Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy to Open Eco-Friendly Store in Redmond

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Personal and environmental health meet in area’s first green pharmacy

Boulder, CO -- February 6, 2009 -- Combining preventative health care with top-notch customer service, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy will open its newest store in Redmond on Saturday, February 21st. The store adjacent to QFC grocery was recently remodeled with bamboo flooring, recycled carpeting, and low VOC paint to create a healthy and comfortable space. It is located at 15840 Redmond Way.

Pharmaca offers full prescription filling services, over-the-counter medications, and professional grade supplements as well as natural beauty products and unique gifts. The store is filled with more than 4,000 organic, natural and fair trade items from brands like Jurlique, Metagenics, Dr.Hauschka, and World of Good.

Pharmaca provides an accessible health resource at a time when health care costs are rising and employer provided coverage is shrinking. A staff of credentialed pharmacists, naturopathic doctors, nutritionists, herbalists and estheticians gives customers easy access to knowledgeable health care professionals on a daily basis.

“We look forward to providing the community with a one-stop-shop for traditional and natural medications and offering the expertise of our knowledgeable and licensed staff for all their personal needs,” said Barry Perzow, founder and CEO of Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy.

“Our new space next to QFC grocery has a long history as a beloved neighborhood pharmacy. We will continue this legacy while expanding our offerings to include organic and natural products and personal care items in a healthful environment,” Perzow adds. In an effort to keep the level of service consistently high, Pharmaca has kept long-time pharmacist and previous owner Rick Ytreide on board as pharmacy manager.

The Washington-area stores also plan to announce the extension of Pharmaca’s green pharmacy program in the coming weeks. This initiative allows customers to return unused or expired medicine for environmentally responsible disposal. To date, the company has kept over 700 pounds of pharmaceutical waste out of the water supply.

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