Looking Back: Burns Drugs’ History with the La Jolla Blue Book


As one of La Jolla’s oldest and most beloved independent pharmacies is closing its doors this month, we took the time to look at Burns Drugs’ history with the La Jolla Blue Book. Burns Drugs has been in business since 1952, and been staunchly supported by La Jollans and generations of families alike for more than fifty years. Their practice has always emphasized customer service and community – many of the pharmacists know their clients by name, and their legendary home delivery service has provided at-home care and pharmaceutical supplies to those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to access them. Even the building where Burns Drugs resides is historic: the pharmacy has occupied the same space since 1952.

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