I may be repeating myself, but it is important to do some comparison shopping when it comes to buying prescription drugs at pharmacies here in
One of the first things I noticed when I moved here was that there is a pharmacy on practically EVERY corner. There are more pharmacies here in Niterói than there are Starbucks in
. Seriously. Every corner. San Francisco
Recently I needed to fill a prescription for an anti-bacterial regimen drug, plus an add-on drug to seal the deal.
I went to 8 different pharmacies (partly because some did not have what I wanted in stock and partly to compare prices).
Complex drug number one varied in price from R$121 to R$165.
Simple drug number two varied in price from R$23 to R$56.
So in the end I paid R$144 (including a free delivery) rather than a possible R$221. That’s a R$77 difference. What’s up with that?
You gotta shop around.