The history of Calhoun Drug Company is as much as a part of the area as the city of Calhoun itself. It was the late 1800s when Dr. G.L. Chastain dispensed the first medications in Calhoun from the city courthouse.
However, it wasn't long before the need for medications grew too large for Dr. Chastain. The solution? Recruiting his cousin A.H. "Uncle Pike" Chastain to take over the pharmacy. In 1883 the name was changed to Chastain & Chastain Drug Company and was moved to the corner of Court Street and Park Avenue.
Shortly after the move, the name was changed to Chastain & Morris Drug Company. When Mr. Hugh Orr bought the pharmacy in 1930 he changed the name again to Orr Drug Company.
It wasn't until Frank Christian purchased the business in 1946 that the name Calhoun Drug Company was used.
The legacy that was the Calhoun Drug Company was kept alive by druggist Don Richie throughout the 80s and 90s. His success was largely due to his mantra of providing service "beyond what is expected."
Today the new Calhoun Drug Company is continuing to provide that same high degree of personalized service to the residents of Calhoun and the surrounding area. Owned and operated by third-generation Calhoun natives, our family is committed to helping your family stay happy and healthy by providing you the latest technology and product offerings – all with the charm and loving care you expect from your home-town pharmacy.
The Calhoun Drug Company is located on Red Bud Road in the Piggly Wiggly Center and specializes in custom prescription compounding – medications that are custom made for your specific needs per physician's instructions. Custom compounding includes HRTs (hormone replacement therapies), cosmeceuticals, custom suspensions and syrups, antibiotic lollipops for the kids – even veterinary compounds.
Come see us today and find out why so many call Calhoun Drug Company their hometown pharmacy home!