Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pharmacy Dispensing Fee Update

The last time I saw a survey on Pharmacy Dispensing Fees in BC was in June 2009, I posted about it here.
Since it has been nearly 3 years since that data was collected I decided to make a few phone calls to local pharmacies in Victoria BC. I have compiled the current dispensing fees in the table below


The blank spaces are pharmacies which are not present in Victoria BC, so I did not call them. Keep in mind that these numbers are from a single location of each company. The location closest to you may very well charge a different rate.

One neat "secret" I discovered is that you do not need to be a member of Costco to use their pharmacy. Drug costs are also often tied closely to the dispensing fees charged. So it is a safe bet the same drug will cost less at Costco, than at other pharmacies.

Your mileage may vary.
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Robert Reynolds, GBA
Certified Group Benefits Advisor
Hendry McKenzie Reynolds Employee Benefits Ltd.

Toll Free: 1-888-592-4614
rob@hmrinsurance.ca
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