月別アーカイブ: 2013年12月

NYC pharmacy offers wellness bar to cure your hangover

It’s almost New Year’s Eve. Do you know where your hangover cure is?

A young New York pharmacist, Stanley George, is creating buzz with a namesake pharmacy on the Lower East Side that fills prescriptions and also offers a wellness bar with his trademarked “Drinks & Drugs” menu.

George worked at big pharmacies, including Duane Reade, for nearly two decades before launching Stanley’s Pharmacy at 31 Ludlow St.

The pharmacy, which he self-funded with $120,000, has grossed upward of $150,000 since opening in late July.

George estimates 300 percent year-over-year growth. Approximately 70 percent of his sales are in scripts, and 30 percent come via the wellness bar and over-the-counter remedies.

His idea is to offer old-fashioned services that recall the days when customers knew pharmacists by name, in addition to filling modern prescriptions.

He launched a custom tea line in December that has 12 blends for targeted ailments, including hangovers, sore throats and stomachaches.

The pharmacy also makes custom soda syrups in-house, including mint, basil, orange, mojito and ginger ale, with fresh fruits and herbs, and is selling kombucha on tap and coconut water from Thailand.

He plans to sell these wholesale to bars and hotels.

George is tapping into the cool Lower East Side crowd and established local clientele, and he has already had dozens of international businesses coming to look at his business model.

He’ll be open New Year’s day to service New York City’s hangovers.

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Pharmacist tackles Council Bluffs robbery suspect

A Council Bluffs pharmacist recently stepped up to stop a robbery suspect. Pharmacist Bill Shipley’s fast action Friday could lead to a big break for police.

Authorities said 33-year-old Kelton Houts walked into the Union Pharmacy on West Broadway in Council Bluffs without a prescription. Houts reportedly said he had a gun and that he wanted all of their Oxycontin.

“It’s a narcotic pain medicine along the lines of morphine, so you get high,” Shipley said.

Shipley sent the other four employees to lock themselves in the back office and headed to the safe. He got out one bottle, put it in a sack and handed it to Houts.

As soon as Houts turned his back, Shipley tackled the alleged robber.

“I figure if I rushed him, if he had a gun, he couldn’t pull it that fast,” he said.

With the help of a man in the parking lot, Shipley wrestled away what ended up being a BB gun from Houts and held him down until police arrived.

This wasn’t the first time Shipley stopped a robber. Shipley said this was his third time stopping a would-be robber. Nearly a year earlier, Shipley punched a robbery suspect in the face. Another incident happened a decade earlier.

On Friday, Shipley said he was ready and knew what he had to do after hearing about other pharmacies in the area being robbed recently.

“If I didn’t stop him and he robbed the pharmacy next week and someone got hurt, I would feel really, really guilty that I didn’t do anything to stop it,” he said.

Authorities believe Houts could be connected to other crimes in Omaha and Council Bluffs.

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Pharmacist welcomes report into emergency care

Pharmacist believes their services should be used more often

By Alexa Copeland, Reporter (Darlington)

The Northern Echo: Many trips to the doctor could be avoided, says NHS report

Many trips to the doctor could be avoided, says NHS report

A DARLINGTON pharmacist has welcomed a report calling for change in how and where patients receive emergency treatment.

The report into urgent and emergency care services in England is part of a review ordered by the NHS medical director and it recommends the NHS makes more use of the skills and accessibility of community pharmacists.

Richard Binns, branch manager at Denmark Street Pharmacy, agreed with the findings and said: “This report is a great step forward in recognising the need to make the public more aware of what their local pharmacist can do for them.

“According to the report, 20 per cent of GP visits relate to minor ailments which could largely be dealt with by self-care and support from pharmacists like ourselves.

“The more people realise this and use us as first port of call, the more the burden on other health services will decrease.”

The proposed overhaul of the system would place community pharmacies like Denmark Street Pharmacy alongside GP visits and paramedic home visits offered by the NHS’s 111 service.

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