"Fee" charge @ Wal-Mart pharmacy?
Anyone know what the "fee" is?
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That's very concerning, since pharmacists are experts on medications. They know more than your doctor.Anyhow, they should hire robots to dispense drugs
Feb 16th, 2011 10:31 am
SoroSuub1 wrote: ↑Feb 16th, 2011 3:25 pmYou don't know what you're getting into for going to the cheapest pharmacy. I've spoken to a pharmacist who's filled in when another was away and had to order one of the pharmacy techs to get an error corrected, which is apparently a pain because everything has to be documented and it functions like an assembly line (so everyone has to redo their work). The implication is that if errors are made, they're not usually fixed.
It's not about price. It's your health.
That's very concerning, since pharmacists are experts on medications. They know more than your doctor.
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M@rk wrote: ↑Feb 16th, 2011 8:15 amThat's the dispensing fee that all pharmacies charge. There's no mark-up on the drug itself, so the profit just comes from the dispensing fee. They make the same $$ regardless if you have a $0.49 drug, or one that's $3000.
In Vancouver most pharmacies charge $9.60 because that's the amount the government recognizes for Pharmacare (if you're eligible). Some pharmacies like Shoppers or independents charge above that.
Feb 16th, 2011 11:24 am
elmst200 wrote: ↑Feb 16th, 2011 3:54 pmA robot (or smart vending machine) would be more knowledgeable than any pharmacist, with virtually no error, much more efficient and and very little cost.
The drug-dispensing robot is coming to Canada very soon, if legislation is changed to fast-track the change.