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6 Memorable Television Pharmacists, Part 4

This article is the fourth part of a series on memorable pharmacists in television history. For part 3, click here.
Pharmacists are generally considered some of the most trusted and highly regarded professionals. In a 2016 Gallup poll, pharmacists were ranked the No. 2 most trusted professionals by American respondents, just below nurses, with 67% rating the honesty and ethical standards of pharmacists “high” or “very high.”
Despite this, pharmacists are often portrayed in movies and television in a negative light. In 2015, researchers conducted a study to determine whether pharmacist characters were depicted in a positive, negative, or neutral manner in films and TV shows available in the United States between 1970 and 2013. Their data found that of the 231 pharmacist portrayals identified, 145 (63%) were negative, 56 (24%) were neutral, and 30 (13%) were positive. Additionally, very few pharmacist characters were recurring ones on TV.1

Here is a look at six more of the most memorable TV characters who are pharmacists:
19. Eddie Walzer in Nurse Jackie2
Nurse Jackie is an award winning medical-comedy series that premiered in June 2009 and concluded in June 2015. The show revolves around Jackie Peyton, an emergency department nurse at All Saints’ hospital in New York City, as she navigates through the drama of her job, personal life, and intricacies of the healthcare system.
Eddie Walzer is one of the show’s main characters, appearing in all 80 episodes, who works as a pharmacist at All Saints’ hospital. Early in the very first episode of the series it’s revealed that Jackie is having a secret affair with Eddie. In return, he supplies her with Percocet and other drugs to help with her back pain and ultimately fuel her drug addiction. Later in the series, Eddie goes

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