NewMoore pharmacy to host Drug Roundup with sheriff's office

Photo Courtesy of Moore Chamber of Commerce

The Moore Chamber of Commerce holds a ribbon cutting at Meds & Moore, 1280 N. Eastern Ave. Suite F, on Tuesday afternoon. The new pharmacy is also hosting a drug round-up with the sheriff's office, at which residents can bring old or unused prescription drugs, on Saturday, July 13.

MOORE — The newest pharmacy in town, Meds & Moore, is named appropriately.

Apart from the obvious, the new business at 1280 N. Eastern Ave. Suite F offers more than just meds. It's a pharmacy, urgent care clinic and medication delivery service all in one.

On Saturday, July 13, Meds & Moore is teaming up with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office for a Drug Roundup. Residents can bring old or unused medications and deposit them.

Drug Roundups are designed to keep unused medications out of the hands of people who will exploit them illegally and lower the prevalence of prescription drug abuse. Meds & Moore will hold one at least once a quarter, and on Tuesday they held another one with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

Owner A.J. Asgari said at the shop's grand opening Tuesday that it falls under a larger group of pharmacies, but with a twist. Meds & Moore is, in some ways, one of a kind.

"They're all branded differently," Asgari said. "So they're all unique to each town and its heritage."

The Moore Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Meds & Moore on Tuesday afternoon. It was a chance for would-be customers to walk around and see what Meds & Moore offers for various healthcare needs.

The business is technologically driven, Asgari said. Tablets act as online kiosks, allowing customers to quickly find what they need.

It's not all electronic, though. Friendly pharmacists are still there behind the counter to help, including Pharmacy Manager Jason Barrett.

Asgari said Meds & Moore prioritizes keeping costs low for customers.

"We know this stuff is expensive," he said.

Family Nurse Practitioner Leah Asgari runs the clinic part of the Meds & Moore operation. This way customers can take care of minor medical issues and receive the medication they need all under one roof.

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