Why are online pharmacies cheaper in California?

Not everyone knows that it is not necessary to buy a whole package of medicine. Sometimes, to take a course prescribed by a doctor, one or two blisters of tablets or several ampoules are enough. This way, you will not pay for unnecessary medications, which later may not be useful. Most of the pharmacies don’t sell medications in blisters, but you can always order it online at these sites. Fortunately, there are many of them today.

Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy (Google Rating: 4.2)

https://kaiserpermanente.org/ 770 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035, United States (408) 945-2640

Been there a number of times, only because I have to get some medicine compounded, and even though I had called in my prescription 2 to 3 days in advance, it would not be ready. This has happened on more than one occasion, and they even tried to blame me for not calling and checking to see if it was ready. Hello, what is the purpose of the automatic call in if you have to call back and check? This place is not located with easy accessibility, so it’s a planned tripped to go there, and having to return for the same prescription is madding.

Prescriptions can be texted to the pharmacy for refills. You will be texted in return when it’s ready. Great time saver! Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy is clean, and the employees are helpful. Aisles are clear and kept stocked.

Calaveras Pharmacy (Google Rating: 4.4)

https://www.calaverasrx.com/ 114 S Park Victoria Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035, United States (408) 262-2056

Awful customer service. All I did is call looking for an arm sling for a child, and the lady yelled at me and told me she don’t carry that sort of stuff… sad thing is a pediatric dr told me to call them… why would they recommend a place that doesn’t carry them? RUDE RUDE RUDE! It does not even deserve a star, but that’s the lowest rating I can give! I hope everyone else that goes there or calls has better service!!

Calaveras Pharmacy is an excellent pharmacy that isn’t corporately run, therefore, can do compounding and take care of the unique pharmaceutical needs of patients while adhering to medical guidelines.

ViaQX Pharmacy (Google Rating: 4.3)

https://viaqx.com/ 342 W Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035, United States (408) 263-3963

Mary, a new transplant from Colorado, assisted me with picking up a knee walker. Outstandingly nice person. Paperwork was ready upon arrival and highlighted where I needed to initial and sign. She took the time to speak with my daughter and even helped me load the knee walker into the vehicle. Excellent service.

Viaqx pharmacy has very quick and easy service. Great place to fill prescriptions. The staff is always friendly. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and caring, always going the extra mile for each patient/customer.

CVS Pharmacy (Google Rating: 4.5)

https://www.cvs.com/ 45 N Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035, United States (408) 946-6424

If you’re going to get a prescription from the pharmacy – take a book to read. The lines are very long. Takes an eternity. EDIT: AND MORE IMPORTANTLY READ THE LABELS ON THE MED BOTTLES. I was given a refill (HA) of one of my meds. The pill didn’t look different. I took them for a week and became so out of it that I fell down the stairs. I told my son something was definitely wrong with the prescription. He took it back to CVS Pharmacy and told the pharmacist. The guy, without saying a word, grabbed the bottle, & within 10 minutes, handed another bottle to my son. WITHOUT ONE WORD… I called my doctor & told him I was a wreck. I told him what the meds were called – I still had the printed info sheet. Shall we talk about what happens when a pharmacy (?) gives you a strong psychotropic drug for Schizophrenia & you’re normal??? I understand it was a mistake. I don’t understand WHY the Pharmacist (?) didn’t say anything to my son about what they did or why I was so messed up.

I have used Drugbuddies for years. They are the nicest and some of the most helpful people.