Peoples Rx - Keeping Austin Well Since 1980

Peoples Rx - Keeping Austin Well Since 1980


“ is one of the most accessible and frequented segments of healthcare. And so we think partnering in this way makes great sense when we talk about providing accessibility to clinical research opportunities,” said TPA member Nicola Trevis, Pharmacy Director at Peoples Rx - Austin's Favorite Pharmacy.
It is with deep gratitude that all of us at TXAND celebrate the life and love of Bill Swail, PharmD, the founder of Peoples Rx Pharmacy. Bill was a champion for patient advocacy and providing responsible care that truly led to wellbeing, and he created this compassionate world through Peoples Rx. Even today, the greater Austin community knows "go to Peoples" which means, no matter what you are experiencing, how difficult and impossible things seem, you're going to be cared for and there is hope. This belief created a natural partnership between Bill Swail and naturopathic doctors, who share this same vision.

Bill created a welcoming home for naturopathic doctors at Peoples Rx, providing opportunities for employment in his wellness departments and giving NDs the foundation and support to build thriving practices within Peoples. As Texas NDs faced the challenges & uncertainties of working in an unlicensed state, Bill was our enthusiastic champion and gave us the opportunity to truly serve the community as we were trained to do. Many of us also enjoyed co-hosting his Let’s Get Healthy radio show with him over the years, where he always embodied his belief that laughter was the best medicine!

Bill was a natural guide and teacher when it came to understanding the vulnerability that people face when dealing with health issues. One piece of wisdom that Bill often shared with us was a concept he felt really dear about - making people feel important. He would often say “Do you know the thing that makes the biggest difference with people? Making them feel important.” To this day, Bill's lesson is something we carry in our hearts as we serve our clients in their healthcare journeys. Not just making them feel important, helping them know they are important.

Bill had a genuine caring nature, he was trustworthy and he believed in everyone’s goodness & potential. It is his belief in us as NDs that has gotten us this far. We know he is our angel now and we will never forget him.

We love you Bill!

Your Friends & Fans at TXAND
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The folks at Peoples Rx - Austin's Favorite Pharmacy are the best. Something went wrong with Bailey’s last prescription refill (she gets a specially made formula to help prevent UTIs). It didn’t mix properly and was sticking to the bottle and refusing to come out. The human was starting to worry that Bailey was going to run out of medication three weeks before she could get a refill. But the nice pharmacists at Peoples talked to the human, did some investigating, and replaced her medication free of charge! Can you believe it? Everybody wants Bailey to be happy and healthy!
Happy Pet Appreciation Week! Share a photo of your pets in the comments or tell us how you are planning to celebrate!

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Congratulations to Peoples Rx - Austin's Favorite Pharmacy on their brand new, state-of-the-art, 5000 sq ft closed-door compounding lab.
We couldn't be happier to congratulate Peoples Rx - Austin's Favorite Pharmacy ​on their successful opening of their new location. 📍

What a rewarding process to be a part of and we couldn't be more grateful. The family at Flintrock Commercial can confidently say after a first-hand experience with them, it's obvious why they're Austin's favorite pharmacy.
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Thank you Peoples Rx! "Working with Rx Message On Hold (formerly Tom Talbert Imaging) is always a pleasure. The professional, prompt and friendly advice and support has helped strengthen our brand awareness, as well as increased sales on targeted wellness products. Even our staff raves, ‘Brilliant!’ Thank you, Tom, for your impeccable service."~ Jeneen Schloz, Director of Public Affairs & Marketing, Peoples Pharmacy, Austin, TX

Celebrating 40 years as Austin's favorite holistic compounding pharmacy. Peoples Deli in 3 of 4 loca Come visit us today and discover the Peoples difference!

At Peoples Rx, we understand the value of your health and wellbeing. That’s why it’s our mission to empower you with the knowledge to become more proactive in your health. Our pharmacy has become a cornerstone of the Austin community through our caring pharmacists and practitioners, personable environment, and wide range of services. We have served Austin for 40+ years with pharmaceutical-grade vi

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Y’all couldn’t get enough of our 1-day drop with Dream Bakery and neither could we! Peoples is thrilled to start carrying a variety their delicious baked goods on the weekly 🥐🍓😋

Every Thursday, come swing by any Peoples location for some 100% treats! Today we have butter croissants and mixed berry poptarts available.


Got dry, itchy eyes? 👀 Peoples is your seasonal allergy relief headquarters! While we often grab for our Zyrtec and Mucinex for traditional allergy assistance, local allergens are a whole different story. If you're suffering from cedar fever, come see us. We specialize in natural remedies, many formulated using local pollen, including D-Hist, cedar serums, homeopathic remedies, and more.

Come by and chat with one of our many Wellness Specialists to get the help you need!


*NEW* item alert -- You can now take our Tom Kha Broth home! A fan-favorite to sip on, the Tom Kha Broth contains our organic chicken bone broth simmered with ginger, coconut oil, lime juice, cilantro and cayenne. It can be warmed up and enjoyed at home as-is, or, we encourage you to experiment with additional ingredients and make it your own! For a traditional Tom Kha G*i, add sliced mushrooms, chicken, fresno chilis, palm sugar, red curry paste, and coconut milk. An extra squeeze of fresh lime and a sprinkle cilantro will add an extra pop of color and flavor. Enjoy!

Find it in our freezer section 🍲


are the bomb 💣 Talk about a local brand and product line we love! Their Coffee Bombs are made with organic coconut oil, collagen, peptides, grass-fed butter, and medicinal spices -- drop, blend and enjoy! Paleo and Keto friendly, non-GMO, and no preservatives, they're designed to support sustained energy and mental clarity.

Pick up a delicious pack or two at any Peoples Rx location!

Fun fact: Our *famous* ACL interviewer, Nicole, is a co-founder! We love to watch her soar 👏


Take 20% off select products by a brand we love - Host Defense! Their mushroom products, specifically the Stamets 7 blend, is a favorite amongst our Wellness Team — a top recommendation for customers looking enhance the body's daily immune function naturally. Stamets 7 is a powerful blend of 7 medicinal mushrooms! With activated mushroom mycelium, it supports your health with polysaccharides and myco-nutrients. A bonus: Host Defense mushrooms are grown in the USA and harvested with sustainability in mind!

Come by any of our locations to grab some Stamets 7, in capsules or powder form, for yourself today 🍄

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**Please note: We are not selling any stand-alone chocolate covered strawberries! But are now serving up our amazing Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes!**

We're bringing back our classic chocolate covered organic strawberries, but with a twist 🍫🍓 Say hello to our Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes! A gluten-free, dairy-free, delicious ode to our favorite Valentine's season treat. Back in the day, Peoples would hand dip organic strawberries in chocolate to celebrate Valentine's Day -- a practice we continued for decades! And the special ingredient was the fruit itself...

See, Peoples got on the organic train early, opting for organic veggies and fruits whenever possible. that conventional strawberries are one of the "Dirty Dozen" foods? The USDA Pesticide Data Program discovered 39 pesticides in conventionally grown strawberries. 7 are known/probable carcinogens, 18 are suspected hormone disruptors, 11 are neurotoxins, and 6 are developmental/reproductive toxicants. And even washing before consumption doesn't clear the fruit from these harmful chemicals. That's why it's SO important to choose organic when you can!

The cupcakes, made with certified organic strawberries and other good-for-you ingredients, are in stores now. You can also call to place an order for a dozen. Enjoy!


Simple Post Surgical Support, and My Appendectomy Story!


She’s one tough doc! Recently, Dr. Amy underwent an unexpected appendectomy and we’re SO grateful she has remained healthy and is recovering well. She’s sharing her knowledge and personal experience on post-surgery management, pain expectations, and what supplements and practices she maintained to feel her best. Tune in tomorrow 1/18 on FB live at noon!


Early prevention is the 🔑 to staying well through flu and cold season! Take it from Laurène, Wellness Manager at our North Lamar store, and check out three of her top picks:

• Orthomune - A one stop shop for all of your cold/flu prevention needs. Contains NAC, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Zinc and Quercetin. It's safe enough to be taken daily.

• Elderberry Syrup - Texan founder, Cassie Green, created a great tasting product designed to support your immune system and fend off sickness. Recommended 1-3 tsp/day for prevention -- kids can take half of that. Great for the whole family!

• 8 Mushroom Immunity Blend - Easy to add to protein shakes! This USDA Organic mix is flavored with cacao. With 8 mushrooms and added ginger it will support and fortify your immune system while balancing your overall health and wellbeing.

Peoples Rx, keeping Austin well since the 1980s!


Happy Day — something we celebrate every day at Peoples 😉 We have a wide variety of GF options! Thank you to for including us in their ‘Best Gluten Free Options in ATX’ list:

“With a great grab and go selection, Peoples Rx has been an Austin staple more more than 40 years and has a large selection of Gluten Free items. Try the Beet & Citrus Salad, the Everything Deviled Eggs, and their huge GF baked goods selection.”


How it started ➡️ how it's going! Things change, but Peoples will always be here to support our community. Austin-born and independently-owned, we've been keeping Austin well for 40 years. Come visit one of our four convenient locations today (Lakeline photographed here!) and explore our pharmacy, wellness, and food offerings.


Meet Andrea! This pharmacist has 10 years under her belt... she knows it all from topicals to pet medications, and more. Outside of Peoples, you can catch her salsa dancing and hiking on the weekends! Get to know her below:

✨What’s your name?
My name is Andrea Barrera and I'm a staff pharmacist and the performance improvement coordinator here at the Peoples Compounding Center.

✨How long have you been with Peoples?
I've been with Peoples for 19 years and a pharmacist for 10. I started as a technician and moved my way up. Peoples was a big part of me wanting to be a pharmacist!

✨What is your favorite thing about Peoples?
I love how there's several different departments: fresh eats, wellness, and pharmacy/compounding. You can never get bored! When I worked at the South Lamar location, I got training in wellness, so I'm pretty well versed with supplements and alternative medicine. I like how there's naturopathic doctors that I consult with and learn from, which keeps my job interesting. That's my favorite thing about Peoples, I feel like I'm cooking, formulating, I like to improve formulations, the efficiencies in a lab. I like seeing things continuously improve. It's really rewarding to me.

✨What is the best part about Peoples having its own internal compounding resources?
Peoples has the best state of the art lab and I like how we're all together in one place. Everything that comes out of this one central lab is standardized instead of getting them from different pharmacies/locations that could be using different bases. We standardize everything so the patients are getting a consistent, quality product.

✨Favorite prescription to make?
Veterinary prescriptions are so fun, because there are so many different kooky pet patients! Otherwise, I like our cosmetic formulations. They're so smooth and feel so good on your face. We have 3 different bases and final products are silky, very light.

✨Favorite products you can find at Peoples?
The liposomal vitamin C 1000 mg by far is my favorite. I kept it stocked at home for me and my family. Take it as soon as you start to feel a little tickle!

✨Hobbies outside of Peoples?
I like salsa dancing and taking my dogs and kids out for hikes. We like to be outdoors when the weather allows. I also like traveling - actually, I need to travel! I realized how important traveling was after having a baby and after Covid.

✨Do you have a favorite hidden gem in Austin?
I don't know if it's hidden, but Plaza Columbian Coffee on Congress. It's outdoors and they have salsa dancing on Friday nights.

✨First concert?
I think it was Ghostland Observatory at the Whitewater Amphitheater after we went tubing. I actually went with Peoples' employees... I was maybe 19 at the time and I remember going with a group of colleagues.


We had so much fun this morning with 💙 Listen in as chats our top picks for cedar fever— said it best, it is in “full swing!”— and dishes the details on our juice cleanse. She’s our Naturopathic Doc* that designed it!

Now through January get $20 off your 3-day cleanse!



🍫 Not a drill 🚨 's cult favorite gluten-free chocolate croissants are coming to Peoples Rx! Experience the flaky, rich goodness for yourself on January 10th at ALL of our locations. Available on a first-come, first-serve basis!


of the day: Be the medicine.

Our founder understood that simply the experience of being cared for by someone who unconditionally wants to help you, can be healing in and of itself. As staff and customers will attest, Bill Swail *was* the medicine, and he trained and nurtured his staff to be the medicine. That thread of dignity, curiosity, and kindness carries on in Peoples' employees today ❤️

In this New Year, our practitioners and staff are ready to be part of *your* medicine. We're honored to serve you on your journey towards optimal health and wellness!



New fear unlocked: Exploding Cedar Trees! 😱🌲 is here in a big way - Did you know that Cedar is considered "high" when it's over 500 g/m3? Austin's Cedar count hit 4,862 g/m3 this past Sunday.. that's over 9x more allergens in the air causing your stuffy or running nose, migraines, chest congestion, and eye irritation.

You don't have to suffer! At Peoples, we specialize in natural remedies including D-Hists, Cedar serums, allergen reliefs, and more. Come by and chat with one of our many Wellness Specialists to get the help you need.


At Peoples, we are very proud of what we do and how we do it! Not only does our team of wellness specialists, pharmacists, nutritionists and naturopathic doctors* have vast knowledge in their respective fields but they LOVE to share it and thrive on making your experience with us an enjoyable one. We are independently-owned and operate the same way we've operated since the 1980s -- with a priority to serve our community with the utmost care 💙


How do I know if my thyroid is working well?


Time to talk Thyroid health! That little gland at the base of your neck does a BIG job and it's important to keep it in check. Listen in as Dr. Amy answers your questions and chats all things Thyroid tomorrow at noon on FB live.

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Peoples Rx's own Pharmacy Director, Nicola, is here to dish on her staff picks! Going on her 19th year with us, she says, "What I love about People’s is the variety of choices that we are able to offer. We meet people where they are and we can guide them in whichever direction they're wanting to go, whether that's through nutritional supplementation or traditional prescriptions or even custom compounded medications. We've got solutions for everyone."

☀️ Vitamin D Gummies
My son has one every morning with breakfast—it's like a breakfast dessert because it's just delicious. It’s watermelon flavored. My kid is fair like me so we use a lot of sunscreen and he needs some Vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D is essential for healthy immune system which is always important, but especially during cough/cold/flu/COVID season!

🥥 Coconut Macaroons
This is a newly discovered love of mine. I'm always obsessed with some food item at Peoples and right now my favorite is the CBD coconut macaroons! These satisfy my craving for something sweet when I’m stressed, but instead of a sugar rush that just adds to the frenzy, these cue the calm. It gives you just the right amount of chill to put your thoughts in order and get things checked off your to do list.

💙 HemePlex Fe
This is a super absorbable iron and one of the issues with many iron supplements is that they just aren't that absorbable. It’s also easy on the tummy and has additional nutrients that support hemoglobin and red blood cell production.


Drink the rainbow 🌈 Peoples’ raw, all organic, cold-pressed juices are made locally in small batches, fresh to order. The cold-pressed technology ensures our juices are the most nutrient-dense and enzyme-rich, chock full of beneficial vitamins and minerals that aid in both healing and cleansing.

Meet the line-up:
• UPBEET - Beet, carrot, cucumber, apple, lemon
• JOYFUL GREENS - Cucumber, kale, apple, lemon, ginger, cilantro
• LOVE CLEANSE - Cucumber, spinach, kale, celery, parsley
• LEMON KICK - Lemon, ginger, apple cider vinegar, cayenne, cinnamon

Our 3-Day juice cleanse includes 3 of each of these beauties AND 3 20oz savory veggie broths (not pictured). Take $20 off your pre-ordered juice cleanse today at the link in bio!



Let's talk cleansing for a happy gut and energized new year 😊 Our 3-day juice cleanse a fantastic way to hit the "reset button" any time of the year, but especially after the holidays and all the heavy meals and desserts that often come with 'em. This cleanse can help to clear any undigested 'leftovers' from those big meals, help balance gut flora and improve digestion overall. It may also boost energy levels, reduce inflammation, eliminate toxins and improve liver function, and curb cravings for alcohol, caffeine, and sugar! Who couldn't use a system reboot like that? 🙋‍♀️🙋🏼‍♂️

Join us! Now thru 1/31, take $20 off this unique 3-day cleanse! Pre-order NOW (link in bio), select your pick-up date, and get ready for a stellar start to 2023!



Meet Steve! For him, it's all about the compounding... 19 years of compounding! Creating custom medicines for you means the world to him. When he's not making pills, gels, and topicals, you can find Steve practicing the bass in his band or exploring South Congress shops. Get to know him below:

✨What’s your name?
My name is Steve Hill and I'm the PIC at the Peoples compounding center.

✨How long have you been with Peoples?
19 years this January!

✨What is your favorite thing about Peoples?
Definitely compounding, that's why I came here. When I was in school, a mutual friend knew someone who worked here and gave me an opportunity. The idea of doing pharmacy and making unique medications... I was hooked.

✨Favorite prescription to make?
I've always enjoyed making the ultrasound gels. It's simple compound, all you do is put the steroids in this aquasonic, but its final form is this neat blue gel, so in school I liked making that one.

✨Favorite products you can find at Peoples?
Product wise, Magnesium (glycinate) by Pure helps me sleep or with muscle soreness. I've been using it for years. Also, Alpha BRAIN by Onnit keeps me going later in the day.

✨Hobbies outside of Peoples?
I play the bass in a band for my church. Also, a lot of outdoor activities like deer hunting or fishing.

✨Do you have a favorite outdoor spot to hang out in Austin?
The South Congress area. There are a lot of things there and I always take out of town friends there.

✨First concert?
Ot by Highland Lakes, its a Christian artist named Carman. He was a really big contemporary christian music artist in the 80’s, my mom loved him. He passed away recently.

Our Story

Independently owned in Austin for over 35 years by visionary pharmacist, Bill Swail, Peoples Rx has a pharmacy model of service you won‘t find anywhere else. Our incredible health counselors, including highly trained pharmacists, nutritionists, naturopaths, homeopaths and acupuncturists, our health seminars and private consultations, our state-of-the-art prescription compounding facilities and experience, and our cutting-edge, holistic, often hard-to-find products truly set us apart.

Our mission is to empower people to make educated health choices while providing prompt, friendly service with quality products. We hope to see you soon in one of our four stores! For locations and hours, visit our website:

Also check out our new podcast: Cultivate Wellness for the latest in alternative health and wellness news from authors, practitioners, and the most passionate doctors in their fields!

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