Newton’s Pharmacy

December 1, 2019 | By More

Photo by Hannah Butler

 

Newton’s Pharmacy is your one-stop shop for all of the little things you need. While it is a pharmacy, Newton’s also offers vitamin supplements, gift items for your family, immunizations and consultation for individuals on long term care and medication.

Owner Bill Newton, however, is extremely proud of the medical synchronization that Newton’s offers.

Medical synchronization is where Newton’s will “pair up” each medication refill so that medications are picked up only once per month. All an individual needs to do is speak with a staff member to set this up.

Newton empathizes with customers and says that most people do not want to come into the pharmacy very often, especially if they are already sick and do not feel well.

Newton’s offers free delivery, and in order to serve in the most convenient way, the pharmacy added a drive-thru so customers can pick up prescriptions without the need to leave their vehicle. Although, the inside of Newton’s Pharmacy might just be the best part.

Both the medications in the back and general pharmaceutical needs in the front are neatly organized, with different sections squared away for the pharmacy’s gift items and an old-time soda fountain.

At this time of year, Newton’s offer Christmas goodies that even Santa’s elves will be jealous of. Bath balm sets, stuffed animals, paintings and dishes are all available for purchase. You’ll also find more localized items, such as nods to the Russellville Cyclones within some of their gifts available for purchase. Once upon a time, Newton’s Pharmacy even sold baseball cards.

But the most unique portion of Newton’s Pharmacy might just be its old-time soda fountain. All of that started long ago when Bill Newton first decided to own a pharmacy in 1970. Bill asked his children what one feature that the pharmacy should have, and his children chose a soda fountain.

The soda fountain includes its own little diner with weekly specials.Taco soup, ham, and chicken and dressing are all delights you might find at Newton’s on any given day.

All of this contributes to Newton’s unique atmosphere making the pharmacy feel more like a family hangout rather than another errand to run.

The pharmacy’s website at newtonsrx.com is also a resource. On its website, coupons are available, as well as wellness videos focused on diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and tips to help someone quit smoking.

Newton’s Pharmacy is open from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Sundays, Newton’s is closed, though the pharmacy is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The pharmacy is located on 715 W. Main St.

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