Family Drug Centre pharmacists give consultation on all prescriptions taking the mystery out of why you are taking certain pills. Also offer a basic med review(insured by MSI).
Prescription refills online using our downloadable app on your smartphone/pad/or computer. Your time is valuable order online to streamline your Family Drug Centre experience. Drop by pharmacy for details.
Transfer of prescription from other pharmacies
Have all you and your familys prescriptions transferred to Family Drug Centre to have all prescription needs filled in one place. Our pharmacists will take care of all the details. No need for you to contact your existing pharmacy. That's all part of the service. Our pharmacy staff will gladly take care of every detail.
In Nova Scotia the influenza vaccine is free.
Prescribing for minor ailment
Pharmacists can consult with you and prescribe for a list of minor ailments. Resulting prescriptions can be billed to your drug plan if applicable. Fee $22.50
Minor Ailments include:
- Non-infectious Diarrhea
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Nasal Congestion
- Sore Throat
- Mild Headache
- Minor Muscle Pain
- Minor Joint Pain
- Minor Sleep Disorders
- Emergency Contraception
- Xerophthalmia (dry eyes)
- Oral Ulcers
- Oral Fungal Infection (Thrush)
- Fungal Infections of the Skin
- Vaginal Candidiasis (yeast infection)
- Threadworms and Pinworms
- Herpes Simplex (cold sore)
- Contact Allergic Dermatitis
- Mild Acne
- Mild Urticaria (includes bites & stings)
- Calluses and Corns
- Warts (excluding facial and genital)
- Smoking Cessation
Pharmacists can prescribe the following vaccines to patients 5 years of age & older for the prevention of: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Varicella (chicken pox), Herpes Zoster (shingles), and for Human Papillomavirus (HPV-genital warts, cervical cancer, & other types of cancer). Fee $26.50
BASIC MEDICATION REVIEW
As Health Care Professionals, pharmacists at Family Drug Centre put great emphasis of medication reviews. Done in a confidential environment, one on one with the pharmacist. Pharmacist and patient in a confidential environment thoroughly review all current meds, carefully checking for dose, compliance, and any adverse reactions. Attention is directed to drug related problems, lifestyle and overall wellbeing. The results are shared with the primary physician along with any pertinent recommendations. This service is covered by PharmaChoice. Fee $52.50
ADVANCED MEDICATION REVIEW
The patient (or the patient’s agent) and the pharmacist review in-depth the patient’s medical history, conditions, allergies, past therapies, current therapy, successes and failures in treatment, barriers to drug therapy, current efficacy of therapy, and address any concerns that the patient may have. Patients who undertake this service have a more complicated regime and often take 4 or more medications. Fee $150.00
We offer custom blister packaging to suit your needs. Taking multiple medications and having trouble remembering dosing times? Dosing times are critically important. Missing doses is serious. Helps us solve your problems with blister compliance packaging. Never be confused again. Drop by pharmacy. Our staff will gladly explain.