State tells Sky Meadow Apothecary: New name needed

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When Deborah Schatan was told she must change the name of her business to comply with state law, she found it hard to believe.
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Reader

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Aug 14, 2008
 
Deborah, tell them all to take a flying **** at a rolling doughnut. How many pharmacies even use the word "apothecary" anymore? Don't let them close you down because of a simple semantics issue.
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Aug 14, 2008
 
To the person who commented about Deborah being Jewish: Judaism is a religion, not a race. She named her business from a Hebrew word because it had meaning for her, like naming a child. Another person doesn't need to know the language; that is irrelevant.
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#5
Aug 14, 2008
 
Wait a minute! Just what is she trying to pull on us here? I think she's trying to do something underhanded, like earn a living in Sanctuary Cruz.. Sky Meadow Apothecary? Sky? This store doesn't have anything to do with the sky. Or a meadow, for that matter. What do our state laws say about that? What about Second Harvest Food Bank? Is that a bank?
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Aug 14, 2008
 
I am wondering how Ms. Schatan got her license to operate her business with the word "apothecary" in the name of the business in the first place IF she is required to have a pharmacy license to use that word !.. I see this as a problem for the beaurocracy that failed to spot THEIR mistake !
Ms.Schatan is not trying to scam anyone. But unfortunately the DRUG companies have a much bigger lobby than she does..( Follow the money?)
BTW, the word apothecary is dervied from the latin for "storehouse"... and the Greek, "to put away".....
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Aug 14, 2008
 
She should have read the law it's very clear about that word for sure! I hate to say it but it's her fault to bad!!!
Wescruz

Santa Cruz, CA

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#8
Aug 14, 2008
 
Simple solution; just spell differently; how about someting like "apothucary"?
Wescruz

Santa Cruz, CA

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#9
Aug 14, 2008
 
Or.....apottocarry?
Anyhow the whole thing is sooo stupid.
People don't even refer to a drugstore as an apothecary. At least not for over a hundred years I would imagine. geez. don't these dingaling officials have anything better to do? Like help straighten up the economic mess the state is in? hmmmm. food for thought.
Wescruz

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Aug 14, 2008
 
Reader wrote:
Wait a minute! Just what is she trying to pull on us here? I think she's trying to do something underhanded, like earn a living in Sanctuary Cruz.. Sky Meadow Apothecary? Sky? This store doesn't have anything to do with the sky. Or a meadow, for that matter. What do our state laws say about that? What about Second Harvest Food Bank? Is that a bank?
Very good point "Reader". Well said.
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#11
Aug 14, 2008
 
Perhaps she could just play with the spelling like the Farmacy does. "Apothecarie" or "E-Pothecary" or "AppoThackeray" (just kidding).

Really, it's hilarious that this is enforced when most people have no idea what an apothecary is.
linda

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#12
Aug 14, 2008
 
hey reader i also agree with you and also how about getting something to actually do to improve the economy. i can guarrantee that alot of people have forgotten about that specific name for pharmacies, anyway so get over it and let ms. schatan continue with her buisness and actualy have a job to do to contribute with the state economy!@!
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Aug 14, 2008
 
Hey isn't it wonderful to know that our tax dollars are being put to the best possible use as usual... When was the last time anyone filled a prescription at an Apothecary???? Maybe a hundred years ago? The word is really just fodder for history buffs and maybe the occasional Jeopardy answer, really now...
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Feb 25, 2013
 
Thanks for the great information. I am wanting to learn more about an apothecary in Phoenix. is http://www.pottershouserx.com/pcab.php a good option? Thanks.

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