The trust also supports a pharmacy, quarters for doctors, and a hygienic facility for childbirth.
“I am an old lady and the medicine I get from the pharmacy has directions in Ukrainian,” she says.
“These are the dark times of the revolution,” worried Mahmoud Taha, who runs the pharmacy across the street.
late 14c., "a medicine," from Old French farmacie "a purgative" (13c.), from Medieval Latin pharmacia, from Greek pharmakeia "use of drugs, medicines, potions, or spells; poisoning, witchcraft; remedy, cure," from pharmakeus (fem. pharmakis) "preparer of drugs, poisoner, sorcorer" from pharmakon "drug, poison, philter, charm, spell, enchantment." Meaning "use or administration of drugs" is attested from c.1400; that of "place where drugs are prepared and dispensed" is first recorded 1833. The ph- was restored 16c. in French, 17c. in English (see -ph-).
pharmacy phar·ma·cy (fär'mə-sē)
The art of preparing and dispensing drugs.
A place where drugs are sold; a drugstore. Also called apothecary.