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Holistic Health Retailer Celebrates One Year

Metro Drugs, which has provided fertility and compounded medicines in New York City for 26 years, is celebrating the first anniversary of its transformation to Metro Integrative Pharmacy, a comprehensive holistic health and wellness store.

Metro is independently owned and has a history of providing personalized and specialized pharmacy service to the Upper East Side community. The traditional pharmacy is now complemented by a product line focused on organic, natural and sustainably produced brands and a staff of credentialed practitioners who offer complimentary advice and private consultations.

Metro carries a full range of professional health and beauty lines not available at most retailers, including nutritional supplements from Standard Process, Metagenics, Thorne, Mega Food and Jarrow; beauty and skin care from Jane Iredale and Dr. Hauschka; and homeopathic remedies from Boiron. The newly refurbished store also carries items such as essential oils, bath salts, candles, Bumble & Bumble hair products and natural beverages and snacks.

The store’s licensed and trained naturopathic doctors, nutritionists, herbalists, estheticians and other professionals are accessible on the floor or by appointment to help customers choose the best approaches to overall wellness based on individual needs. There is no pressure, just informed and educated practitioners sharing knowledge.

Metro also hosts lectures and events and offers an online newsletter, “Wellness and Enlightenment,” all covering the latest integrative approaches to concerns such as skin care, stress relief, allergies, Lyme disease, fertility and sleep. Free mini-facials and skin-care treatments are offered in-store.

Metro is one of the country’s largest providers of fertility medications and has a state-of-the-art compounding facility through which it provides custom doses of many medications.

Metro Integrative Pharmacy is located at 931 Lexington Ave., between 68th and 69th Streets. For more information, visit or Metro Integrative Pharmacy on Facebook, call 212-794-7200 or email [email protected]