Farmacon celebrates 40 years of service
John Demetriades has been working at Farmacon Pharmacy on FifthAvenue for as long as he can recall.
I remember watching my mom type up prescription labels on thetypewriter one at a time, he recalled, noting that his parents,Penelope and Demetrios Demetriades opened the pharmacy in 1971.Now we use ePrescribe, where the doctor’s office sends us theprescription and we fill it. All this technology is useful but westill take pride in those personal relationships and our commitmentto our patients and customers for excellence.
Farmacon does regular prescription filling and also the art ofcompounding, which chain drug stores do not do. If a patient needsa specific dose that is not available, we have to calculate thevarious ingredients involved and create the does that isappropriate for you, your child or your pet, Demetriadesexplained.
He admitted that they fill a lot of prescriptions for pets – andflavor the medication, as well. We have a wide variety of flavorsfor just about any medication, he said, adding that allprescriptions are made while you wait. It’s hard for kids to drinktheir medicine with that awful taste.