Truths & Myths

Top 10 Truths & Myths

Truth: Independent national surveys have found there is <1% difference in prescription pricing among independent drugstores and chains. Prescription drugs are NOT more expensive at an independent drugstore.

Truth: The Pickwick offers 24/7 emergency service to our customers. We will open up the pharmacy to fill your prescription in a time of need. Chain drugstores do not provide their cell phone numbers to clients.

Truth: Sleep patterns are formed by habit. Go to bed at the same time and get up at the same time every day. Exercise! There are also various over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription sleep aids for insomnia that may help you as well.

Truth: All pharmacies accept insurance prescription cards which makes prescription prices for the customer exactly the same everywhere.

Truth: For weight loss, it's best to avoid stimulant appetite suppressants. Diet, exercise, food high in fiber, and lots of liquids will do the trick.

Truth: Vitamins and herbal drugs can boost your energy level while being safe to take. For instance, Glucosamine is the best treatment for arthritis and will not damage your stomach or kidneys.

Truth: Homeopathic drugs are good alternatives to many conventional drugs in that they are effective and free of side effects.

The information provided above explains general principles for good health and should not be construed as medical advice or as instructions for individual patients. It is also not a guide for self-medication and should not be used as an alternative to seeking proper medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment which may only be provided by a qualified health care professional.

Always consult your doctor or other licensed health care professional for information concerning the diagnosis and treatment of any health problem. You may also consult The Pickwick pharmacists for prescription counseling and information when you come to pick up your medication.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, you should immediately contact 911 or other local emergency assistance service.