By Peggy Sturdivant
It is not an exaggeration to say that the pharmacists at Ballard’s Bartell Drugs have saved lives, and that is just within my own family. It was a pharmacist there who realized that an on-call doctor’s prescription could have caused my husband with lymphoma to bleed out. It was the pharmacist at Bartell’s who diagnosed the cause of my month-long unbearable headache to a manufacture’s change in the allergy medication.
They waited for me when I rushed there before closing, they rushed an order when a doctor said I needed to find my mother-in-law and get her the antibiotic immediately. Since I knew exactly the route she would take between her driveway and Bartell’s, as though it was the path between the house and the barn, I was able to try to intercept her.