An interesting article came out a few days ago in Washington Post on factors to consider when pondering a switch to mail order pharmacy. As a pharmacist who prefers using a local independent pharmacy for my medications, I found the article interesting. I did appreciate that factor that they highlighted the individual wanting convenience and having chronic condition (i.e. high blood pressure, diabetes, hormonal therapy) (i.e. my daughter) might prefer mail order pharmacy as compared to individuals who have antibiotic prescription or prefer the personal touch of a local pharmacist (i.e. myself). One factor missing from the list is that if medication such as insulin sits in someone’s mailbox on a hot June day the insulin will be ineffective. Please click below to read the article.
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