Saturday, December 06, 2008

Windsor's born-again pharmacist

From the Financial Post:
Rocco D'Angelo is a born-again pharmacist.

He used to own a Wyandotte Street pharmacy that was flush with business. They filled 800 prescriptions a day at a hectic pace. Then he and his pharmacist wife got divorced and he started travelling around the province working at pharmacies on short-term contracts. D'Angelo, a father of two daughters, soul searched and decided to return to the roots of his profession.

"I didn't go to pharmacy school to sell shampoo or motor oil," D'Angelo said. "I went to study chemistry and help people."

He bought a condominium downtown and opened Royal Windsor Pharmacy, a tiny storefront at the corner of Park and Pelissier streets. The shelves are stocked with over-the-counter medications and vitamins that D'Angelo recommends. There isn't a bottle of shampoo or pack of batteries in sight.

D'Angelo, 55, dove into his new life. His business is small, and while he wants it to grow, he doesn't want to expand too much, otherwise he wouldn't be able to spend as much time with patients. ...more

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