Why we need to stop buying drugs at the pharmacy
A year ago, it would have been impossible to imagine a pharmacy where you could buy medications from a wide variety of manufacturers and be confident that you were getting the same product at the best price.
But the industry is changing, and the pharmaceutical industry is in the midst of a huge shake-up.
Pharmacy chains have begun to take on an increased role in pharmacy delivery services, including ordering and paying for prescriptions.
And some of the big pharma companies are starting to invest in more sophisticated and mobile pharmacy technology, including automated dispensing.
It’s no wonder the pharmacy industry is struggling.
A pharmacy is the most common place you buy drugs.
But the majority of prescriptions are now ordered from websites, rather than from a doctor.
As a result, the pharmacy can become a haven for drugs not sold by big companies, like the ones being sold to Australia by generic rivals, and those that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
In addition, a growing number of consumers are opting to go online to buy their medications online, rather to go to a traditional pharmacy.
So the next time you see someone walking down the street with a prescription for a drug, or have a friend with a drug on the way, ask yourself if the pharmacist has ever been in a pharmacy, and if they would even be able to find the correct drug in their local pharmacy.
That could be the difference between life and death.
Topics:pharmacy-drugs,health,health-policy,healthcare-facilities,health—ethics,medicine,government-and-politics,community-and -society,drugs-and%E2%80%99-medicines,pharmacists-and/or-pharmacies,federal-government,australiaFirst posted April 13, 2019 14:06:33Contact Nicky ThompsonMore stories from Victoria