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Much and all as most of us love Spring, for some of us, it marks the arrival of the dreaded hay fever. Over Winter much media attention was focussed on the negative impact of colds, influenza and, of course, Covid-19. Hayfever doesn’t ever seem to attract the same media attention yet it is as negatively impactful in many ways. The number of “sick days” experienced, particularly in our little corner of the World, is actually higher than that seen from colds and flu’s during Winter. So the impact is quite significant.
In researching the latest on Hayfever to train our staff I’ve noticed a few improvements to the treatment guidelines that may provide better relief to sufferers. I’ve made a few notes below that may assist relief hayfever symptoms. As always, if you would like to know more please come in and speak with one of our pharmacists:
Our Best Price Promise
We are aware that there is much variation in pricing between different pharmacies. Whilst we acknowledge at our size and with our long opening hours we can’t be cheapest on every single item we remain committed to providing you with the highest standard of service along with the best possible value. To that end, if you find a better price at another pharmacy on any item we stock please speak with one of our friendly staff. Wherever we can we will match that price and , if we can’t, we will offer our best possible price. We are a local, family owned, West Australian business dedicated to serving our local community. Whilst we don’t have the buying power of larger pharmacy groups we will be happy to offer you our best price on your medications and healthcare goods.
Free Home Delivery
Can’t get to us, then we will come to you!
If you live anywhere in the City of Rockingham we offer a free home delivery service. Our delivery car goes out every weekday afternoon. Get your order in by 12pm weekdays and you’ll get your medicines on the same day.
Do you dispose of your unwanted medicines correctly?
This is a remarkably important question given that the impact on our environment is far more dramatic than you probably imagine.
There is mounting evidence that unwanted medicines that end up in landfill (they’ve been put into rubbish bins) or that go down the drain actually end up back in our aquatic ecosystems. It follows that they can then end up in our plant and animal food sources. Analysis of the water in Sydney Harbour found detectable levels of 7 different commonly used medicines. There is strong belief this would be reflected across the water bodies in all major cities in Australia.
This highlights just how important it is to dispose of old medicines correctly. For the record, the lowest environmental impact disposal method is high temperature incineration. There is a national system that is run through every community pharmacy in Australia to dispose of unwanted medicines in this way. So, the moral of the story is don’t throw or flush your old medicines, take them back to the pharmacy.
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