Why does the amount on my invoice vary from time to time for the same drug?

It is normal for the price of a pharmacy’s services and products to vary from time to time. This is the reality of an economic system in which competition comes into play and operating costs vary from one pharmacy to another. As detailed on the invoice, the total price includes a number of components. A pharmaceutical company or other stakeholders may sometimes make adjustments to a given drug’s cost. Fees may also vary due to additional expenses the pharmacist might need to shoulder to offer his services or simply due to inflation. 

In addition, we’ve been seeing a change in the community pharmacy environment, especially over the last several months. These changes may affect a pharmacy’s business model and the cost of drugs. As such, it is normal for price variations to occur. 

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