Blog

It's flu vaccine time!

With age comes a great many things: wisdom, maturity, beauty... and also a weaker immune system. This places adults over the age of 65 at greater risk for severe complications from influenza. Prevention is an important step in keeping healthy this flu season, and getting a flu vaccine is crucial. Quadrivalent Trivalent Protection 2 influenza A viruses + 2 B viruses 2 influenza A viruses + 1 B virus (broader protection with both B viruses) Vaccine Types Standard shot- age 6 months & above Flu Season In the US, flu activity peaks in January and February, but can begin as early as October and continue as late as May. Vaccines take about 2 weeks to build immunity in the body. Safety Flu vaccines are safe. Vaccine viruses used are inactivated (killed) or weakened and cannot cause influenza. Effectiveness 60% less likely to need treatment for flu after getting vaccinated. Also, reduces other illnesses, antibiotic use, time off work, hospitalizations, and deaths. Side Effects Soreness, redness or swelling where the shot was given; fever (low grade), aches   Read more »

Stay Cool this Summer!

After a long, cold winter, we are all looking foward to spending some much needed time outdoors and enjoying the warmer weather that summer brings! However, with that comes the possibilities of danger, as the summertime heat can become brutal. Keeping cool during summer isn't just for comfort but also for your wellness. Extreme heat can lead to very high body temperatures, brain and organ damage, and even death. People suffer heat-related illness when their bodies are unable to compensate and cool themselves properly. Extreme heat affects everyone. Elderly, children, the poor or homeless, persons who work or exercise outdoors, and those with chronic medical conditions are most at risk. Follow these tips below to stay cool this summer: 1. Alter your pattern of outdoor exercise to take advantage of cooler times like early morning or late evening. If you can't change the time of your workout, scale down by doing fewer minutes, walking instead of running, or decreasing your level of exertion. 2. Wear loose-fitting clothing, preferably white or of a light color. 3. Cotton clothing will keep you cooler than many synthetics. 4. Fill a spray bottle with water and keep it in the refrigerator for a quick refreshing spray to your face after being outdoors. 5. Fans can help circulate air and make you feel cooler even in an air-conditioned house. 6. Try storing lotions or cosmetic toners in the refrigerator to use on hot, overtired feet. 7. Keep plastic bottles of water in the freezer; grab one when your're ready to go outside. As the ice melts, you'll have a supply of cold water with you. 8. Take frequent baths or showers in cool or tepid water. 9. Combat dehydration by drinking plenty of water along with sports drinks or other sources of electrolytes. 10. Some people swear by small, portable, battery-powered fans. You may even find a version that attaches to a water bottle for spraying a cooling mist. 11. If you're wearing a cap or a hat, remove it and pour a bit of ice cold water into the hat, then quickly invert it and place it on your head. 12. Avoid caffiene and alcohol as these will increase dehydration. 13. Instead of hot foods, try lighter summer fare including frequent small meals or snacks containing cold fruit or low fat dairy products. As an added benefit, you won't have to cook next to a hot stove. 14. If you don't have air-conditioning, arrange to spend the hotest part of the day at a shopping mall, public library, movie theatre, or other public space that is cool. Many cities now have cooling centers that are open to the public on hot days. 15. Finally, use common sense. If the heat is intolerable, stay indoors or in the shade and avoid activities in direct sunlight or hot asphalt surfaces. Pay special attention to the elderly, infants and anyone with a chronic illness that you know, as they may dehydrate easily and be more susceptible to heat-related illnesses. Don't forget that pets also need protection from dehydration and heat-related illnesses, as well.   Read more »

Spring 2018 Medication Take Back Event

Medicine Store was happy to be a host site for the Spring 2018 DEA Medication Take Back Event on Saturday, April 28th. Our pharmacy was able to collect 372 pounds of expired, unused or unwanted medication. There were 6 pharmacy locations that collected for the DEA and the collective group was able to bring in 2539.5 pounds of expired, unused or unwanted medication. Cleaning out your medicine cabinet once or twice a year and disposing of drugs helps reduce prescription drug abuse. It also helps protect you and your family. You can help prevent prescription substance abuse by simply removing the opportunity for anyone that would be in your home to have access to your medicine cabinet. If you are no longer on a medication or it's expired, dispose of it in a permanent medication drop box location or bring it by a medication take back event. The DEA typically hosts such an event twice per year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Look for the DEA to provide another opportunity for medicine take back towards the end of September or October. Go to the DEA's website for more information.   Read more »

A New Shingles Vaccine is Available

Shingrix is the new shingles vaccine. The CDC prefers the use of Shingrix over Zostavax. Shingrix is administered in two doses, 2-6 months apart. Healthy adults ages 50 and older should be immunized. Shingrix is NOT a live vaccine, so it can be used in a wider range of patients. Shingrix has been shown to be more than 90% effective at protecting against shingles and related complications such as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), when both doses are given. In adults 50 to 69 years old who received two doses, Shingrix was 97% effective in preventing shingles and 91% effective in preventing postherpetic neuralgia. In adults 70 years and older who received two doses, Shingrix was 91% effective in preventing shingles and 89% effective in preventing postherpetic neuralgia. At least 85% coverage has been shown even 4 years after the initial vaccination series. Patients should receive Shingrix even if they have had shingles, previously received the Zostavax vaccine, or if one’s chickenpox status is unknown. Patients should wait 8 weeks if he/she has recently had Zostavax, before receiving Shingrix. There is no maximum age for the vaccination as the risk of shingles and postherpetic neuralgia increases with age. Patients who should not receive Shingrix are those who are allergic to Shingrix, who are or might be pregnant or are breastfeeding, currently have shingles, have weakened immune systems due to certain causes, or have tested negative for immunity to varicella zoster. Shingrix is not used for prevention of chickenpox. If a patient has a minor illness with a temperature less than 101.3 F, he/she may receive the vaccination. If a patient has a moderate-severe illness or has a temperature of 101.3 F or higher, he/she should wait until they have recovered before receiving the immunization. Side effects in studies lasted 2-3 days on average and included, a sore arm with mild-moderate pain, redness and swelling at the injection site, feeling tired, muscle pain, headache, shivering, fever, stomach pain, and nausea. Signs of a severe allergic reaction may include hives, swelling of the face and throat, difficulty breathing, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, and weakness. For more information on the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix, and to get yours, contact our pharmacists today!   Read more »

Medication Adherence

Are you that person who doesn’t take their medications as prescribed? If so, you’re not the only one. However, medication noncompliance is unhealthy and can become costly. It is estimated non-adherence causes: · 30%-50% of treatment failures and 125,000 deaths annually. · Increased mortality risk by 12%-25% for statins · Increased hospitalization risks for cardioprotective medication by 10%-40% and mortality by 50%-80% Furthermore, it is estimated non-adherent patients will spend an additional $2000 in physician visits annually. There are more statistics we could discuss on medication non-adherence; however, we want to know why and how we can help. There are many reasons to why you may not be compliant with your medications. Are you confused on how you should you take it, is it the cost of the medication, do you have side effects, do you have difficulties getting to the pharmacy, do you simply forget, etc? Whatever the reason maybe we can assist you! Here are some tips and tricks to staying compliant with your meds: Request to enroll in the pharmacy’s medication adherence program. Our pharmacy can synchronize all your prescriptions to be filled on the same day every month, minimizing your pharmacy trips. Furthermore, we can sink all your family’s medications to a single pick-up date. Take it along with other daily events, like brushing your teeth or with your morning coffee. Example: put your medication bottle next to your favorite coffee cup or coffee pot. Use special pill boxes that help you keep track, like the ones divided into sections for each day of the week Set an alarm on your phone; customize the setting on your alarm for repeat. Keep a "medicine calendar" near your medicine and make a note every time you take your dose. · Talk to your pharmacist and identify if there is a generic substitute that may be cheaper. · Utilize our FREE prescription delivery if you have transportation issues. · Discuss any negative side effects with your pharmacist; there may be a substitute available that doesn’t affect you the same way. · Most importantly, understand your medication. Know what it is for, how and when you should be taking it. Contact us with any questions you may have about medication adherence and how we can assist you!   Read more »

Have you received your flu shot yet?

It’s That Time Again! Flu shots are now available at Medicine Store Pharmacy! For your convenience, please call to schedule an appointment with your pharmacist. Flu and Pneumonia vaccines are covered by Medicare Part B and Medicaid, most times at no expense for the patient. These vaccines are also covered by most insurance plans. The cash price for the flu vaccine is $30.00. Other vaccines are available at Medicine Store Pharmacy for shingles and diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. If interested, ask us for more information.   Read more »

Holiday Hours 2017

Holiday Hours- Our holiday hours for 2017 are as follows: Open Saturday, December 23rd from 9am-1pm; Closed on Sunday, December 24th and Monday, December 25th; Open Tuesday, December 26th regular hours; Open Saturday, December 30th from 9am-1pm; Closed on Sunday, December 31st and Monday, January 1st, 2018; Open on Tuesday, January 2nd regular hours. All of our staff here at Medicine Store would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Blessed 2018! We love our customers and love taking care of your pharmacy needs.   Read more »

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment

To all our friends and family who have a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan, this information is for you! Did you know Medicare Part D plans change yearly? The copays on your medications, the list of medications covered, the plan premiums and deductibles all change each year! And since these plans change yearly, that means your costs do not stay the same. And this is why we highly encourage you to review available Medicare Part D plans each year during open enrollment, which is now! Open Enrollment began October 15th and goes through December 7th. We recommend you call our pharmacy during this enrollment period to discuss a free Med D evaluation. We will go through your current prescriptions and give you a list of available Medicare Part D plans for 2018 and the costs of each plan, including premiums, deductible, copay information and more. Don't pay more for your prescriptions in 2018! Let us assist you in finding the best plan based on your prescriptions! Call the pharmacy if you have any questions or concerns.   Read more »

This Summer, Don't Forget About Sun Safety!

It's summertime which also means increased sun exposure for most of us. Even though everyone loves a sunny day, don't forget that the sun can also do a lot of damage to our bodies. Making yourself aware of sun safety and educating yourself on a few sun safety tips can make all of the difference this summer and for years to come. Remember that insect repellants usually reduce suncreen effectiveness by up to 33%. When using both products, make sure you reapply sunscreen routinely and also use a highter SPF (Sun Protection Factor) sunscreen. An overexposure to the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays can cause sunburn which is known to increase your risk for skin cancer. Before going outdoors for activities, check your local UV Index, which is updated each day by the EPA and National Weather Service. This index will notify you of the days when the UV forecast is high. This will allow you to plan your outdoor activities in a way where you can prevent overexposure to the sun and its harmful rays. Whenever possible, seek the shade. UVA and UVB rays are the strongest between 10am and 4 pm daily. Most people forget that sunburns can happen year round, not just during the summer months. Water, snow and sand help reflect the sun's rays, which can increase the chance of a sunburn. Wear an SPF sunscreen of at least 15 year round when going outside, but especially greater when planning to be out in the sun's rays for an extended period of time. Wear protective clothing, wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses and sunscreen to help protect your skin and eyes from the harmful rays. Make sure the sunglasses you choose to wear aren't just shaded darkly, a neat color or whatever is trendy or hip... the ability to block the UV lights to your eyes is not determined by any of those things. Make sure you choose sunglasses that are labeled as blocking 99-100% of UV rays or absorbing up to 400 nm of UV light. Making yourself sun aware and taking a few minor steps to be safe in the sun yearround will help you and your body out in the long run. Have fun this summer and stay sun-safe!   Read more »

Don't Forget! The Fearless Aging Expo is this Saturday, May 6th!

Don't forget! The Fearless Aging Expo is coming up this Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9am to 2 pm. It will be at the E-Plex at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Parking is FREE! Admission is only $1. The Expo will offer free health screenings, local aging experts, demonstrations, free drawings and prizes, entertainment, bingo, make-overs and much more! Come see Medicine Store at this fun and educational event!   Read more »

Some Upcoming Opportunites

Medicine Store will be a part of a couple of neat upcoming opportunities that we want you to know about! First, it's spring time which means it is time for some spring cleaning! Start cleaning out those medicine cabinets. On Saturday, April 29th from 10am-2pm, our pharmacy will be one of the six locations in Springfield taking part in the DEA Medication Take Back Event. Bring your unwanted, expired or unused medication by the pharmacy located at 1302 E. Sunshine in Springfield, Missour for safe and anonymous disposal. There will be demonstrations on how to properly throw away sharps/needles and also free resources for each recipient, while supplies last. The following Saturday, May 6th from 9am-2pm at the Fairground's E-Plex, Medicine Store will be taking part in the Fearless Aging Expo. The cost is only $1 per person but this fun event will offer free health screenings, entertainment, demonstrations, local aging experts, bingo, make-overs and free give-aways. Parking is free. Make plans now to participate in both of these worthwhile events! Medicine Store loves helping people and being an active part of this great community!   Read more »

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month in the United States. MS, as it is commonly known by, is an auto-immune disease that attacks the body's nervous system according to MSAA (Multiple Sclerosis Association of America). In a healthy body, nerve fibers (also referred to as “axons“) have a protective, fatty-rich protein covering known as myelin. This covering insulates the nerve fibers, similar to the insulating rubber covering of an electric wire. Myelin allows for the smooth and uninterrupted flow of nerve impulses, which in turn, enables the body to send vital instructions from the brain to the different parts of the body. With multiple sclerosis (MS), the body’s own system of defense, known as the immune system, malfunctions. It sends disease-fighting cells into the central nervous system (CNS) that may destroy the body’s own myelin. This occurs because the immune system is incorrectly identifying the myelin in the CNS as a foreign body. When the body’s own immune system attacks its own tissue, this is referred to as an “autoimmune disease,” and MS is believed to fall into this category. Examples of other autoimmune diseases include lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. MS is usually diagnosed in young adults age 15-50 years old however people of any age could be diagnosed. There are approximately 400,000 Americans that have been diagnosed with MS and as many as 2.5 million people worldwide. There are approximately 10,000 new cases diagnosed in the US each year. On average, with relapsing forms of MS, women are 3 times more likely to develop this disorder than men. Geographically, people who live farther from the equator or poles are at a higher risk of developing MS, possibly tied to vitamin D levels and sunlight exposure. Another factor that may be linked to MS is cigarette smoking. Women who smoke are 1.6 times more likely to develop MS than non-smoking women and the disease tends to progress more rapidly in smokers. While the actual cause of MS has yet to be determined, you should be aware of the common symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Types and severity of symptoms can vary greatly from person to person but here are some common ones: stiffness, mobility or walking issues, speech difficulties, swallowing disorders, bowel or bladder problems, tremor, anxiety, cognitive changes, depression, balance or dizziness issues, fatigue or weakness, numbness, pain, visual disorders, sleep issues. If you experience one or more of these symptoms, talk to your physician. Multiple Sclerosis can be a debilitating disease but with more new treatments becoming available and more data/studies being conducted, the future looks bright for people affected by this disease.   Read more »

February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. What does that mean? It's a time to bring awareness to the importance of preventing heart disease and the effects heart disease causes on Americans. Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. It causes more types of death than all types of cancer combined. There are several factors or behaviors that can increase your risk for heart disease. They are: if you smoke, if you have high cholesterol or blood pressure, are overweight or obese, don't get enough physical activity, don't eat healthy, if you're a woman over the age of 55 or a man over the age of 45, if your father or brother had heart disease before age 55 or if your mother or sister had heart disease before age 65. But the good news in all of this is that there are plenty of things you can do to help prevent heart disease. You can start eating healthier and getting more physical activity. Even if you can aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate activity per week, it would help. You can quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. You can control your cholesterol and blood pressure through diet, exercise and medication. Decrease the amount of salt, trans fats, saturated fats and sugar in your diet. Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fate dairy products. If you are overweight, try to lose some weight. Even losing 10 pounds can lower your risk of heart disease. If you drink alcohol, limit drinking to no more than 1 drink per day for women and 2 per day for men. Learn how to manage the stress in your life in a healthy way, through activities, meditation and relaxation. Find support to make these positive changes in your life since there is always strength in numbers. Ask a friend or family member to join you or to help keep you accountable. Try to make these changes in your life to help you stay heart-healthy.   Read more »

It's Not Too Late for a Flu Shot!

Most people think about getting their flu shots in the fall. So what if you are one of the people sitting here in January who didn't get a flu shot? Is it too late to get one? Definitely not!! As of just a month ago (December 2, 2016), the Springfield Greene County Health Department only listed 2 confirmed cases of influenza in the Springfield area. But as of December 30th, that number had risen to 129 confirmed cases. Medicine Store still has plenty of the vaccination in stock and it is not too late to get one. It typically takes about 2 weeks for the flu shot to protect you from influenza, so time really is of the essence. The typical flu season lasts into March and even April so there is still much benefit to obtaining the 2016-2017 vaccination. Medicine Store can bill any insurance for the vaccination and most insurance plans cover it with little to no copay. We also bill Medicare Part B. If you don't have insurance and still would like a flu shot, our cash price is $30. You can call ahead to make an appointment but we do accept walk-ins on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday mornings and Friday mornings.If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (417)881-8841.   Read more »

Holiday 2017 Pharmacy Hours

Medicine Store will be closed on Saturday, December 24, 2016 so our staff can celebrate Christmas with their loved ones. We will be open regular hours on Monday, December 26 through Saturday, December 31, 2016. We hope each one of you has a very Merry Christmas!   Read more »

Holiday Hours

Medicine Store will be closed on Saturday, December 24, 2016 and Sunday, December 25, 2016 so our staff can celebrate the Christmas holiday with their loved ones. We will reopen on Monday, December 26th at 9am. Medicine Store will be open for our regular hours on Saturday, December 31st (9am-1pm) and as usual will be closed on Sunday, January 1st. We will reopen on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 9am. From our family here at Medicine Store Pharmacy, we wish you and your loved one a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, Happy 2017!!   Read more »

Got Drugs?

Got drugs that you need to safely dispose of??... bring them by any of the four locations listed for safe disposal on Saturday, October 22nd from 10am-2pm. Medicine Store is once again happy to help plan and sponsor this important event!   Read more »

Flu Shots Now Available!!

With Fall and Winter right around the corner, the flu won't be far behind.   Read more »

August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Medicine Store Pharmacy is happy to offer vaccinations, given by our friendly and knowledgeable pharmacists.   Read more »

June is National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages — and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries.   Read more »

Clean Out your Medicine Cabinet This Saturday!!

Clean out your medicine cabinet and bring your unused, expired or unwanted medication by Medicine Store this Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10am-2pm for safe disposal. Questions? Call us at the pharmacy, (4170881-8841. We hope to see you then!   Read more »

Happy Holidays! And Holiday Hours...

Happy Holidays!   Read more »

It's That Time of Year Again!

It's that time of year again... Time to get your annual flu shot! Did you know that flu shots are now available at Medicine Store Pharmacy? We now also offer several other vaccinations, as well. Immunizations are an important part of keeping yourself healthy. You may have questions as to what vaccines you may need. Our pharmacists are specially trained to immunize for flu, pneumonia, shingles, and diptherira/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) and can answer any questions you may have about vaccines. These vaccines may be covered by Medicare, Medicaid or your insurance. Pneumovax is the vaccination we use for pneumococcal lung disease. It is a one-time vaccine for all individuals over 65 or for those 50-65 who have certain chronic medical conditions. Zostavax is to help prevent or lessen the severity of shingles. This one time vaccine is currently recommended for all individuals over the age of 60. Boostrix is the vaccine indicated for active booster immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) for anyone age 65 and older. If you are interested in any of these vaccines, please call the pharmacy so we can schedule an appointment with your pharmacist.   Read more »

July is Eye Injury Prevention Month

Did you know that one million people suffer from eye injuries each year and 90% of those injuries were preventable? That is why it is important to learn about eye injury prevention.   Read more »

Sunday, June 7th is National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day is Sunday, June 7th.   Read more »

Spring 2015 Medication Take Back Event

Got old drugs? Come by the pharmacy on Saturday, May 2nd from 10am-2pm to safely dispose of any unused, unwanted or expired medication.   Read more »

Two Great Events on One Day!!

Medicine Store is happy to be a part of two great events on one day!   Read more »

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. It is a progressive, long-lasting disease that effects the Central Nervous System. The damage that occurs means your brain can't send signals through your body correctly. Your nerves don't work as they should to help you move and feel. MS effects people of all ages but symptoms usually appear between 20 and 40 years of age. There is no cure for MS right now, but a number of treatments can improve how you feel and keep your body working well. Knowledge about this disease will bring awareness. MS impacts all of us.   Read more »

Are you at Risk for Heart Disease?

February is American Heart Month. Since most Americans see the heart as the symbol...   Read more »

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Did you know that most deaths from cervical cancer could be prevented by something as simple as a routine Pap test and follow-up care? Regular cervial health screenings can find changed cervical cells early, often before the cells become malignant.   Read more »

Holiday Hours

Our 2014 Holiday Hours are as follows...   Read more »

Medicare Open Enrollment

Did you know that now is the time to look at Medicare Advantage or Medicare Prescription Drug Plans for 2015?! Open enrollment is now through December 7, 2014. Medicine Store is a network provider for all area PDP's (Prescription Drug Plans) and MA's (Medicare Advantage Plans) for 2015. Do you have questions about PDP's or MA's? Give us a call. We would be happy to help you answer your questions.   Read more »

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Are you up to date on your immunizations? How can you be sure? Read this article to educate yourself on immunizations.   Read more »

Now Celebrating 30 Years of Superb Pharmacy Service!

t was a Monday July 9, 1984 when Nebraska-native pharmacist Jerry Popek ventured out on his own to open his new business, a locally-owned independent pharmacy in Springfield, Missouri. He had an idea in his mind of a pharmacy where the customers would easily be able to talk with their pharmacist... where the pharmacist and pharmacy staff knew their customers' names... where the customer's pharmacy needs were completely taken care of by a caring pharmacy staff. Today, 30 years later, that idea is still alive and well. Medicine Store Pharmacy is excited to celebrate 30 years of superb pharmacy service in the Springfield area!   Read more »

June is Men's Health Awareness Month

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month.  The purpose of Men’s Health...   Read more »

Do you know 8 ways that you can prevent skin cancer?   Read more »

Health & Wellness Safety Expo

Do you have plans this Saturday? If not, come see us at the Health & Wellness Safety Expo at Remington's Entertainment Complex at James River and Kansas Expressway this Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 9am-3pm. There will be over 80 vendors, free entertainment, shingles vaccines, door prizes, raffles, health screenings and lots of information. We hope that you and all of the senior adults in your life can make it out to the Expo sponsored by Southwest Office of Aging.   Read more »

DEA Medication Take Back Event- Spring 2013

The Spring 2013 Medication Take Back Event is coming up on Saturday, April 27th from 10am-2pm. Medicine Store is happy to help out with this event by being one of the seven host sites and helping to coordinate the event. Clean out your medicine cabinet and bring your outdated, unused or unwanted medication by Medicine Store. Law enforcement will be on site to collect the medication. The event is free and anonymous. The event will collect all medication, prescription or over-the-counter, with the exception of inhalers, sharps or needles. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the pharmacy at (417)881-8841.   Read more »

March 18-24th is Poison Prevention Week

This week is National Poison Prevention Week! Poisoning is now the leading cause of death from injuries in the United States, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. In this report, it was noted that in 2008, the number of poisoning deaths exceeded the number of motor vehicle traffic deaths for the first time since at least 1980.   Read more »

Don't forget to Spring Forward this weekend!

Don't forget to "Spring" forward this weekend! Daylight Saving Time (United States) 2013 begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 10, 2013... so move your clocks forward by one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.   Read more »

Health and Wellness Safety Expo 2013

Come see us at the 2013 Health and Wellness Safety Expo on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9 am- 2 pm! This event brings community resources and information together under one roof for seniors, families and caregivers.   Read more »

Open Enrollment or Annual Election Period (AEP) begins October 15, 2012

Open Enrollment or the Annual Election Period (AEP) begins October 15 and goes through December 7, 2012. New coverage will become effective January 1, 2013. Have questions or need help? That’s why Medicine Store is here. We would be happy to talk to you about your PDP choices.   Read more »

Nonprescription Medication Abuse More Common Than Perceived

Recent studies have shown that nonprescription medication abuse is actually more common than originally thought. This is another reason why it is so important to have a good working relationship with your local pharmacist. Our pharmacists are always available to talk with you about over-the-counter medications. They can look at your prescription profile to make sure there would be no interactions with your nonprescription medications. You can consult with our pharmacists to make sure that you are taking any nonprescription or over-the-counter medication properly.   Read more »

DEA National Take Back Event

Got old drugs? Bring them by the pharmacy on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10am-2pm for safe disposal.   Read more »

New Generics Available in 2012!!

2012 and 2013 continue to bring new generics to the pharmacy marketplace! See the tentative list below...   Read more »

Come see us at the 2012 Senior Health, Wellness and Safety Expo

Come see us at the 2012 Senior Health, Wellness and Safety Expo presented by the Southwest Office on Aging Foundation!   Read more »

Holiday Hours

Medicine Store Pharmacy will be closed on...   Read more »

November is National Diabetes Month

With nearly 26 million children and adults in American living with diabetes, and another 79 million at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the disease is taking a devastating physical, emotional and financial toll on our country. Yet, most Americans don’t consider diabetes a serious matter. They feel it is someone else’s responsibility; someone else’s problem.   Read more »

Medicare's Annual Election Period Begins on October 15th!

Medicare's Annual Election Period Begins on October 15th! Are you ready?   Read more »

Proper Technique Makes a BIG Difference on Glucose Levels

Are you diabetic? If so, do you wash your hands thoroughly before testing your blood glucose level EVERY TIME? A recent article in the Pharmacist’s Letter reminds us of the importance of this small task.   Read more »

Sunscreen Guidelines

It is almost summer time! Are you stocked up on your supply of sunscreen?...   Read more »

Calcium and Vitamin D recommendations

The Institute of Medicine recently updated the RDA (recommended daily allowance)...   Read more »

Blood Pressure Clinic

Come in to Medicine Store Pharmacy and get your blood pressure checked for FREE...   Read more »

"The mail service you give me is excellent. You go out of your way for me and answer all my questions. I appreciate everything you all do for me. I couldn’t ask for a better pharmacy or better pharmacy management, especially Jerry."Wanda P.
Customer since 1996