Monday, December 12, 2011

An Excellent Tonic

It really is amazing, what the right medicine can do. This cheery advertisement from 1916 illustrates the point beautifully, doesn't it? The smiling young fellow's friend doesn't even recognize him, he looks so well after taking Malt-Nutrine, the amazing "liquid-food-tonic" made, oddly enough, by the Milwaukee beer manufacturers Anheuser-Busch. No, Malt-Nutrine wasn't beer, of course - it wasn't alcoholic at all, according to the fine print. And you could find it in almost any drugstore.

Back in 1916 this cheery man was lucky to find just what he needed at the local pharmacy. Of course he had to make the trip downtown to get there, and that could cost you a lot of time, and streetcar fare - to say nothing of then having an extra errand to do.

Now, thanks to online pharmacies, the druggist quite literally can come to you. There are some great places online where you can shop for over the counter drugs right in your own home, without having to go out if it's cold and snowy or just as grey and miserable as the non Malt-Nutrined friend on the left probably is (we can't see his face, but if we could, I'll bet he'd look pretty worn down).

If you visit a good online pharmacy, you can easily buy nexium or buy lipitor or any other prescription medicines that you may need. And online pharmacies can also educate you about things like side effects and drug interactions, things you need to know. There are usually customer service phone lines, too, so you can talk with someone if you need to know something specific. And they will be glad to help you order the medications you need to help you feel as wonderful as the Malt-Nutrine man back in 1916.

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