Magazine article Drug Topics

'Voice of the Druggist'

Magazine article Drug Topics

'Voice of the Druggist'

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150 Years of American Pharmacy

Some magazines have to beg their readers for feedback-that's never been a problem for Drug Topics. From its earliest days as Druggists' Circular to its Web site blogs, readers have shared advice, corrected mistakes, and voiced their opinions on the issues confronting pharmacists.

Beginning with its earliest issues in 1857, Druggists' Circular, which later merged with Drug Topics, published recipes and suggestions sent in by pharmacists. In June 1857, J. W. Woolston helpfully sent in a therapy for hydrophobia that was "perfectly successful in effecting a cure." By 1880, reader J. O. Wild of Holyoke, Mass., sent in some "practical hints" for pharmacists, including the suggestion that "for every prescription, the first thing to be done is to write the label, on which the price should be marked." Pharmacists, it seems, have always been willing to share the secrets of their success.

Letters have come in all types and styles and have not been limited to the practical aspects of the profession. Six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor pushed America into World War ?, Ben Dickson of Dickson's Drug Store in Meridian, Miss., sent Drug Topics a poem commemorating the attack. By that time, Drug Topics had a devoted space to letters in each issue, called "Voice of the Druggist," and a letters column has been a regular feature of most subsequent issues.

Interestingly, one of the most enduring and contentious topics for readers has been pharmacy education. …

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