What Is a Pharmacy?

Monday, October, 2nd, 2017 at 7:30 am by Easy Drug Card

What Is a Pharmacy?   A pharmacy is commonly known as a retail store that dispenses FDA approved prescription medications as well as over the counter remedies that do not require a physician’s prescription. There are many types of pharmacies across the country including community (retail) pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, compounding pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, clinical pharmacies, ambulatory care pharmacies, and regulator pharmacies. Most people are familiar with their local community retail pharmacy. Along with selling [Read More...]

Why You Need to Be Open with Your Doctor About Your Medications

Friday, September, 29th, 2017 at 9:02 am by Easy Drug Card

  3 Reasons Why If you’ve read even one medication description online or watched one medication commercial, then you’ve heard the popular line: “Advise your doctor of any and all medications that you are taking.” You might have heard this phrase so much that it almost has no meaning to you anymore. There is so much information crammed into the 60 seconds of a commercial, or small print on a medication informational packet; you wonder [Read More...]

Does the Pharmacy Call the Doctor When Filling a Prescription?

Friday, September, 22nd, 2017 at 1:00 pm by Easy Drug Card

Does the pharmacy call the doctor when filling a prescription? Unless you have an open refill, it’s better to visit or call your doctor instead of calling your pharmacy for a prescription. More often than not, pharmacies will NOT call your doctor unless there is a question or concern about your original prescription or refill. While a call to your doctor may be needed to clear up any issues, it is an extra step that [Read More...]

What To Do When The Pharmacy Is Closed And You Need A Prescription

Monday, September, 11th, 2017 at 7:30 am by Easy Drug Card

What to do when the Pharmacy is closed and You need a prescription Unless you live near a 24-hour pharmacy there are a few steps you can take to make sure you have the medications you need when you need them. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Ask your doctor if they have samples of the medication they prescribed to cover the gap when the pharmacy is closed. Some physicians have [Read More...]

How Long Does CVS Hold Prescriptions For?

Thursday, September, 7th, 2017 at 7:30 am by Easy Drug Card

How long does CVS hold prescriptions for? Like most pharmacies, CVS will hold your prescription for up to 2 days before cancelling your order and returning the medication to stock. When your prescription order is originally filled at the pharmacy the pharmacist or pharmacy tech will adjudication your claim through your insurance company or drug card to find out what your out-of-pocket cost will be. Failure to pick up your prescription will require them to [Read More...]