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Since 2000, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has offered traditional pharmacy services alongside holistic remedies so customers can choose how they want to approach their health care. Our staff of certified practitioners helps guide customers through our selection of over-the-counter medications, alternative remedies, and natural cosmetics and body care products for a stress-free shopping experience. Pharmaca has 24 locations throughout the western US, in California, Colorado, Oregon, New Mexico and Washington. You can also shop online at www.pharmaca.com.

Pharmaca has established this blog to share information and news on the latest topics in integrative health, from government standards to ingredient questions to advice. We hope you’ll turn to Project Wellness for expertise and inspiration.

Pharmaca welcomes Express Scripts members!

Pharmaca welcomes Express Scripts members!

Patients covered under Express Scripts’ benefits plans can still bring their prescriptions to Pharmaca without any interruption of service. It’s part of our commitment to offering personalized, convenient service to as many customers as possible. And don’t forget! For each new prescription you transfer, you’ll get a coupon for $30 in free retail shopping!...

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Attention Boulder: Drug Take-Back Coming Soon

September 12, 2011
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Attention Boulder: Drug Take-Back Coming Soon

For all of our customers in Boulder, Colo.: The city’s annual Pharmaceutical Drop-off Day is coming up! Instead of tossing your unused or expired medication, take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to properly dispose of your prescriptions and keep them out of our water supply. Bring your unused or expired medications to Boulder Community...

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Brain Health Questions: How does stress affect brain health?

Brain Health Questions: How does stress affect brain health?

Our webinar with Dr. Bruce Price on July 27 sparked some interesting questions on brain health from our participants. Since Dr. Price wasn’t able to answer all of them during the webinar, we thought we’d tackle some common ones here. These answers come from Dr. Haythum Tayeb, a behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry fellow in...

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Brain health questions: Is there a connection between ADHD & Alzheimer’s?

Brain health questions: Is there a connection between ADHD & Alzheimer’s?

Our webinar with Dr. Bruce Price on July 27 sparked some interesting questions on brain health from our participants. Since Dr. Price wasn’t able to answer all of them during the webinar, we thought we’d tackle some common ones here. These answers come from Dr. Haythum Tayeb, a behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry fellow in...

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Brain Health Questions: How can I reverse memory loss?

Brain Health Questions: How can I reverse memory loss?

Our webinar with Dr. Bruce Price on July 27 sparked some interesting questions on brain health from our participants. Since Dr. Price wasn’t able to answer all of them during the webinar, we thought we’d tackle some common ones here. These answers come from Dr. Haythum Tayeb, a behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry fellow in...

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Pharmaca’s model and the future of integrative medicine

Pharmaca’s model and the future of integrative medicine

In a recent Huffington Post article by Marc Stoiber entitled “Who will own the brand of integrative medicine?”, Pharmaca CEO Mark Panzer talked about Pharmaca’s integrative approach to the pharmacy: “The common US model is one pharmacist, and a bunch of clerks stocking shelves. In our case, we have the highly trained pharmacist, but...

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Upcoming webinar with Dr. Bruce Price

Upcoming webinar with Dr. Bruce Price

Interested in what you can be doing preventively to keep your brain and memory going strong as you age? Pharmaca is proud to be hosting a free webinar with Dr. Bruce Price of our Integrative Health Advisory Board. Boost Your Brain: How to maintain good memory and cognitive function as you age Wednesday, July...

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Ask a Practitioner: How can I naturally lower my cholesterol?

We get questions nearly every day via Ask a Practitioner from people with a variety of health concerns. Our practitioners take turns answering these questions, offering advice based on their experience and expertise. Every now and then we post some of these questions with the hopes that our practitioners’ advice can help answer some...

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Practitioner of the Month: Erik A., Naturopathic Doctor

Practitioner of the Month: Erik A., Naturopathic Doctor

Because Pharmaca stores are staffed with such unique practitioners–from acupuncturists to herbalists to naturopaths, every month we like to highlight one who is particularly great at their job. Our June practitioner of the month is Dr. Erik A., naturopathic doctor at our store Madison Park, Seattle, store. Dr. Erik graduated in 2002 from Bastyr...

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Whooping cough vaccinations now available

Whooping cough vaccinations now available

If you live in California, you probably know that cases of whooping cough have dramatically increased over the last 50 years. Also know as pertussis, whooping cough now affects an estimated 7,800 people in California alone (via Huffington Post). As a result, last year the California legislature enacted a law that requires students in...

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