An experienced technician can fill out a normal prescription in 15-45 seconds. Mixtures and creams take longer because they are more labour intensive.
My dad runs a local pharmacy so I may have bias.
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Its kind of sad to see pharmacist going against the people. My Grandmother was made to sign a letter that was sent to the goverment by her pharmacy that stated that she was against the lower prices for medication. She didn't know what she was signing because she doesn't speak english, she got a letter back from the government thanking her for her letter and that they are sorry she is against the cuts but the majority of people are for it. Worst of all the pharmacy sent the letter with her name spelled all wrong, I mean they have known her for 30 years now and they can't spell her name correctly.pharmacist wrote: ↑Apr 26th, 2010 1:48 pmThe most current rates in the GTA are roughly as follows but varies from region to region (these have been the rates for a at least a couple of years now):
- SDM = $10.99 - $11.99
- Rexall/Pharmaplus = $10 - $11.99
- Drugstore (Loblaws/No Frills) = $8.99 - $9.99
- Wal-Mart = $8.99 - $9.99
- Zellers = $7.99 - $9.99
- Independents = $7.99 - $10.99. (fyi: Pharmasave, Guardian, IDA, Medicine Shoppe, Remedy's RX are all INDEPENDENTLY owned and run under a banner. Prices will vary from one store to the next just as other mom and pop independent stores)
HOWEVER, the new regulations the McGuinty government has proposed for May 15 will significantly cut-back the funding to pharmacies so we can pretty much say good-bye to all of the free services mentioned like delivery, late access to pharmacies, free over the counter medication counselling/over the counter interaction checking, faxing doctors for repeats or for changes/corrections, blood pressure/diabetes monitoring, etc. and the fees will likely also be raised across the board to make up for significant lost revenues.
Most independents will probably close as the funding cuts will likely put them into bankruptcy and the bigger box stores will pick up the prescriptions meaning longer wait times and reduced level of service. Also, without independents around, there will be less competition and we will see a very USA style level of healthcare.
Most pharmacies have already put a hold on hiring and I know that many pharmacy students have lost their summer jobs and many interns (graduating pharmacists) have lost their internships.
I know you may think my voice is biased as I am a pharmacist but I assure you that these are the facts...that being said, feel free to talk to your own pharmacist or visit www.stopcuts.ca for more information about the cuts. There's also a facebook page with over 12,000 people as fans...it's called Ontario's Community Pharmacies and it is constantly updated with great info...anyone can post...but I digress...the point of this post was to inform you guys what the general dispensing fees in Ontario currently are...sorry if I missed any stores.
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