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415 Harris Avenue
Raeford NC 28376
Phone: (910) 875-6111
Fax: (910) 875-9726
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September 06, 2013
George Sprite Barbee, III, RPh

In This Issue
More Evidence Backs Routine CT Scans for Early Lung Cancer Detection
Heart Attack Death Rates Unchanged Despite Faster Treatment, Study Finds
Antiviral Drug May Extend Brain Cancer Survival, Researchers Say
Most Women Don't Understand Their Breast Cancer Risk: Survey
MRI May Not Improve Outcomes for Early Form of Breast Cancer
Short Bouts of Brisk Exercise May Help Cut Obesity Risk
Docs Rarely Discuss Sunscreens With Patients, Study Finds
Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won't Affect Baby: Study
Today's Feature
Emily Scurlock, Editor

Get to know some of our Newest Employees!

Hey everyone! My name is Lindsey and I am one of the newest employees at Barbee Pharmacy and Gifts! I just moved here in May from Tucson, Arizona. I am originally from South Carolina, but I lived in Arizona for 2 years because my husband is in the Air Force. We have been married since December 2010. He is a weather forcaster and works on Ft. Bragg now. We have a 120 pound dog named Tyson and a 7 pound dog named Layla. They are the best of friends and my babies! We are renting a house in Raeford right now. I work full-time at Barbee, but will be cutting down to part-time in August when I go back to school. I will be attending UNC-Pembroke and majoring in Secondary Education Mathematics. I do a little bit of everything here at Barbee from the registers to vinyl to cleaning to embroidery and everything in between! I love my job here! Thanks for reading a little about me!


Fall is just around the corner and we have started to receive some of our fall inventory. Come in and check out our new arrivals. New items arriving daily!

Here is this month's Favorite Recipe coming from the owner, Sprite Barbee.

Grit Fritters
(made from left-over Sunday breakfast)
1 cup Quaker 5 minute Instant Grits
2 cups water
2 cups milk
1/4 stick butter/margarine
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp Texas Pete
1 fl.oz. olive oil
(Always prepare more grits than you need...and never, never throw away good grits)
Add salt and pepper to water and milk mixed in sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add the butter and slowly stir the grits. Soft boil with lid on while stirring as needed until grits are firm or boiling has slowed after 5-7 minutes. Eat your grits as desired and allow the remains to cool in fridge. Remove from fridge when ready to make fritters, mix an egg into the cold grits along with a few shakes of Texas Pete and Lowery's Seasoning salt and fry quickly small patties poured into a preheated frying pan in thin layer of olive oil til dark brown and crispy on both sides (the "flip" is the most fun part). ENJOY!

Apologies from the Pharmacy

We're sorry! We have been dealing with some glitches in the software responsible for prescription pick-up reminders. Some automated calls are going out to customers even after the prescription has been picked-up. We are working diligently on getting it fixed and are sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

Best Wishes!!

We would like to wish the best of luck to Connie and Sprite Barbee's son, Christopher, as he accepts a Strategic Planner's position with Engauge Marketing in Columbus, Ohio. Congratulations!

Mutual Drug Company Trade Show

Barbee Pharmacy was represented by 6 employees at the NC Mutual Drug Company Trade Show in Myrtle Beach on August 3 - 4. It was a learning experience with new products and techniques showcased from more than 500 vendor booths. Great food and entertainment enjoyed by all.

Last Minute Summer Vacations

With summer winding down and school starting it's 2013-2014 year, last minute summer vacations were on the rise. Betty went to underground Atlanta. Audra and her husband and two daughters, vacationed in Amish country Pennsylvania. They attended a Hershey Chocolate Factory tour and stopped in Washington, D.C. for some sightseeing adventures.

New Arrival Coming Soon!

This month we also celebrated the upcoming arrival of Baby Alexander Hedgpeth. We gave Esther a baby shower and she was definitely "showered" with gifts. He will be making his appearance any day now!

 "Like" us on Facebook!

Check out our Facebook pages! Barbee Pharmacy and LilleyPad are now actively on Facebook. LilleyPad has weekly giveaways on Fridays with drawings for prizes on Monday mornings. Feel free to comment, like and share on our pages. We look forward to seeing you there!!

Look what's new at the Pharmacy!
We are launching a new program in our pharmacy that will make the process of requesting and receiving prescriptions much easier.
It is called
My Pharmacy Connect.
It will allow you to order prescription refills online.
You can receive reminders when it's time to refill your prescriptions.
You will be able to choose text, phone, email or all of the above for alerts when your medication is ready for pick-up.
When tax time comes around, you will be able to print your prescription history reports right at home.
You will be able to see information about the medications you are taking.
And best of all, it is
FREE to our customers.

See one of our Barbee Pharmacy staff members for information on how to sign up and also watch for a link on our website,, to sign up. We look forward to making your health more convenient for you.

 Rewards Card

Ask one of the Barbee Girls about our new Customer Rewards Card.
Purchase any 5 QC products and receive your next one free. We will punch your card for every QC product purchased.

Health News

More Evidence Backs Routine CT Scans for Early Lung Cancer Detection

Yearly tests picked up malignant tumors sooner than X-rays, study found

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 Annual lung cancer screenings using low-dose CT scans can successfully detect malignant tumors before they can spread to other parts of the body, according to two new studies.

Yearly screenings wi... » Read the full article

Heart Attack Death Rates Unchanged Despite Faster Treatment, Study Finds

In-hospital time to angioplasty improved by 16 minutes over four years

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 Even though heart attack patients are getting faster treatment at U.S. hospitals, death rates remain relatively unchanged, a new study finds.

Over a four-year period, researchers found that the ave... » Read the full article

Antiviral Drug May Extend Brain Cancer Survival, Researchers Say

But further studies needed before recommending Valcyte for treating glioblastoma

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 A drug used against a common virus may lengthen the lives of people with a deadly form of brain cancer, a preliminary study suggests.

Writing in the Sept. 5 issue of the New England Journal of Me... » Read the full article

Most Women Don't Understand Their Breast Cancer Risk: Survey

White women overestimated their odds while other groups underestimated, researcher found

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 Most women do not have an accurate idea of their personal risk of breast cancer, according to a new survey that polled more than 9,000 women.

"Only 9.4 percent of the women surveyed were accurately ... » Read the full article

MRI May Not Improve Outcomes for Early Form of Breast Cancer

Study found that the costly scan didn't lead to less recurrence for ductal carcinoma in situ

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 Adding in pricey MRI scans does not boost outcomes for most women who undergo a lumpectomy for the early, noninvasive form of breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a new study finds.

» Read the full article

Short Bouts of Brisk Exercise May Help Cut Obesity Risk

Intensity of activity more important than duration for controlling weight, study finds

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 Higher-intensity exercise, even in spurts, plays an important role in controlling weight, according to a new study.

"What we learned is that for preventing weight gain, the intensity of the activity... » Read the full article

Docs Rarely Discuss Sunscreens With Patients, Study Finds

That's true even when the patient has a prior history of skin cancer

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 Even if you've suffered skin cancer in the past, it's unlikely your doctor will mention sunscreen during the average office visit, a new study finds.

A team led by Dr. Kristie Akamine of Wake Forest... » Read the full article

Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won't Affect Baby: Study

Researchers did find link between low birth weight and high doses of the medications

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 Women who apply prescription steroid creams such as cortisone to ease a medical issue during pregnancy should not worry that the medication will affect their baby, a new study finds.

"Cortisone [cre... » Read the full article

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