Gibson Pharmacy
2505 S. Carrier Pkwy.
(S.E. Corner of Carrier & Pioneer Pkwy.)
(972) 264-0268

Store Hours    M-F 9AM-6PM    Sat 9AM-1PM

February 2011

Your Rights 

Recently it came to our attention that the FDA was looking into the animal drug products used in animal services - The article I read was in the journal - The Federal Register - It is the Daily Journal of the United State Government. This could possibly affect the ability of your vet to treat your animal. A group we belong to (for free) keeps us updated on such issues as well as helps to protect our rights of physicians, dentists, and veterinarians. To join and be kept updated, please use one of the contact info below:


Website is 

Call 1-800-927-4227 or

contact at 

Gardening Information

Onion bulbs, potato eyes, fruit trees, lettuce, collard greens, broccoli, cabbage - Now is the time. Several local businesses have these in stock, ready to plant. Asparagus, strawberries, the time will soon be here. Get areas ready. Still need to cover during extreme cold - just remember to let them get some sun on decent days. Enjoy these fresh plants and produce.


Flu and pneumonia shots are available at our pharmacy.

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5:45pm
Sat: 9am - 12:45pm

The shot for Shingles is available at this time. It does require a prescription from your doctor.
Contact And Information 
Our website: We are also on Facebook and Twitter

Our Facebook is Gibson Pharmacy and our Twitter is GibsonPharmacy (all one word for Twitter). Links to our website, Facebook, and Twitter are on this email in the Quick Links of this email.

Also, our email is No refills yet accepted through email - sorry for any inconvenience that may cause.

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A lot of people think of the price of their prescriptions as being only the cost of the pills. What all does your money really buy you?
#1 - The actual bottle of pills
#2 - The information sheet that you can take home and read about what are all the good and bad your pills can do?
#3 - The availability of the pharmacy to your home - to your car.
#4 - The Pharmacist - the price of the prescription includes you being able to talk to your pharmacist, ask them questions about your pills and your condition - any other condition you may have - any other medications that you may take - how to travel with them - do they handle extreme cold or heat? Will they make you tired, dizzy, sunburn more easily - affect you more with alcohol, grapefruit juice, dairy? Do you need to stop any medication while taking this medication?

We get a lot of calls from patients of other pharmacies asking questions about medicines we have not filled. Those questions need to go to the pharmacist who filled your prescriptions. You paid for that when you got your prescription filled. We welcome the opportunity to fill your prescriptions and to answer your questions about them.


Our former neighbor - Curves - has moved and is now in the local shopping center around the corner. So here is their new location and info:

675 W. Pioneer Pkwy
Ste. 102
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
(972) 642-0770

Good Luck, Wendy, at your new location.

Sugar Substitutes

Yes, I remember all the flack about saccharine and cancer and how much it would take to do to a human what it did to a rat. I have written on the controversy concerning high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin. I have never seen anyone who uses those regularly become a non-diabetic. And very few who use them loose weight, so it was with interest that I watched the Dr. Oz show the other day and learned about studies showing rats that were given sugar substitutions gained weight while ones that ate a regular diet did not. So are sugar substitutes making us fat? According to the studies on that segment, yes. This segment of the show can be re-watched over the internet and a copy of the script is available at Now that makes my Xylitol look twice as nice.

FYI - Your Prescriptions

If you are currently using a medication that is compounded by a pharmacy near your doctor and would like to have it compounded near your home, we can transfer your prescription and make getting your refills easier and close to home. If you find getting your refills inconvenient, let us help you get your prescriptions close to home.

Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce

The chamber holds monthly luncheons as well as Business Exchange Breakfast and Business After Hours. Contact the chamber to check on exact dates and time. Together we can promote growing businesses and good will in Grand Prairie.

Contact info and phone #
Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce
900 Conover Dr.
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
(972) 264-1558



1.) Get your prescription bottle from your old pharmacy
2.) Give us a call at (972) 264-0268
3.) Tell either Gary or one of our technicians:
          Your name
          Your phone number
          Your old pharmacy name and their phone number
          The prescription number or numbers
          Your doctor's name (and their phone number is great, too)
4.) Any insurance information
5.) We'll handle the rest

You can also just bring in your prescription bottle in to us.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
1 Bag Powdered Sugar
1 lb. Powdered Coffee Creamer (plain flavor)
1 lb. Nestle Quick
3-4 T. Cocoa
8 qt. Powdered Milk

Mix together, store in air tight container.
To make an 8oz. cup of hot cocoa: Mix 3-4 heaping teaspoonfuls of the mix into 8 oz. cup of hot water. Mix well. I like to add whipped cream and top with a dash of cinnamon. YUM! Enjoy!


Disclaimer: This newsletter is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. Anyone who has a serious disease or ailment should consult a physician before initiating any change in treatment or before beginning any new treatment. All items are my opinion.