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Pioneer in women's health offers Rxs, OTC, education. (Marla Ahlgrimm; prescriptions, over the counter drugs)

For approximately 15 years, Maria Ahlgrimm, R.Ph., has been catering to the special needs of women across the country. She was treating premenstrual syndrome (PMS) even before the phrase was coined. Ahlgrimm claimed that hers was the first women's health pharmacy in the country and still remains one of the leading sources for compounding hormonal treatments, as well as providing over-the-counter remedies and educational materials for PMS and other health problems that affect women.

When Ahlgrimm first began her practice, PMS was still considered something that was "all in your head." She talks about the days when many women were hospitalized or even institutionalized because of this condition and treated with drugs such as amphetamines, benzodiazepines, and antidepressants. …

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