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    Default Price list of medications in pharmacies

    I tried to ask around, but didn't get a straight answer. Does anyone know if the pricing of medications is publicly available? Basic prescription medications like antibiotics, antiinflammatories, analgesics, etc.

    Can anyone also recommend a pharmacy (with fair pricing) in Caberete? Thanks.

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    im curious about birth control. is it readily available? cheap? im assuming (and just assuming) that it's not very common in RD? In Canada, it's common and not very costly.

    i dont mean to hijack this thread but thought it might fit and i was curious.

    thanks!

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    Birth Control costs about 800 pesos a month, and available without a prescription.

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    i work in the pharmacy in DR.
    the cost of medicine differs greatly, the same substance by a different lab willl have different price - for instance azitromicina, an antibiotic, will be 150 pesos a pill from MK and 50 pesos a pill from a dominican generic lab. just like pfizer's viagra is over 300 pesos and dominican la pela is 50.
    the government sets a minimum profit for farmacias but no upper limit. therefore the same medicine from the same lab will have different price in different pharmacies.
    in addition some pharmacies buy fake medicine cheaply and then sell them either a lot cheaper than other stores or sell them at normal prices and make really huge profits.
    as for contraception, engineerfg has no clue what he/she is talking about save for the prescription part. contraception is widely available and popular. the cost starts at 0 if you go to salud publico (they give free condoms and contraception pills). the cheapest pill in the pharmacy is subsidized by the government and cost less than a hundred pesos for one box. the cheapest good lab pill is microgynon (schering) also below 100 pesos. yasmine, diane 35 and cilest are at 500-650 pesos.
    you can also but over the counter emergency pill at 130-200 pesos, depends on a lab. the cheapest condoms will run at 15 pesos for a packet of four.
    any more questions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    the cheapest condoms will run at 15 pesos for a packet of four.
    They even come in multi colours!
    Last edited by Tamborista; 08-11-2010 at 03:07 PM.

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    and flavours

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    haha well that's great to know!
    do they have special tropical flavours? i mean, it is Dominican!

    thanks for all the great info. it's good to know actually .. and do they teach sex ed in schools?

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    no, but they "teach" sex en la calle

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    En la Calle ??? My goodness I am leading a sheltered life !!!!

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    haha i never saw anything like that going on en la calle but i did see it in a dirty disco!
    sick sick sick ...

    i think it would be beneficial to teach sex ed in schools, no? everywhere i looked there was a baby with a baby!

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