A Message From Alex May 2022

A Message From Alex May 2022

I just returned from a trip to Nashville at the end of April. I was visiting with multiple other retail medical equipment store owners to discuss best practices, products, and industry trends. While I haven’t traveled as much these past two years for business, it’s nice to once again venture out and see what’s new!…

COVID-19 Vaccine Update May 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Update May 2022

As of April 8th, 2022, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has adopted the CDC’s recommendations for a second booster dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine following the approval of FDA authorization. If you are unsure if you qualify for the second booster, please refer to the vaccine schedule below. Oswald’s Pharmacy currently offers…

Nutrient Depletion While on Metformin

Nutrient Depletion While on Metformin

Metformin, also known as Glucophage or Glumetza, is often first-line therapy in people with non-insulin-dependent Type 2 Diabetes. It lowers blood sugar by decreasing glucose production by the liver, decreasing absorption of intestinal glucose, and increasing muscle and fat cell sensitivity to insulin. These multiple mechanisms of action are the reason Metformin is usually first-line…

A Message From Alex April 2022

A Message From Alex April 2022

When you think of your self-care routines at home, how much plastic is involved? From your toothbrush and toothpaste tube to the shampoo and conditioner bottles—almost everything we use has some level of plastic involved. With only around 9% of plastic being recycled in this country, why not just skip the plastic with some items…