Things You Should Know About Open pharmacy


Although Spain has for years had a reputation for great service in health care, that reputation has been dented somewhat by problems such as the drive-through option. In some cases, businesses have used this option to avoid paying taxes on prescription sales by circumventing local procurement services. These practices are illegal throughout Spain and can result in fines and penalties of up to five thousand Euros if found guilty. If you’re considering opening a new pharmacy in Spain, or just about any country for that matter, it’s a good idea to understand the legal framework and payment options you’ll face. For example, how will your customers pay for prescriptions in your new pharmacy, and what types of forms of billing will be in place once your business opens?

Some pharmacies in Spain allow customers to purchase medication from their offices during working hours, and some do not. If you’re opening a pharmacy in Madrid or a Spanish community like Extremadura or Legana, it’s important to make sure you follow all laws regarding these matters.

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There are also pharmacies that sell only certain types of medications – for example, a Walgreen pharmacy in Madrid won’t sell cigarettes, alcohol, or any other type of consumable items that aren’t strictly drugs. In most cases, it’s illegal for a private, non-profit company to sell medication without a prescription, and most time working hours of those types of businesses end at either 6 pm or 6 am, making it difficult for regular consumers to come in for their medications.

So what are your options when it comes to gijon pharmacy (farmacia de gij√≥n)? Most pharmacies now allow customers to purchase prescriptions from any of the outlets listed above, so long as they use the same card. If your new business doesn’t have an agreement in place with one of the pharmacies listed above, or doesn’t open at all during Walnut Week, there are still options available. For example, most supercenters (pre-authorization stores) sell Christmas day supplies; however, you may have to get a special permit from the regional government if you want to open directly on Christmas Day.