Mil-Rue has been serving the Ridgewood community for more than 60 years. For the past 30 years, the pharmacy has been supervised and owned by Edward C. Peters R.PH. Mr. Peters has earned his degree in pharmacy from St. John's University. Lance M. Evangelista, MPA, has earned his masters degree in Health Care Administration from Long Island University. Mil-Rue Chemists have always and will continue to work with health care providers in providing the highest level of patient satisfaction.
THE WESTERN QUEENS GAZETTE – FEBRUARY 14, 2001
According to Consumer Affairs. “The least expensive store in the borough was Mil-Rue Chemists, 66-87 Fresh Pond Rd. in Ridgewood.”
NEWSDAY-FEBRUARY 24, 2000
Pharmacies in Queens charge less on average for prescription drugs than other drug stores in the city, according to a survey released by the city’s Consumers Affairs Department. The lowest price pharmacy was Mil-Rue Chemists at 66-87 Fresh Pond Rd.In Ridgewood. The store charges $1,053.60 for the adult grouping and $1,061.60 for the senior grouping-more than $200 less than the city-wide averages. Lance Evangelista, an administrator at Mil-Rue, said the pharmacy has kept its prices down because we don’t make a $12 profit on each sale. We’d rather make a small profit, but keep the customers pleased and coming back.
NEW YORK POST- FEBRUARY 24, 2000
When it comes to buying drugs at New York Pharmacies, the Department of Consumers Affairs has a prescription for savings – you’d better shop around. The cheapest pharmacy found in the city survey – Mil Rue Chemists on Fresh Pond Road in Queens.
NEW YORK POST – APRIL 30, 1998
VIAGRA ‘$ ON THE RISE
“The best price was at Mil-Rue Chemists in Ridgewood, Queens, where they were selling for $8, a mere 14 percent markup.”
ARCHIVES OF THE MAYOR’S OFFICE RELEASE #095-98 MARCH 3, 1998 The survey results released today at Our Lady of Pompeii Senior Center in Greenwich Village found Ridgewood’s Mil-Rue Pharmacy to be the least expensive for senior prescription drugs of all store surveyed. Consumers shopping at Mil-Rue Pharmacy in Ridgewood, Queens, would save over $200 over the average market basket price, paying a little as $566.60 for adult drugs and $551.15 for senior drugs.
NEWSDAY – JANUARY 26, 1997
The mayor, along with city Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jose Maldonado, released the results of the 1997 Senior and Adult Prescription Drug Survey, which found that consumers could save money simply by shopping around. Mil-Rue Chemists in Ridgewood was the Least Expensive For Adult Drug Purchases.