Monday, November 08, 2010

Fort Street pharmacy 100 years old thanks to focus on patient care

From the Victoria Times Colonist:
It has survived world wars, the Great Depression and numerous recessions that followed.

And it has flourished as the era of big-box retail turned pharmacies into sidelines.

Victoria Compounding Pharmacy -- formerly Aaronson's -- turns 100 today with a fourth-generation owner committed to keeping the drug store firmly rooted in what it does best and leading the curve on a new spectrum of treatments and patient care.

John Forster-Coull doesn't sell barbecues or computers or cosmetics.

"We sell drugs and provide patient care, and we've always done it very well," Forster-Coull said in an interview at his busy Fort Street pharmacy and lab. ...more

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