Drug stores are shops which sell medication. Drugs are basically of two types, prescription drugs, and ‘over-the-counter drugs’. Over-the-counter drugs do not need a prescription from a qualified doctor. Prescription drugs should be provided only by a qualified and registered pharmacist.
These days, some drug manufacturing companies like Pfizer are providing discount card programs for senior citizens who do not have insurance and cannot afford costly medications. Under this program, these people can buy any Pfizer drugs at a rate of $15 per prescription per month. There are a few other companies that are coming up with offers like this to help people meet the increasing cost of health care. Recently, Medicare has also come up with several plans for prescription drugs.
There are also online prescription drug stores. Many regular drug stores now have their own websites that enable online ordering of medicines. The procedure is also very easy as the drugs just have to be from a list specifying the strength, quantity, and form. A simple click of the button will confirm the order. Payment can be made by credit card or by insurance/discount card. The medicines will arrive within 14 days. Online drug stores also provide other valuable services like customized prescription records for insurance or tax records, information about drug recall and other safety notices, as well as online counseling by pharmacists and drug refill reminder services. Online prescription drug stores have made refilling easier. Some also provide mail-order options. There are many drug stores that claim to provide drugs without a prescription. These are illegal and cannot be trusted.