The health care system in Canada is publicly funded and is a unified system of insurance and health plans, called Medicare. Unlike the US, where almost every third citizen of the country do not have health insurance, all residents of Canada can count on free medical care. In addition to the national health insurance system of the country and the province additionally provide free medical services most vulnerable part of the population - children, the elderly and the unemployed, and this package of additional services often come free medicines. Additional medical insurance to cover a significant part of the cost of drugs, and are also included in the compensation package in addition to wages.
Many pharmacies in Canada to give birth to each customer personal file in the database, which is integrated into the database of health insurance companies. In this file are entered personal data of the patient, the number of the insurance and its contraindications and allergies. When paying prescription drugs on hand pharmacies that part of the cost of the medication, which is covered by insurance, is automatically deducted from the total price. In small pharmacies such service can not be, and in this case to receive compensation for the purchase of medications the patient will have to contact the insurer.
The process of customer service in online pharmacies Canada has its own characteristics. Prices for prescription drugs in pharmacies are not specified. Buyer pays prescription pharmacist and prescription drugs are chosen for some time. While waiting for the patient receives a small device - something like a pager. When the order is ready, the pager beeps, and then you can go to the cashier to pay for the drug. Payment of the order, the buyer must come up to the pharmacist, who will tell you how to take medication, and only after that the patient will be given a purchase. The tablets are placed in a special jar, and they will be as much as prescribed by a doctor for a course of treatment. On jar also indicated when and how much should take the drug, despite the fact that the instructions for use supplied separately.
Interestingly, for people with chronic diseases, who are forced to constantly take medications at many pharmacies in Canada, there is a special service that reminds the patient that it is time to buy the next portion of the drug. Prescription for such medications prescribed by a doctor 1 time a year, but the holiday preparations to carry out certain portions - usually no more than 100 tablets for 1 time.
Without prescription in Canadian pharmacies to buy some painkillers and antipyretics, cough medications, constipation, diarrhea, motion sickness in transport, as well as vitamins, smoking and weight loss, first aid for minor injuries, burns and cuts, bandages, patches, and some other stuff. OTC drugs on the insurance does not cover. Antibiotics, cardiovascular drugs, psychotropic drugs, and many other products available only on prescription.
In Canada, the high level of trust in pharmacies
It is hard now to imagine the streets of American cities and towns without a huge number of pharmacies. Which only pharmacy you will not see: modern and fashionable pharmacy stores and small drugstore items that have become so popular among certain segments of the population drugstores, discounters and drugstores exclusive luxury premium.
In what other country it is possible to imagine? Let's compare the data. At one pharmacy US accounts 4500 inhabitants, at a Canadian pharmacy - 5000 people at a pharmacy in Germany - 3731 residents.
As practice shows some pharmacy organizations licensed to pharmaceutical activities and services online ordering drugs for subsequent delivery to consumers. These pharmacies in your site informs the user about their address, can provide information about the license and the documents on the quality of the products. The only problem of such pharmacies that the possibility of drug delivery to the consumer today, albeit in demand, but not resolved in the legal documents.
State bodies exercising control and supervisory activities can not control the scope of medicinal products via the Internet due to the fact that today the issue is not resolved, there is no relevant authority and requires large human and material resources to carry out such monitoring.
Accepted in most civilized countries regulations circulation of medicines still can not solve the legal and ethical issues that arise in the Internet space. However, it is clear that in the near future there will be guidelines regarding the rules of e-commerce medications.
The World Health Organization is deeply concerned about the risks of illegal Internet pharmacies to patients and encourages actively fight them.
Unresolved online trading significantly increases the risk of increasing the prevalence of counterfeit products and illegal sales of controlled substances. In this regard, the supervisory authorities for trafficking drugs the US and EU countries (FDA, EMA) and other government and non-government organizations have outreach to consumers and develop laws that reduce the number of illegal Internet services.
Besides pharmaceutical company must guarantee the authenticity and security of selling drugs, adherence to quality control system at acceptance and storage of products, providing customers with the required pharmaceutical advice on purchased drugs.
Developed in these countries rules regulate the content of information that may be published on the websites of pharmaceutical companies engaged in this activity, as well as introduce some exceptions, for example, are prohibited from selling a similar way, some cancer drugs, including chemotherapy drugs. Also in the rules prescribed requirements for transportation and storage.