June 17, 1997 |
Abe Hailperin, 86, a retired pharmacist who operated Conroy Drugs in Moorestown for 34 years, died Saturday at West Jersey Hospital-Marlton. Mr. Hailperin had lived in Moorestown for 45 years. He was born and raised in Newark. A pharmacist for 54 years, Mr. Hailperin operated Conroy Drugs before retiring in 1986. The Moorestown landmark had been in existence for more than a half century before its closing. For Mr. Hailperin, the local pharmacy was a family business - with his wife and children working in the store - and a calling.
May 8, 1999 |
'Conscience," explains the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "is a judgment of reason whereby the human person recognizes the moral quality of a concrete act that he is going to perform, is in the process of performing, or has already completed. " And it adds: "In all he says and does, man is obliged to follow faithfully what he knows to be just and right. " A law that strongly protects a person's obligation of conscience, particularly in the area of his professional work, is admirable.
August 26, 1999 |
Hyman "Doc" Solomon, 91, an old-fashioned pharmacist who during a nearly 60-year career made elixirs, compounds and capsules of medicine when not serving ice cream sodas, died of heart failure Monday at Albert Einstein Medical Center. He lived in Rhawnhurst. Mr. Solomon earned his nickname, like many other early druggists, because he was certified by the state to formulate his own over-the-counter prescriptions. "If you had a cough or anemia, he would make an elixir for you," son-in-law Martin Ellick said.
January 3, 2008 |
Maurita Robinson Brown, 85, formerly of Ridley Park, a retired pharmacist and a trailblazer, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Saturday at the Attleboro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Langhorne. In 1943, Mrs. Brown became the first African American woman to graduate from Temple University's School of Pharmacy, after completing her studies in three years. When Temple honored her at her class' 50th reunion, she told a reporter: "I felt right away that there were some on the faculty that wanted me to drop out, and I had to reach inside and find the courage to continue.
July 20, 2005 |
A drug-addicted pharmacist has admitted stealing more than $150,000 in prescription drugs from a Bucks County hospital where he worked, authorities said yesterday. Brian S. Young, 42, of Gilbertsville, Montgomery County, was fired after his arrest Monday outside Grand View Hospital in Sellersville. At the time, he carried 200 pills he had just stolen from the hospital pharmacy, District Attorney Diane E. Gibbons said. Under questioning, Young said he had swiped more than 30,000 OxyContin pills since 2003, court records say. Young told investigators he had been addicted for several years, and had stolen unknown quantities of other drugs over the past five years.
July 26, 1990 |
The April arrest of an illegal dealer in prescription drugs led to an undercover operation that netted a Bristol Borough pharmacist on drug charges this week. Bucks County District Attorney Alan M. Rubenstein said that the "dealer agreed to go undercover" after his arrest and that, on behalf of authorities, he bought large doses of Tylenol with codeine, percocet and placidyl on seven occasions over the last three months from James Rocco, 42, of Bristol Borough. Rocco, who operates Rocco's Pharmacy on Farragut Avenue in Bristol - where authorities said the drug buys took place, was arrested Monday and charged with dispensing to a drug-dependent person, unlawful dispensing of drugs by a practitioner, altering prescriptions and violations of the drug labeling act. After the arrest, Rocco was released on his own recognizance and his bail was set at $250,000.
October 27, 1995 |
Bernard Friedman, 80, founder of the Barclay Prescription Pharmacy at 18th and Spruce Streets in Rittenhouse Square, died Wednesday at Pennsylvania Hospital. Mr. Friedman, who was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the Temple University School of Pharmacy, opened the Barclay in 1941. In the '40s, the composer Leonard Bernstein, architect Louis Kahn and other luminaries would gather at the pharmacy's soda fountain, Mr. Friedman's son, Russell, said.
March 18, 2008 |
Philip Grolnick, 100, a retired pharmacist and drugstore owner, died Friday at his home in Cherry Hill. In the late 1940s, Mr. Grolnick and his younger brother, Abe, opened Grolnick Drugs at Broad and Susquehanna Streets in North Philadelphia. In 1958, they moved their business to Woodbury Heights and operated Southwood Drugs until 1977. After it was sold, Mr. Grolnick continued to work at the store until he retired at 87. The Grolnick brothers had kept "profile cards" on their customers and noted when a patient had a bad reaction to a drug, years before New Jersey began requiring pharmacists to do this.
September 6, 1986 |
Stanley Rosenthal, who owned a pharmacy in Frankford for several months, yesterday was sentenced to up to two years in prison by a federal judge for selling more than $50,000 worth of drugs to neighborhood junkies. Rosenthal, 47, of Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County, also was fined $75,000 by U.S. District Judge James T. Giles. Rosenthal bought the Tremont Pharmacy, 4201 Frankford Ave., on Aug. 20, 1984. The store was closed several months later by agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration because of the illegal drug sales.
June 20, 1990 |
Victor M. "Doc" Quinones, a retired pharmacist and Postal Service clerk who helped neighborhood youngsters get a start in life, died Monday. He was 91 and lived in West Philadelphia. Doc operated his drugstore in the 4100 block of Lancaster Avenue until 1971 with his wife of 48 years, the former Catherine Harris. She died in 1977. They had no children. He also worked during those years as a mail clerk, retiring at age 72. Quinones was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where his mother washed clothes for others to help send her son to school.