24
Nov

THE AMAZON CORPORATION HAS ANNOUNCED YOU CAN REQUEST YOUR NEXT DOCTOR’S PRESCRIPTION FROM THEM!!!!

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THE AMAZON CORPORATION HAS ANOUNCED IT CAN FLL YOUR NEXT DOCTOR’S PRESCRIPTION!!!!

NOT TOO LONG AGO MANY SUPER MARKETS ANNOUNCED THEY HAVE ESTABLISHED PHARMACIES IN THEIR FACILITIES!!

NOT TO LONG AGO GAS STATIONS BEGAN TO SELL COFFEE,COLD SODA AND MANY SNACKS!!

NOT TOO LONG AGO FOLKS IN PARKED TRUCKS BEGAN SELLING ALL KIND OF SNACKS ON SOME STREETS IN DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON,D.C.

03
Oct

HISTORY OF THE CVS DRUG STORE CHAIN

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Many years ago–around 1950, after signing up for a Pharmacy course at George Washington University, D.C.. I decided to accept a job with District Wholesale Drug,= a DC Drug wholesaler who sold pharmaceuticals and other normal health and beauty aids to the many small drug stores in the Washington, Maryland, Virginia area..I became acquainted with the many different drugs ,medications, popular items sold to the many large and small drug stores.

I got the opportunity, with the help of my older pharmacist brother who owned and operated three small pharmacies in the D.C area to purchase a small drug store –lunch counter at 2518 14th Street, called Smith Pharmacy.

I hired a pharmacit Doc Martin L Jones whom I had met some day ago. Doc Jones had operated a small pharmacy on U Street, N.W. in D.C.

I located some experienced lunch counter young ladies that helped me establish a busy food counter. I offered for sale 15 cent hamburgers, breakfast specials, and other popular lunch specials.

My pharmacy did not fill many prescriptions but Doc Jones promoted and sold many generic ever day health vitamins,cold remedies, and cough syrups, PROVIDED BY A SPECIAL WHOLESALER..

A drug store chain, Peoples’s. opened more pharmacies-another chain -called Drug Fair Pharmacies also expanded.

A pharmacist Herb Haft opened a DISCOUNT TYPE DRUG CHAIN CALLED DART DRUG AND SPECIALIZED IN DISCOUNTING VITAMINS.

A Pharmacist called Leonard Rodman began discounting appliances in one drug store and opened some other pharmacies featuring and discounting outher products.

At one point a large Discount drug chain called CVS purchased the Peoples Drug Store chain in the DC area and continued to grow in size in other American cities.In some cases CVS absorbed some small drug stores that had purchases the prescription files of closing small drug stores.

SOME LARGE PHARMACY CHAINS STILL EXIST-MANY SMALL DRUG STORES ARE GONE.

THE CVS PHARMACY DRUG CHAIN CONTINUES TO EXPANDS ITS HEALTH BENEFITS OF ESTABLISHING SOME NURSE STATIONS WITH NURSES PRESENT TO ASST THEIR CUSTOMERS WITH HEALTH QUESTIONS—-DELIVER FILLED PRESCRIPTIONS, A SERVICE THAT SOME SMALL DRUG STORES PERFORM ——–AND SOME CVS PHARMACISTS CAN GIVE YOU A FLU OR PNEUMONIA SHOT.

23
Sep

THE CVS DRUG STORE CHAIN NOW DELIVERS PRESCRIPTIONS PLUS ALL DRUG STORE NEEDS!!!!

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The CVS Drug Chain that purchased most of the small drug stores in the D.C.Maryland, Virginia area now DELIVERS PRESCRIPIONS PLUS!!

Before the growth of the CVS Drug Store Chain, there were many small pharmacies operating in the D.C.Maryland, Virginia Area.

A small chain of Drug Stores started and gradually grew into a chain which were known as the PEOPLES DRUG STORES.

THE PEOPLES DRUG STORE CHAIN GRADUALLY GREW WITH MOST STORES OPERATING SODA FOUNTAINS–OFFERING MILK SHAKES, ICE CREAM CONES,SANDWICHES,ICE CREAM SODAS ETC.

EVENTUALLY THE CVS PHARMACY CHAIN PURCHASED THE PEOPLES DRUG STORES AND CONTINUED TO EXPAND THROUGHOUT MANY USA CITIES.

NOT FAR FROM WASHIGTON,D.C. THE READ DRUG STORE CHAIN OPERATING IN BALTIMORE,MARYLAND SOLD OUT TO CVS. (READ’S DRUG }

AS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED, THE CVS DRUG STORE CHAIN HAS NOW ADVERTISED THAT IT WILL DELIVER PRESCRIPTIONS PLUS OTHER DRUG STORE NEEDS

DON’T FORGET THERE ARE SMALL HEALTH STRUCTURES IN CVS STORES OPERATED BY PROFESSIONAL NURSES TO ASSIST FOLKS NEEDING MINOR HEALTH CARE.

YES, THERE ARE OTHER JUMBO DRUG STORES HERE AND THERE!!

THE LARGE RETAILERS OF ALL KINDS GROW LARGER AND LARGER.

05
Sep

President Trump called U.S. soldiers injured & killed in war losers!

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My local DC TV and newspaper disclosed that US President Trump has called our US soldiers injured and killed in all Wars
“Losers”.
I served with the 42d Infantry Rainbow Division during World
War II. Our Division saw action in France during which time
694 veterans in my unit were KILLED–they were HEROES! NOT
LOSERS.
Our President NEVER served in any Army or Navy unit and
without a doubt has NO knowledge of what happened in ANY
WAR..
I can’t forget that Trump called our well known politician Senator McCain a BAD soldier because he was captured and treated horribly by the North Vietnamese.
On April 29 1945, a group of soldiers in my Division liberated
the Dachau concentration camp saving lives of hundreds of Holocaust survivors–THE LIBERATORS WERE NOT LOSERS !!!
THEY WERE HEROES—

02
Sep

Shooting and Riots in Portland, Oregon

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For quite a while there have been confrontations between
supporters of President Trump and Black Lives Matter counter
protesters in many US cities.
A fatal shooting occurred over a recent weekend, in Portland,
Oregon.
The Portland Police stated a 39 year old man died of a gunshot wound to the chest.
A caravan of Trump supporters, among them, the Patriot Prayer group made their way through Portland skirmishing with those
who objected to their presence.
The city of Portland has seen three months of nightly
demonstrations,including riots and SMASHING OF STORE
WINDOWS.

28
Jul

THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD

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When an African American was killed by a policeman in
Minneapolis, many protestors marched in Portland,Oregon -some shouting in rage.
Because I have family members in Portland, I’ve been saving some of the newspaper headings.
MANY OF THE PAPERS PRINT THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS
SENT IN LAW INFORCEMENT AGENTS TO KEEP THE MANY
PROTESTERS IN ORDER-MANY OF THE PROTESTORS SHOUT
‘”BLACK LIVES COUNT TOO”.
SOME PAPERS HAVE PRINTED THAT SOME OF THE FEDERAL
AGENTS HAVE FORCED SOME OF THE PROTESTORS INTO
UNMARKED VEHICLES AND TAKEN THEM AWAY.
SOME PROTESTORS HAVE BEEN KILLED BY TRUMP;S AGENTS.
A RECENT PAPER PRINTED THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS
DISPATCHED ADDITIONAL AGENTS TO OTHER CITIES AND ALSO
SENT MORE AGENTS TO PORTLAND.
PAPER HEADLINES: POLICE,PROTESTORS,CLASH IN
DEMONSTRATION ACROSS THE US-
PORTLAND OFFICIALS WANT FEDERAL AGENTS TO LEAVE.

09
Jul

Dachau Concentration Camp liberation April 29 1945

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Larry Rosen with Senator Joseph Lieberman, April 1998

I was a member of the 542nd Field Artillery Battalion, 42nd
Infantry Rainbow Division during World War II.
One day I received a message to visit Senator Joseph Lieberman’s office;–US Senator,Connecticut April 1998

I arrived at the Senator’s office and also met some of my 42d Infantry Rainbow Division friends.
The Senator delivered a very interesting message on a book he had recently read, titled “DACHAU 29 APRIL 1945”
I had read this book and was again happy to hear some the following content expressed in this book forward by Senator Lieberman:
“On April 29,1945 when several hundred men of the U.S. Army’s 42nd ‘Rainbow’ Division came upon the concentration camp, ‘Dachau’ they did more than liberate a concentration camp and give new life to several thousand human beings. They opened the eyes of the world to the horror of the Holocaust.
There is another, more personal reason for my gratitude to the men of the Rainbow Division. A beautiful young woman named Ella Wieder was a prisoner of a subcamp of Dachau-It too was liberated by the Rainbow Division on April 29. Later she met and married another survivor, Rabbi Samuel Freillich. Soon thereafter, they had a daughter, Hadassah, who today is my wife and the mother of our child, Hana.
Had the men of Rainbow not arrived in Dachau that day in April 1945 ,Ella Wieder might not have lived to marry her beloved Samuel, and neither Hadassah nor Hana would have been born. Such is the circle of fate that binds all our lives together on this earth.”

Joseph I. Lieberman
U.S. Senator, Connecticut
April 1998

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