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    The Top 10 Wackiest Pharmacy Stories From the 70s: Part 3

    Pharmacy never changes in the final part of our “Best of the 70s” series.


    When good ideas go bad—December 4, 1972

    Grandma Wilson, one of our favorite customers, couldn’t seem to remember when or if she’d taken her blood pressure pills. One day her daughter announced she’d solved the problem, and asked if we’d save an empty birth control Dialpak for Granny. Quite a neat solution, we thought, that would certainly remind the old lady to attend to her medication. A couple of weeks later we happened to hear from the daughter how her genius had been thwarted. Seems everything went along fine until Granny popped her Dialpak in the midst of a church social. Bell Telephone made a fortune that night on calls to her house, confided the daughter, and it was all she could do to convince the busybodies that Grandma hadn’t stumbled on the fountain of youth.

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