Sweetgrass Pharmacy & Compounding in Mount Pleasant is not your everyday pharmacy. Filling a prescription there or perusing their complete line of specialty vitamins, proteins and over-the-counter medications is an experience – and not just a shopping one. Dr. Cynthia Reich, owner and pharmacist in charge at Sweetgrass Pharmacy & Compounding, places the needs of […]
What’s in your medicine cabinet? Whether you’re single and living solo or married with a few kids, there are probably a few over-the-counter drugs in your bathroom or pantry for a variety of different ailments ranging from sinus congestion to muscle aches. Over-the-counter drugs are quite popular, and sales continue to soar in the United […]
Do you ever have difficulty organizing the medications you or someone you care for has to take, often several times each day? Have you ever found yourself confused about which medications should be taken and when? And have you ever made a mistake in doling out pills for yourself or someone for whom you are […]
When you drop off your prescription, you might not approach the confessional-like window to consult the pharmacist, but you should; it could save you money. Pharmacists are like white-coated warriors fighting for your financial well-being as well as your health, and getting to know them better equips them to advocate for you. “Know your pharmacist’s […]
Have you ever wondered why every prescription you fill has that cryptic emblem “Rx” on it? These letters are shorthand for the Latin command “recipere” which means to take certain ingredients and mix them together for the patient in question. Once upon a time, all pharmacists assembled, or compounded, all of their own “recipes.” Slowly, […]
Walking into Plantation Pharmacy is a refreshing change of pace, but while the nostalgia of a traditional pharmacy – complete with lunch counter, soda fountain, vintage toys and small gifts – takes you back to the good old days, the friendly pharmacy staff stays ahead of the curve when it comes to health care. When […]
What is a Pharmacy?
Pharmacists handle the health sciences and chemical sciences of pharmaceutical medications. They prepare and dispense drugs in a safe and effective manner. Some compound medications as a more traditional role. Pharmacists provide information on the dispensed drugs for optimal use as a benefit for the patient. Drug stores, otherwise known as a pharmacy, sell medications and are where pharmacists work. Many drug stores also sell other conveniences like cosmetics and toiletries, as well as groceries.