Sheriff and The Deputy

Thompson Chemists: A Pharmacy Where ‘Mama J’ And ‘The Medicine Man’ Prescribe Music, Magic, And Community

Thompson Chemists: A Pharmacy Where ‘Mama J’ And ‘The Medicine Man’ Prescribe Music, Magic, And Commpson Chemists: A Pharmacy Where ‘Mama J’ And ‘The Medicine Man’ Prescribe Music, Magic, And Community “


Sheriff and The Deputy Kat Minogue
Sheriff and the Deputy at the Thompson Street Medicine Show (credit: CBS2) The show is just one of the unusual offerings at the shop, opened in 1994 by pharmacist Gary Alony. He and his wife Jolie have built their health store into a neighborhood hangout, where visitors greet them by name—Gary is called the “Medicine Man,” and Jolie is “Mama J.”

Sheriff and The Deputy  

plays music at Thompson Chemists every 2nd, 4th, and 5th Tuesday of every month. It’s at 132 Thompson Street between Houston and Prince. Yes, it’s a complicated schedule. The postcards we give out have the dates on the back, so take one home with ya and never miss a show! Next one is on Tuesday July 9, 7-9pm! In the meantime, stop by the pharmacy and say hi to Gary and Jolie and all the fine folks there! It’s a magical place!

Recently, Thompson Alchemists and the Thompson Street Medicine Show were featured on CBS’s The Dig! Check out this lovely piece about ‘Mama J’ and ‘The Medicine Man’ – names taken from Kat’s Theme Song for the show!: Sheriff and The Deputy at the Thompson Street Medicine Show in the news!


Every Monday at EVS (126 st marks place @Ave A) 9-11pm!
This is our weekly show in the East Village. Every week The Sheriff of Goodtimes and Country City (Kat’s band) play some tunes and invite a special guest to do a set! It’s always a good time! Free. Live. Real. Music. Come by and hang!

Sheriff Bob’s Gaslight Revival is now the main youtube page for all Goodtimes! We’ve been working hard to document and share bits and pieces of all our events and celebrate all the talented people we get to play with! Check it out!!


Halodine Nasal Antiseptic Swabstick

Brief Summary:

Povidone iodine (PVP-I) is a well-known broad spectrum, resistance free antimicrobial agent that has a long history of safe and effective use. Halodine Nasal Antiseptic is formulated for topical application PVP-I to nasal passages, and has demonstrated effectiveness against SARS-COV-2 in vitro – 99.99% inactivation within 15 seconds. This study will evaluate the ability of Halodine Nasal Antiseptic to impact SARS-CoV-2 in vivo.

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Disclaimer: Most OTC drugs are not reviewed and approved by FDA, however they may be marketed if they comply with applicable regulations and policies. FDA has not evaluated whether this product complies.


Drug Facts

Active Ingredient

Povidone-Iodine USP, 2.5%

(0.25% Available Iodine)




  • Antiseptic skin preparation
  • Helps reduce bacteria that can potentially cause skin infection


For external use only.

Do not use

  • If allergic to iodine
  • In the eyes
  • On children less than 3 years old
  • Over large areas of the body

Ask a doctor before use if injuries are

  • Deep or puncture wounds
  • Serious burns

Stop use and ask a doctor if

irritation and redness develop or if condition persists for more than 72 hours.

Keep out of reach of children.

If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


For nasal application

  1. Gently blow nose to clear both nostrils. Discard tissue.
  2. Open swabstick. Hold tube between thumb and forefinger at blue band with handle up. With other hand, hold handle at base, and bend to snap open. Bend and snap in opposite direction to disconnect swabstick. Remove swabstick from tube.
  3. Apply medication. Insert swabstick comfortably into right nostril. Do not insert swab more than 1/4” past nasal opening. Rotate swab within nostril for a total of 15 seconds, using a gentle swirling motion. Discard tube and swabstick.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with second swabstick for left nostril.

Note: Do not blow nose. If solution drips, wipe with tissue.

Other Information

  • Single use only; do not reuse
  • Not made with natural rubber latex
  • Store at room temperature; avoid excessive heat

Inactive Ingredients

hydroxyethylcellulose, purified water

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Thompson Alchemists is a Community

Thompson Alchemists is a community

Thompson Alchemists is a community-based pharmacy which first opened in 1994 and is located at 132 Thompson Street in the landmarked Sullivan-Thompson Historic District. The store maintains a slogan: if you don’t see it, ask for it; which probably explains how its four walls and the shelves in between have become filled with the over-the-counter pharmaceutical and cosmetic products by demand. In their video, co-owner Gary Alony said “We’re part of the Sullivan Thompson Historic District, we’ve embedded ourselves in this community – we have no choice because it’s in our soul. When we first walked down here we fell in love with it; there would be no reason not to landmark something like this. ” About his store which he co-owns with wife Jolie, he said it’s “essentially a community wellness store that’s customized by the neighborhood…It’s about a unique experience; a part of community wellness has been lost with big box stores.” The video shows some of the unique health and wellness products which they make on site themselves, as well as their “Thompson Street Medicine Show,” a bi-weekly Tuesday event which has been going on for two years, featuring musical performances and food and a party to which all are invited. Check it out. Filmed and edited by Ti Oshima. Find out more at: