September 27, 2005, Waltham, MA – For the last several weeks, Johnson Drug, who has serviced Waltham residents for over 150 years, has been undergoing a major renovation to make the store more customer friendly and larger to accommodate their growing range of health and wellness products and services. Contractors from as far away as Germany, worked diligently to create a European inspired store that is reflective of Johnson Drug’s commitment to providing an array of traditional, complimentary and alternative health products and services that support the whole person.To celebrate their new look, Johnson Drug held a grand re-opening for the community on Saturday. Approximately 500 people, from the greater Waltham area, including Mayor McCarthy, enjoyed an entire day of free products, samples and food, fun-filled activities and information. Local favorites WROR’s Loren & Wally were on hand and proved to be a hit with attendees.”We as pharmacists are often the first line of defense in helping individuals manage their treatments,” said Steve Bernardi, Owner of Johnson Drug. “As prescription drug costs continue to rise more people are self-medicating and turning to unregulated or complimentary alternative therapies. As one of the only holistic pharmacies in New England, we are uniquely positioned to meet Metro Boston residents’ complete health and wellness needs and our new store will help us to more effectively accomplish that.”Johnson Drug is an independent, whole person pharmacy that services thousands of customers in the greater Waltham area. Unlike other pharmacies, Johnson Drug customers enjoy a personalized experience that includes products and services not available elsewhere. They have a well-staffed pharmacy, a knowledgeable health and wellness staff, and an on-staff home health care/surgical fitter. In addition to providing compounded prescriptions for natural hormone replacement and infertility as well as a complete offering of vitamins, herbs, minerals, homeopathic and naturopathic remedies, in-house services include cold laser therapy, mastectomy bras and surgical stocking fittings, thermography breast health screening, food allergy testing, bone density screenings, consultations, and a lecture series.For more information, contact Johnson Drug at (781) 893-3870.