OverviewThe most common source for obtaining prescriptions is the local pharmacy. Usually the pharmacy is located in a drug or grocery store. Another avenue that some individuals and some insurance companies have chosen is mail-order pharmacy. Once a pharmacy has been chosen it is best to stay with that pharmacy so that an accurate drug history can be maintained on the patient.
Update Date 2/7/2011
Updated by: Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.