Drive-Up COVID-19 RT-PCR Testing 1 Hour Results

Drive-Up COVID-19 RT-PCR Testing 1 Hour Results

The Oswald’s Pharmacy Laboratory is excited to offer a new RT-PCR testing service in which results are received in 1 hour! Book your test today here. The Accula SARS-CoV-2 Test is a molecular in-vitro diagnostic test utilizing the real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) technique, which means results are visible almost immediately. RT-PCR tests are…

A Message from Alex October 2021

A Message from Alex October 2021

In September my childhood best friend Greg visited me at Oswald’s. He was in town from Boston with his husband to attend a family member’s wedding. We spent a lot of time in Downtown Naperville when we were kids, especially at the pharmacy. It was fun to show him around and look at what was…

A Message from Alex September 2021

A Message from Alex September 2021

Last year we updated our logo and ’mission statement’ to celebrate our 145th year in business and to visually communicate how diverse our offerings truly are. Sometimes we joke we run 6 stores in 1: a full-service pharmacy, gifts & greeting cards, a United States Post Office (some say the best-kept secret in town, shhhhh),…

Medical-Grade Face Masks: Are They Worth It?

Medical-Grade Face Masks: Are They Worth It?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, face masks have become available at nearly every online and brick & mortar retailer. Everything from reusable cloth masks to protective face masks labeled ‘medical masks’ are widely available. The question is; are medical-grade face masks better than face masks you can buy at a gas station or…

Do I Have COVID or the Flu?

Do I Have COVID or the Flu?

This flu season, Oswald’s Pharmacy will be offering Rapid COVID-19 & Flu A+B tests. The test we will be administering is the BD SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A+B rapid antigen testing, which tests for both the seasonal flu and COVID-19. The Rapid COVID-19 & Flu A+B Test allows patients to get tested for two flu variants…

A Message from Alex August 2021

A Message from Alex August 2021

Last week I got an email from my friend Beckie with screenshots from the App NextDoor. If you’re not familiar, NextDoor is a social media app you can download on your phone, or log in to from a web browser and communicate with neighbors and businesses in your community. They describe themselves as “an app…

A Message from Alex July 2021

A Message from Alex July 2021

According to a recent Washington Post article, “American workers have decided it’s time for a change — a decision at least partly brought on by a more than year-long pandemic that shifted the way many understood the norms of work life.” This statement holds true, even at our family-run pharmacy. Oswald’s Welcomes New Medical Equipment…

Vintage Candies: Staff Favorites

Vintage Candies: Staff Favorites

Picking out candy for gift bags, party favors, or just a regular old snack can be a chore. Modern candy manufacturers are constantly releasing new chocolate bars and other sweets… it can be hard to find something good! Vintage candy is the candy that has been around since our parent’s and grandparent’s time. Candy that…