Just after writing about Bill Rain leaving the state for greener pastures, Nicole Gianuglou called me. You don’t know Nicole, but she’s a criminal according to the Ohio State board of pharmacy. Her crime: using the word â€œApothecaryâ€ as part of her business name; â€œPreen Apothecary.â€
Now, 95% of the population have no idea what the word means, and the other 5% have been reading too much of â€œElle,â€ â€œCosmoâ€ and the like- because it’s the new hip term for beauty care- with that old school feel.
It’s so hip and cool that â€œBigelow Chemistsâ€ (also a name that is only good for real pharmacies in the State of Ohio) has a whole section of their site called â€œapothecary.â€ What, you’ve never heard of C.O. Bigelow either- but they are the â€œoldest apothecary in Americaâ€ and owned by Les Wexner and Limited Brands.
This is another case of bureaucrats getting paid too much to protect their jobs instead of the public- in this case it’s â€œJess Wimberlyâ€ who is a â€œcompliance agentâ€ for the state pharmacy board.
Nicole is facing up to a $250 fine and 30 days in jail- a forth degree misdemeanor, the same type of charge that the City tried to pile on me for the mask case.
I know we’ll all feel safer with Nicole in jail, and not confusing us like CO Bigelow does with their .75 ml Marvis Jasmin Mint Toothpaste that they sell for $8.95 a tube.
Nicole’s store is:
Preen Apothecary – she doesn’t have a site yet.
you can e-mail her at nicole at Preenapothecary dot com
Preen has moved- here is their current info:
new phone number too.