"Een drogisterij is niet hetzelfde als een apotheek."

Translation:A drugstore is not the same as a pharmacy.

1 year ago

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It's not?

1 year ago

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There's a significant difference in the Netherlands. In a "drogisterij" you'll find (some) over-the-counter drugs, in addition to toiletries, make-up and often candy. An "apotheek" is largely for subscription drugs, although they also have over-the-counter stuff. Typically you get referred there by your GP ("huisarts").

The "apotheek" will also make their own medication (ointments, drops, etc.), but that is becoming less common since the insurance companies have stopped covering this, in favor of brand stuff (which is cheaper).

From my experience in North America, the big drug stores will have a pharmacy counter inside. This is not the case in the Netherlands.

1 year ago

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Thank you - perhaps the statement would then be more informative if it read : 'In Nederland is een drogisterij niet hetzelfde als een apotheek.'

11 months ago

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As far as English goes, I'd say, "Een drojisterij is niet altijd hetzelfde als een apotheek. " For example, in America, A grocery store is never called a pharmacy or a drugstore,--but a pharmacy is often in the grocery store (especially the larger chains.).--Additionally, however, the larger drugstore chains (like Walgreens and CVS) are often called both pharmacies and drugstores. Ik begrijp! or should that be Ik verstaan! ?

11 months ago

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in The UK there is no such thing as a drugstore and a "pharmacy" is called a Chemist...why isn't "Chemist" allowed

8 months ago
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