In 2016, National Pharmacy week was the second to the last full week in October. Pharmacists have an essential job by dispensing medicine to people who are sick. They make sure that the drug they are preparing for their customers understands how to take it and what amount. The pharmacist must also make sure the medicine they are dispensing does not cause problems with other medications the customer is seeking. The pharmacist also discusses the possible side effects with the customer about their drug. Pharmacists work long hours and sometimes on weekends since medicine is for sick people.