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Edward's Pharmacy stays true to it's roots

Posted at 6:48 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 18:48:15-04

CENTREVILLE, Md. — When you don’t feel good, you go to the pharmacy and pick out your favorite medication...well at Edwards pharmacy in Centreville if you don’t see what you want, they will make it for you.

Unlike your national pharmacies, here at Edward’s they are a compounding medication pharmacy. All pharmacies did this and then companies came along and mass produced their own medicine.

Edward’s held onto their traditions.

"We’ve been offering it to the community for 56 years so, it’s something we’ve been doing for a long time."

For adults who take multiple pills a day, they can condense that down to one or two. They have a little trick for children that might find medicine a little hard to swallow.

" We’re able to flavor the medications bubble gum, mint. You’re able to make it where they are more apt to take the medication."

There is one compound they have been making for 25 years now and it’s the most popular: the green goo.

"It’s used for chiggers, poison ivy, poison oak, eczema. It has many of uses. A little bit goes a long way and it looks like green slime."

This “green goo” is one of the more popular compounds they make here for you and I, but it’s not just us they take care of, they make compounds for your pets as well.

"So we are able to flavor pet medication into tuna, salmon, flavors that they’re used to eating. As well as dogs, we actually compound medication for my dog in a beef flavor and he thinks it’s a treat and it’s a win-win for everybody."

So, if there’s a medication you or even your pet needs, not to worry, they could be mixing it up right now.