The Differences Between Independent and Chain Pharmacies

The Differences Between Independent and Chain Pharmacies

I have been a pharmacist at Oswald’s Pharmacy since 2018. Most people don’t know that I actually used to work for a popular chain pharmacy before coming here. I was incredibly miserable there (as are most pharmacy staff members at chains), so I was very grateful to get a job at a local independent pharmacy.…

A Message From Bill September 2020

A Message From Bill September 2020

We were doing some rearranging in my office a few weeks ago and discovered a whole bunch of old pictures, advertisements, and paraphernalia. I’m sure I have looked through this before but most of it I don’t remember. Seeing as this year we are celebrating our 145th anniversary I figured I better start scanning this…

Fighting Nutrient Depletion

Fighting Nutrient Depletion

Taking only one vitamin, supplement, or prescription drug is becoming more and more uncommon. According to the CDC, nearly 50% of the US population takes at least 1 prescription medication regularly, with 11% of the population taking 5 or more prescription medications regularly. As more people take medications, doctors and pharmacists are looking at the…

The Best Travel Mobility Scooters for 2020

The Best Travel Mobility Scooters for 2020

The summer of 2020 is winding down, meaning outdoor scooters will be used less and less. Luckily there have been some huge developments in travel scooter size and portability over the past few years. Today we’re going to talk about the 2 best travel scooters for 2020. Mobility scooters have been becoming smaller and lighter.…

A Message From Bill & Alex August 2020

A Message From Bill & Alex August 2020

Message From Bill August. Back to school. This year it will be something much different than ever before. Reading about the changes that are taking place for this school year got me thinking about how different our school business is from when I was a kid. Back in the seventies, when I was working for…

The Current State of COVID-19 Antibody Testing

The Current State of COVID-19 Antibody Testing

We have been offering COVID-19 antibody testing on-site for almost a month now. Over that time, we have gotten many questions, as well as learned more ourselves, regarding the testing itself. Who should get tested? Do I need to get tested? How accurate are the results? Is paying for an Antibody test worth it? The…

Make Learning at Home Fun!

Make Learning at Home Fun!

The fate of the 2020-2021 school year currently hangs in balance as teachers, lawmakers, parents, and students weigh the pros and cons of different educational strategies. Because of this, many parents are looking for ways to keep their kids’ brains in shape—especially younger children. With school and education on everyone’s minds, we thought we’d put…

On-Site COVID-19 Antibody Test Updates

On-Site COVID-19 Antibody Test Updates

WALK-IN COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTS NOW ACCEPTED! Click Here to Schedule an Appointment Online The last 2 weeks here at Oswald’s have been busy. Our COVID-19 Antibody Tests have been going on for most of the day, every day. Here are some of the big changes we’ve introduced since the start of testing just 2 weeks…

A Message From Bill July 2020

A Message From Bill July 2020

July in Naperville means two things – Independence Day and Sidewalk Sales. For many long-time Napervillians, both of these events take your thoughts back to when the town was much smaller. I remember when I was in grade school in the 60s, we would watch the fireworks show from my Grandparent’s rooftop. They had just…

Product Spotlight: Puzzles

Product Spotlight: Puzzles

The last few months have been a lot for everyone to handle. With all the tragedy COVID-19 has caused, I tried to look for some good or fun news that relates to Oswald’s and our customers. The first thing that jumped out at me was puzzles! We have sold more puzzles over the past few…

Safety Razors: The Perfect Gift for Father’s Day 2020

Safety Razors: The Perfect Gift for Father’s Day 2020

Having trouble finding the right Father’s Day gift this year? Look no further than our traditional wet shaving aisle, carefully curated by yours truly! When I was a kid, I found a vintage safety razor in the basement of the old Oswald’s location and have been fascinated by them ever since. It wasn’t until college…