Ask My Pharmacist?

And we wonder at the confusion and the bad choices. Do any of you see a trend here?

As defined by Merriam-Webster: PHARMACY
1 :  the art, practice, or profession of preparing, preserving, compounding, and dispensing medical drugs
2:  a place where medicines are compounded or dispensed

Interesting is a page-by-page line-by-line list from this Sunday’s advertisement of what consumables were offered for sale by CVS pharmacytm

Nature’s Bounty vitamins
Natural Spring water
Pepsi or Dr Pepper
CVS Health vitamins
Nature Made vitamins
Pepsi or Dr Pepper 2 liter
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
Tecate, Modelo, Miller Lite, Coors, or Bub cans or bottles
Chateau Ste Michelle or Linderman’s wine
7 Deadly Zins, La Marca, Prosecco, J. Lohr of Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
J. Lohr Chardonnay, Menage a Trois Midnight, Chateau St Jean wines
Alamos, Mirassou, Gnarly Head of Sutter Home wines
Black Box, Beringer California or Rex-Goliath
Grey Goose Vodka, Skyy Vodka
Baileys, Pendleton Blended Whisky, Bombay Sapphire Gin or Captain Morgan Rum
Kahlua, Sauza Hornitos Tequila, Malibu Rum or Evan Williams
Jagermeister, Black Velvet Whisky, Bacardi Rum or Smirnoff Vodka
Jose Cuervo Authentic Margaritas, Absolut Vodka, The Kraken or Captain Morgan Black Spice Rum
Shock Top or Seirra Nevada Ales
Corona, Heineken, Newcastle, Dos Equis of Beck’s beer
Natural, Keystone Light or Pabst Blue Ribbon beer
Landshrk, New Belguim or Blue Moon beers
Bud Light Rita Family, Bud Light Platinum, Bud Light Lime, Michelob Ultra beers
Chex Mix or Gardetto Crisps
Lay’s Classic or Wavy potato chips
Chips Ahoy or Oreo cookies
Skinny Pop popcorn or Snappers
Hersheys of Kit Kat candies
Snickers ice cream of Toll House cookies
Jack Links original or teriyaki jerky
Keebler crackers or Stacy’s Pita Crisps
Twizzlers candies
Hagaen-Dass or Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
Fla-Vor-Ice pops or Annie’s Macaronni and Cheese
Nature Valley Biscuits, Breakfast Flats
Annie’s Bunny Grahams or Good Thins crackers
Blue Diamond Lightly Salted almonds
Bunny Fruit snacks of Chocolate Chip cookies
Pure Organic Huney or Almond Butter
Nake Jice of smoothies
Campbell’s Chicken Noodle or Tomato soup
Heavenly Light Popcorn or Baked Rice Crisps
God Emblem pistacyios
Clif, Luna, Goodness Knows, Brookside, Balance, Zone Perfect or Think Thin nutrition bars
Emblem juice
Maxwell House coffee
Jiff peanut butter or Smucker’s preserves,
Gold Emblem trail mix or chocolate covered almonds
Godl Emblem nut pouches or flavored nuts
Coffe Mate or Lipton tea
Gold Emblem coffee or Instant coffee
Stouffer’s or Digiorno Pizza or Cooked Perfect Meatballs
Dove chocolate Candies
Raisinets or Milk Duds
Whitman’s or Russel Stover assorted chocolates
Lindt, Ghirardelli or Ferrero chocolates
Pez candies
Gold Emblem candy
Sour Patch or Starburst candy
7up or Nesquik beverages
Red Bull or Monster drinks
Vit Coco coconut water
Arrowhead water
Lipton, Gatorade, Aquafina or Rockstar drinks
Fiji, San Pellegrino, Perrier of Evian water
Vitaminwater or Smartwater drinks
Advil or Aleve pain relief pills
Acetaminophen or naproxen pain relief pills
Claritin,  Zyrtec or Loratadine allergy tablets
Whey Protein powder or Nutritional Shake
CVS nutritional supplements
Nature Made nutritional supplements
Nature’s Bounty vitamins and supplements
Olly vitamin supplements for women
Nature’s Truth essential oils
Bi-Flex joint health tablets
Multi-Vitamin Disney gummies
Star Wars vitamin gummies
Pure Protein or Net-RX nutrition bars
Body Fortress Whey Protein
Sundown Naturals vitamins and supplements
One-a-day or Citracal supplements
TruNatal nausea relief pills
Schiff Digestive Advantage, MegaRed or Move Free Ultra bone health supplements
Zantac, Duo Fusion, Purelax, Omeprazole, Turmeric GutGard, Zegerid, Nexium, Prevacid or Metamucil digestive aids
VitaFusion supplements or Centrum vitamins
Special K cereals
Milk by the gallon
Arizona tea
Mars, Cadbury or Brookside candy pouches
King sized Kit-Kat of Snickers candy bars
Gold Emblem Nuts
M&Ms candies
Hershey’s Kisses or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups


So when admonished so frequently to “ask our pharmacist” what exactly should we be asking?


Let me apologize in advance for any misspellings. Any and all brand names are used solely for the purpose of this review and in no way is meant to defame nor endorse any product, supplier or producer.

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