OverviewThe 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.
Review Date 8/26/2017
Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.