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May 16, 2016

Murray Avenue Apothecary featured in Fox Chapel Living, East End Food Coop, and Whirl Magazine

Murray Avenue Apothecary has been featured in multiple publications for this month and last month. In April, the small business was featured in East End Food Coop newsletter as one of Food Coop's Community Partners. MAA held a special for Food Coop members for the entire month of April stating that if members brought in their card, they would receive 10% off supplements and more. Their April feature can be seen here. MAA is also listed as a Community Partner on East End Food Coop's website at ‚Äčwww.eastendfood.coop/co-op/community/community-partners-program.

‚ÄčThis month, Murray Avenue Apothecary was also featured in Fox Chapel Living Magazine as Sponsor of the Month. MAA received a two-page spread in the magazine with photos and an entire-page article on MAA and Pharmacist/Owner, Susan Merenstein. Their feature can be seen here.


May 13, 2016

Murray Avenue Apothecary holds DoTerra Essential Oils Event

After holding their first DoTerra Essential Oils Event on April 21, 2016, Murray Avenue Apothecary held their second DoTerra Essential Oils Event on Friday, May 13th, 2016 at the Apothecary. Specialists Jacquie Algaier & Dr. Lori Rothschild were at the Apothecary from 12pm to 5pm, educating and demonstrating with DoTerra Essential Oils. Those who participated in the free event received relaxing essential oil hand massages while being educated on essential oils. Snacks and essential oil beverages were also offered at the event. Pharmacist and Owner, Susan Merenstein, hopes to hold more essential oil events to educate the importance and holistic uses of essential oils.


May 10, 2016

Murray Avenue Apothecary officially celebrates 9 years of business with successful store-wide sale

Although May 7th was the official day Pharmacist and Owner, Susan Merenstein, opened Murray Avenue Apothecary 9 years ago, the small business decided to hold their official celebration day on Tuesday, May 10th, complete with snacks, giveaways, and a special 10% off store-wide sale for that day only. Merenstein stated that the sale did exceptionally well, and she plans to have more store-wide sales for special holidays/occasions. Susan Merenstein and the staff of Murray Avenue Apothecary are grateful to all who participated in the sale and visited the Apothecary to share the celebration.


March 28, 2016

Murray Avenue Apothecary celebrates 9 years of business

Murray Avenue Apothecary celebrates 9 years of being Pittsburgh's Only Green Pharmacy and Compounding Boutique. Although the official anniversary is in May, MAA has already started promoting their 9 years of success for the start of Spring and Earth Day in April as well as their Community Partners feature in the Food Co-op's April Issue. They will also be featured in the Fox Chapel Living magazine as Sponsor of the Month which will be released in May. Susan Merenstein, owner of Murray Avenue Apothecary, plans on providing health and wellness to Pittsburgh and beyond for many more years to come.


December 10, 2015

Murray Avenue Apothecary holds Annual Friends and Family Event

Last week on Friday, December 4th, Murray Avenue Apothecary held their Annual Friends and Family Event. The event took place all day at the Apothecary, ending at 6:30 pm. The day consisted of numerous discounts all over the store, raffles and prizes, and food and beverages. Susan Merenstein, owner of Murray Avenue Apothecary, reported that the day was a success with many people attending the event via RSVP and customer walk-ins. Merenstein hopes that next year's event will be just as successful.


October 19, 2015

Susan Merenstein, Owner of Murray Avenue Apothecary presents at the Naturopathic Medicine and Integrative Care Conference

On Sunday, October 18th, Susan Merenstein, Owner of Murray Avenue Apothecary participated at the Naturopathic Medicine and Integrative Care Conference at UPMC. In her presentation on "Hormone Balance and Hormone Testing", Merenstein explained the roles of certain hormones, and how keeping them balanced is essential. One of the main hormones she elaborated on was the Thyroid and Hypothyroidism. Monitoring hormone levels through testing such as Saliva Testing, lifestyle changes, and communication with doctors were also a few of the many topics Merenstein covered to ensure balance of hormones. She stresses that taking a proactive role and educating yourself are key to leading a healthy and balanced life.

Susan Merenstein will also be participating in the Hillman Integrative Oncology Wellness Fair on Thursday, October 22nd at Herberman Conference Center at UPMC Cancer Pavilion.


July 27, 2015

Murray Avenue Apothecary talks Digestive Health in Animals in Pittsburgh Pet Connection Magazine

In the upcoming issue of Pittsburgh Pet Connection Magazine July/August 2015, Murray Avenue Apothecary features an article dedicated to Digestive Health in Animals. The article explains the importance of probiotics and how they improve animals' digestive health and more, including everything from digestive disturbance warning signs to choosing the right probiotics for your pet. The ad features signature compounded probiotic formulas from MAA including, Animal Digest Formula and Ralph's Immunity & Inflammation Formula which can be purchased on the Pet Compounds page of the website.

Click here to view the ad and article in Pittsburgh Pet Connection Magazine July/August 2015 issue.


July 10, 2015

Susan Merenstein, Owner of Murray Avenue Apothecary comments on Greenfield Bridge Demolition

An article published yesterday by Trib Total Media on TribeLive.com documented the Greenfield Bridge Demolition that will be happening this October. In the article, a few local businesses and residents were interviewed, expressing their thoughts. Among them was Susan Merenstein, Pharmacist/Owner of Murray Avenue Apothecary, saying that traffic patterns will greatly be affected, and businesses will stick together. She quoted, "I'll have (promotional) material out for some of the businesses. A lot of these places have really great reputations." That being said, Bridge Closing Specials such as free shipping and more will be something to keep an eye out for at Murray Avenue Apothecary.


May 8, 2015

Storefront Renovation Program grant from Pittsburgh’s Urban Redevelopment allows Greenfield business to renovate storefront after 8 years of business

In celebration of eight years of business, Murray Avenue Apothecary, a woman-owned independent compounding pharmacy which opened in 2007 in the midst of a weakening economy in Pittsburgh’s lower Murray Avenue business district, recently received a matching grant from the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh’s Storefront Renovation Program to revitalize its storefront, including a bright, new awning, a neon sign and a fresh paint job to catch the eyes of pedestrians and motorists in the neighborhood.

“After eight thriving years, my business was in need of a bold, new look. I am so grateful to the Urban Redevelopment Authority for providing me with the matching funds necessary to update my storefront,” said pharmacist and owner Susan Merenstein. “I want to thank Mayor Bill Peduto and Pittsburgh City Council for increasing funding for the Storefront Renovation Program, which has brightened my space and helped my business attract new clients.”

“This program helps to revitalize and beautify neighborhood business districts like ours- the South Murray Shops as area merchants affectionately call it. I encourage business owners throughout Pittsburgh to take advantage of this resource,” she added.

Murray Avenue Apothecary is a compounding and wellness pharmacy located in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood at the South Murray Shops. Our mission is to create a triad of holistic health between the physician, pharmacist and patient. We provide individualized compounded medication solutions and wellness services to meet the specific needs of each patient. As Pittsburgh’s only Green pharmacy, we are proud to do our part to make our city and our planet a more sustainable place to live a healthy lifestyle.


April 16, 2015

Murray Avenue Apothecary is happy to announce their sponsorship with Pittsburgh Earth Day 2015.

By placing an importance on holistic health and wellness services, Murray Avenue Apothecary has committed themselves to the city and planet, creating a more sustainable place to live a healthy lifestyle.

They will be participating in the event at Mellon Square Park on April 22, 2015 with 20% off coupons towards their LabNaturals green, non-toxic skin care and Earth Day themed magnets.


April 1, 2015

Pittsburgh Pet Connection Magazine features Murray Avenue Apothecary in their 2015 March/April issue

The featured business in this month's issue of Pittsburgh PetConnection Magazine is Murray Avenue Apothecary and their services for pets. The article talks about Vet Compounding and how many veterinarians nowadays are turning to compounded medications much like what Murray Avenue Apothecary does. The article also features Acetyl-Glutathione, compounded exclusively at Murray Avenue Apothecary, and its uses and benefits for animals.

To view the full article feature on pages 11 and 12, click here.


March 10, 2015

Murray Avenue Apothecary raises nearly a $1,000 donation for Dreamchasers Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation

Murray Avenue Apothecary recently held an event on March 9th to raise awareness for Premarin Horses in which they raised nearly $1,000. Those proceeds went to Dreamchasers Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation, where most of the horses there are rescued from the horrid treatments they faced at the Premarin Farms.

Premarin, (PREgnant MARes urINe) is one of the top selling hormonal drugs for women in the country. Even though millions of women take this billion dollar drug every day, most are unaware of its deadly side effects such as cancer, heart attack, blood clots, and stroke. Most women who take Premarin are also unaware of the horrific pain horses suffer in Pfizer’s urine farms including imprisonment, dirty feedlots, slaughterhouses, water deprivation, the butcher of 900,000 baby foals, and more.

Dreamchaser PMU Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation was initially created to rescue mares and foals that were discarded by the Premarin drug industry. Since their inception, they have evolved to also rescue horses from neglect, abuse, abandonment and slaughter. They have taken in many animals since 2002, gentled, trained and re-homed as many as possible into qualified homes. The majority of their horses are totally wild (untouched by humans) when they arrive. They are one of the few facilities that can gentle and train a wild horse using common sense, time, gentleness, and patience. The average length of time a rescued horse spends at the ranch is one year.