Pharmacy in the 1920’s versus the 2020’s: how things have changed over the last century

Cristian Halati

Phlo sits at the forefront of the digital pharmacy industry, delivering a service that is both innovative and unmatched by any other pharmacy, while at the same time retaining the core identity of a pharmacy business.

We’re still a pharmacy, but we’re a pharmacy that comes to you, at your convenience, for your convenience. We’re a pharmacy that not only delivers your medication, but also helps you manage your healthcare better, stay on top of your medication, saving time and money.

As we’ve stepped into the 2020’s, we thought we’d take a trip back in time, and take a look at what pharmacy looked like in the 1920’s, compared to what it means today. Let’s dive right into it.

Visiting the pharmacy 100 years ago

A century ago, brick-and-mortar pharmacy businesses were the way things were done. As a patient, one would enter the pharmacy and be greeted by the pharmacist, a relatively new profession at the time. Up until the early 20th century, apothecaries as well as chemists and druggists were still prevalent - the former has now evolved into modern day GPs.

Rain or shine, day or night, to get their prescription filled, patients had to make their way to the local pharmacy.

Today, things haven’t changed all that much … yet. The majority of NHS and private prescriptions are still picked up in person. This decade, Phlo is challenging the status quo. Phlo converts your mobile device into a personal healthcare platform enabling the patient to order NHS and private prescriptions. Simply put, getting your medication in your hands - when and where you need it- has never been easier than it is now.

Phlo ensures that with a simple touch of a button, your medication will be on the way to your doorstep, set to arrive that very day, within a specific time slot. The convenience and flexibility that Phlo offers is simply unmatched.

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