the TR100, a compilation of the top innovators, under the age of 35, who are transforming technology - and the world with their work. Her previous awards include the Ronald Belcher Memorial Lecture Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (2000) and both the Janssen Prize and the UpJohn Prize for academic excellence and research. 
Marla Ahlgrimm:First to identify hormone testing

Marla Ahlgrimm is an American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, pharmacist and expert in women’s hormonal health. She is the author of The HRT Solution: Optimizing Your Hormone Potential which details the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy and the book Self-Help For Premenstrual Syndrome. She is a frequent lecturer, has been featured as an expert in numerous professional journals and consumer magazines and has appeared on regional and national television and radio broadcasts. Ahlgrimm is the co-founder of Madison Pharmacy Associates, the first pharmacy in the United States devoted to women’s health.She is also the founder of Women’s Health America and is currently the President of Cyclin Pharmaceuticals.Ahlgrimm began her career at a local pharmacy in Madison, Wisconsin. During her time there, she identified symptoms that affected some of her patients severely. She identified these symptoms as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), prior to PMS being widely used as a term in the United States.Her early research was inspired by British physician Dr. Katharina Dalton who coined the term PMS during the 1950s.
Ahlgrimm co-founded Madison Pharmacy Associates in 1982. Madison Pharmacy Associates was the first pharmacy in the United States specializing in women’s health. She is considered a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of premenstrual syndrome, developing many of the bioidentical hormone therapy prescription options used today for hormone imbalance. She was one of the first to identify hormone testing options to understand individual hormone levels in women allowing for customization of hormone dosing. Ahlgrimm and her staff at Madison Pharmacy Associates provided care to women concerned with PMS, perimenopause, menopause, as well as specialized nutritional supplements and low dose, customized natural hormone prescription therapy. In 1997, she purchased competitor Bajamar Pharmacy, whose vice president praised Ahlgrimm stating, "She's more dedicated to women's health than anyone else I've met.
Janette Roberts
Jan has spent more than 40 years in the health care industry, almost 30 of those working in the area of women’s reproductive health. She is a Pharmacist with a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Nutrition and the Australian representative for Foresight the British Association famous for its work in promoting preconception health care. As coauthor of the international best selling series The Natural Way to Better Babies …Better Pregnancy … Better Birth & Bonding … and Better Breastfeeding, Jan has presented ‘preconception’ and ‘wellness’ workshops and seminars to the general public and health professionals around Australia, NZ and US since 1987. She has made frequent appearances on radio and TV and is a regular contributor to various magazines and journals.Jan was the co‐founder of one of the first Wellness Centres in Australia, later becoming the Director of Integrative Medicine at Spa Chakra ‐ Australia’s premier day spa where she developed programs for preconception, anti‐ageing, vitality and longevity. As Director of Well 4 life and Well 4 work she has provided educational material and complementary programs, services and products that support individual clients and corporations in their quest for total health and well being.

so these were few persons from the group of thousands of great personalities .hope all of you like the post and i am also sure that you must have few great name with you so please dnt forget to mention them in the comment box

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