New pharmacy to move into downtown Evanston

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

A new speciality pharmacy is set to open Wednesday in downtown Evanston.

Simply Pure Rx will open its retail storefront at 1607 Benson Ave. in the Sherman Plaza complex across the street from the Davis El stop.

In addition to serving as a regular pharmacy, the location will house an advanced compounding lab that will allow the business to make drugs for patients with needs that cannot be met by commercially available products. Access to a compounding lab allows for pharmacists to customize dosage and eliminate preservatives and dyes in the drugs.

According to the business’s website, Simply Pure Rx plans to offer home delivery to Evanston customers and nearby communities such as Skokie and Wilmette. The pharmacy will also offer hormone therapy, pain management services and veterinary medicine in addition to prescription filling and medicinal consultation services.

Simply Pure Rx joins CVS, 1711 Sherman Ave., as the second pharmacy operating in downtown Evanston.

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