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Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:Then I realised that I don't see many 'drogisterijen' (drugstores) in other countries. So maybe sometimes in pharmacies you can buy the same things I would buy in a drugstore, like shampoo and medicines you don't need a prescription for?
How is this where you live? Are there many pharmacies or are there also drugstores?
meidei wrote:For me those two concepts aren't separate. There are very few non-prescription drugs you can buy outside a pharmacy (basically I can only think of light painkillers).
Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:So I guess in a way a pharmacy in other countries is what a drugstore is here, except that you can also get prescribed medicines there...?
Sol Invictus wrote:Here there's also no distinction - they sell all kinds of drugs and also hygiene and health products. It's all very clinical, not mixed in with convenience stores.
vijayjohn wrote:I don't think I remember ever seeing a drugstore in my whole life except in really old Donald Duck comics, and the closest pharmacy is part of a supermarket.
linguoboy wrote:vijayjohn wrote:I don't think I remember ever seeing a drugstore in my whole life except in really old Donald Duck comics, and the closest pharmacy is part of a supermarket.
Really? Never been in a Walgreens, CVS, Health Mart, Longs Drug, or Rite Aid in Austin or anywhere?
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