22 October 2008

At the Sign of the Green Cross


This post is somewhat thematically linked to the previous item, in that it shines a light on a detail lending a little touch of Europe in the middle of Manhattan. The Avignone Chemists on Bleecker Street advertises its presence with the help of a neon green cross. Those crosses are common sites in Paris and Rome, where they are the well-recognized symbol of a pharmacy. Avignone must have gone to a lot of bother to get one. Nice gesture.

5 comments:

Matt D. said...

There is a bar in Chicago that has the same sign out front. It's called Relax. I guess they do offer one drug, so it's not totally misleading.

ken mac said...

Super nice people at Avignone. I was sick out in PA last year and my doc was MIA and WalMart was the only pharmacy open. The pharmacist at Avignone argued with the WalMart pharmacist to transfer my prescription without a doctor's approval. He hammered her for 30 minutes til she finally gave in. Get that from CVS, just try.

Brooks of Sheffield said...

Wow, great story, Ken Mac. Good batch of recent pictures on your blog, btw.

Marc said...

Re: Ken Mae's post -

I've no clue why a pharmacist would need a doctor's approval for a script transfer as long as the script hasn't been changed, is located within the US, and the phramacist on the receiving end is registered. If the script called for an XYL Brand product, manufactured under that name by a certain company, and the doctor has prescribed that brand known to be the manufacture of solely a particular pharmaceutical company, then where would the problem?

I have an idea that it was a commercial issue rather than medical and that the originating phrmacy wanted the sale and didn't want to share.

Marc said...

I might've posted twice...if I did then it was totally by accident :(