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Why Use An Independent Pharmacy?

Independent pharmacies place a heavy emphasis on service but what sets them apart is the value they add to their local community. They can offer personalized services to its customers and get to know them on a first name basis. This relationship allows independent pharmacies to closely monitor customers’ prescription requirements and assist them by taking the time to answer their questions about their medications. They can also provide information to customers about why their prescriptions may have changed in dosage or to another prescription medication.

Services such as free prescription delivery and special product offers are a common practice to show customer appreciation and to pass on savings to their customers...

Laser Toys: Not Always Child’s Play

Many a kid (and parent) who has seen Luke Skywalker battle Darth Vader with a light saber thinks lasers are cool. What they may not know is this: When operated unsafely, or without certain controls, the highly-concentrated light from lasers—even those in toys—can be dangerous, causing serious eye injuries and even blindness. And not just to the person using a laser, but to anyone within range of the laser beam. Laser toy danger accounts for thousands of injuries, some permanent, each year.
According to Dan Hewett, health promotion officer at FDA’s Center for Devices and Radio-logical Health, “A beam shone directly into a person’s eye can injure it in an instant, especially if the laser is a powerful one...