16
Jan

PHOTOS OF MY BROTHER PHIL’S DRUG STORES AND DOX LIQUOR

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 On September 14, 2009, I posted memories of my brother’s three drug stores–Standard Pharmacy 7th and S Street,N.W., Economy Pharmacy, 9th and U Street,N.W., and Boyd’s Pharmacy, Georgia and Kenyon Street,N.W., and Dox Liquor on 7th and S Street,N.W., across the street from the previous drug-liquor store.

  As previously mentioned, the original Standard Pharmacy, 7th and S Street,N.W., also had a liquor department. However, when my brother decided to build across the street, a D.C. governing department, informed him, he could not combine the pharmacy items with the liquor.

   Because my brother as a pharmacist was always addressed as “DOC”, he called the liquor store, “DOX LIQUOR.”

 On one sales promotion, my brother invited the former heavy weight boxing champion of the world, Joe Louis. His photos appear.

Links to the photos of my brother’s drug stores and “DOX” liquor follow:

Picture of Phil, Joe Louis and wife Lil

Picture of Phil in front of Dox Liquor

Picture of Phil’s wife Lil working the cash register

Picture of Joe Louis at Dox Liquor

Picture of Joe Louis and Phil at Dox Liquor

Pictures of Dox Liquor Advertisements

Picture of Doc’s employees at Boyd’s Pharmacy

Picture of Boyd’s Pharmacy (outside)

Picture of Boyd’s Pharmacy (inside)

Picture of Standard Pharmacy 7th and S Street

27
Apr

Handkerchiefs

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A recent newspaper article mentioned–What happened to the old handkerckhiefs worn by most men quite a while ago.

I recall that 50 or more years ago men always hand a handkerchief sticking out of their back pocket or when dressed up always a fancy handkerchief Evedecorated the left top side of a fancy suit.

Even when I was in the Army during World War.we soldiers were given a brown handkerchief to keep in one of their pockets.

After the completion of World War II some men discovered Kleenex tissues which seemed easier to handle.

Most Drug store and Variety shops always started to display their handkerchiefs-this item became very popular and then one day they vanished replaced by pocket size kleenex tissues or medium size boxes of kleenex gradually appeared for sale in many small and large retail stores.

Also I just remembered–Why did most men throw away their fancy dress hats?

I guess THINGS CHANGE !!!!

E

05
Apr

Eli Lilly Newspapr Add on Insulin once again

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Many year ago (1950) I worked for a wholesale Pharmaceutical Manufacture,r District Wholesale who with one other manufacturers had an exclusive arrangement to sell products manufactured by Eli Lilliy whose most important drug was Insulin.
If the many small pharmacies desired to purchase thlis item they had to contact
my company or another company called Gilpin.
A similar add had been postly but this add was published to AMERICANS AFFECTED
BY COVID-19 WHO RELY ON LILLY INSULIN.
Lill;y’s Message was “If you use Lilly insulin and recently lost your job or insurance
please call 833 808-1234 to receive FREE INSULIN.

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05
Mar

AMAZON CONTINUES TO GROW!!!!!

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AMAZON HAS ANNOUNCED IT PLANS TO LICENSE CASHIERLESS GROCERIES TO OTHER RETAILERS. AMAZON RECENTLY OPENED A NEW SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS SHOPPERS TO PICK UP GROCERIES WITHOUT STOPPING , OR TO PAY OR SCAN MERCHANDISE. ACCOUNTS ARE AUTOMATICALLY CHARGED THROUGH A SMARTPHONE APP ONCE SHOPPERS LEAVE THE STORE.THE COMPANY HAS OPERATED A STRING OF CONVENIENCE STORES SINCE 2018 BUT IMPROVEMENTS IN CAMERA TECHNOLOGY HAVE ALLOWED IT TO BUILD A 10,400 SQUARE-FOOT MARKET. AMAZON HAS RECENTLY BEEN IN TALKS WITH OTHER CONVENIENCE STORES, IN AIRPORTS AND SPORTS ARENAS TO WORK TOGETHER TO ESTABLISH CASHIERLESS GROCERIES.

24
Feb

WRONG MEDICATION SOMTIME SOLD TO PHARMACY PATIENTS

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CHAOS AT Some PHARMACIES

A RECENT NEWSPAPER REPORTED THE FOLLOWING WRONG MEDICATIONS WERE DISPENSED TO PHARMACY CUSTOMERS:

A POWERFUL CHEMOTHERAPY DRUG DISPENSED INSTEAD OF THE ANTIDEPRESSANT HER DOCTOR HAD PRESCRIBED

EAR DROPS DISPENSED INSTEAD OF EYE DROPS.

BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION DISPENSED TO PERSON WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO TO TAKE ANOTHER ASTHMA PILL.

ONE PERSON EXPERIENCED POUNDING HEADACHE, NAUSEA AND DIZZINESS WHEN DISCOVERED THAT WRONG MEDICATION PREPARED.

ear drops-not eye drops.

A medication mix-up meant a pounding headache, nausea and dizziness for one person, –yh

23
Feb

A GOOD PHARMACY CALLED A GOOD DRUG STORE

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A GOOD PHARMACY ALSO CALLED A GOOD DRUG STORE’S MAIN PRODUCT IS PROVIDING CAREFULLIY FILLED PRESCRIPIONS ORDERED BY DOCTORS WHOSE PATIENTS BRING THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS TO THE PHARMACY.

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHARMACY COLLEGES RECOMMENDS THAT CONSUMERS CHOOSE A PHARMACIST AT WHICH THEY CAN HAVE A CONSULTING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PHARMACIST.

SOME CUSTOMERS NEED DRUGS DELIVERED TO THEIR HOME. DIFFERENT PHARMACIES MAY CHARGE DIFFERENT PRICES.FOR THE SAME DRUG SO SHOPPING FOR LOWER PRICES MAY IDENTIFY A PHARMACY OFFERING . IN ADDITION TO FULFILLI;NG PRESCRIPTIONS A PHARMACY MIGHT OFFER PREVENTIVE HEALTHCARE SERVICES LIKE VACCINATIONS. UP TO DATE TECHNOLOGY AT A PHARMACY CAN ASSIST A PATIENT WITH PRESCRIPTION REMINDERS AND ALERTS ABOUT POTENTIAL NEGATIVE DRUG INTERACTIONS THEREBY REDUCING MEDICAL ERRORS.

23
Feb

Remembering a unexpected tooth brush sale in a drug store.

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I once spoke to an elder pharmacist who remembered a customer in his drug store requesting where she could purchase a tooth brush.

The pharmacist related the following memory—One afternoon the pharmacist remembered that while he was filling a prescription-a large tough looking individual pointed a gun at him and shouted-HAND ME ALL YOUR NARCOTICS OR I’LL SHOOT YOU–!!!

THE PHARMACIST OPENED HIS NARCOTIC DRAWER, WITHDREW ALL HIS NARCOTICS AND HANDED THEM TO THE TOUGH LOOKING INDIVIDUAL.THE ROBBER GRABBED THE NARCOTICS PUT THEM IN A BAG AND ORDERED THE PHARMACIST TO WALK TO THE FRONT OF HIS PRESCRIPTION DEPARTMENT AND LAY DOWN ON HIS STOMACH.

THE PHARMACIST OBEYED THE COMMAND! OPENED THE COMMAND.

THE PHARMACIST WAS AFRAID AND DID NOT MOVE HIS BODY-SUDDENLY HE HEARD A WOMAN’S VOICE-“SIR I NEED TO BUY A TOOTHBRUSH” THE PHARMACIST TURNED HIS HEAD-OBSERVED HIS CUSTOMER-AND KINDLY SAID-JUST WAIT AND I WILL SHOW YOU OUR TOOTH BRUSH DEPARTMENT.

16
Feb

Drug Store Concessions in Super Markets Closing Up

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A recent well known newspaper announced that many Drug Store-Pharmacy Concessions are closing up in small stores (non regular pharmacies) usually small or large groceries are closing up their pharmacy concessions.

19
Oct

Remembering the DC 68 Riot

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I recently visited the DC Afro Museum and found it very
interesting.
I joined many other white Museum visitors.
Without a doubt many afro American citizens experienced
discrimination and losses.
Sometime around July 1959, I purchased a drug store at 2518
14th Street, N.W. I enjoyed my time there and experienced a
satisfied income.I recall getting along with most of my customers who were Afro Americans.
On the evening of April 4,1968, I received a phone call from
my Afro luncheon manager with a message that due to
Doctor King’s unexpected murder my pharmacy was being
looted.
I phoned the police and related my situation -the police
replied there was nothing they could do-that looting of
many businesses on 14th Street,N.W. was taking place.
I felt bad because I had enjoyed operating Smith Pharmacy,
at 2518th Street for nine years.–None of the businesses on my block ever reopened.
Many of my Afro American friends told me that they are sure
that Doctor Ki;ng would never have wanted a riot to take place.
Most of the former businesses on upper and lower 14th Strreet have been replaced by new modern chain type
retailers.
been replaced by their former owners

17
Oct

History of sale of Terpin Hydrate and Codeine that Required signing of a special book.

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Many years ago as mentioned, all DC pharmacies required purchasers of Terpin Hydrate and Codeine cough syrup to sign a special record book.

When doing research on this subject, I discovered that family members of a DC drug store purchased large sizes of this medicine and sold it to individuals who probably were interested in just obtaining the codeine.

The library article mentioned that these folks were punished.

17
Oct

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Cough Syrup Terpin Hydrate and Codeine No Longer sold