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Pharmacy alternatives

Pharmacy alternatives

Overview

The most common source for obtaining prescriptions is the local pharmacy. Usually the pharmacy is located in a drug or grocery store. Another avenue that some individuals and some insurance companies have chosen is mail-order pharmacy. Once a pharmacy has been chosen it is best to stay with that pharmacy so that an accurate drug history can be maintained on the patient.

Update Date 8/14/2015

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.