can I get information on medication from McQuade's
pharmacy after hours?
McQuade's pharmacy is not open 24 hours. We would
be more than happy to answer any of your questions
when we re-open. If your medication question is
of an urgent nature, please contact your local
health care provider or hospital emergency room.
If this is a medical emergency, contact 911.
Can you tell me if my prescription is ready
You may call McQuade's Pharmacy to see if your
prescription is ready for pick up.
I didn't receive an information pamphlet with
my prescription, how can I get one?
Please contact the pharmacy and they can reprint
any medication information pamphlets that you
How much will my prescription cost if I am
paying cash? If I have insurance?
You will need to visit the pharmacy to check on
prices. Insurance co-pays vary per plan and we
will need to see your insurance card to complete
transaction. We currently offer many generic medications
for $4.00/month and $9.95/3 months. Please check
with the pharmacist for more details.
How do I transfer my prescription to McQuade's
Contact the branch of McQuade's pharmacy where
you would like to have the prescription transferred.
The pharmacist will collect the necessary information
and complete the prescription transfer. It is
important to note that not all prescriptions may
be transferable. The pharmacist will assist with
any questions you may have.
Does McQuade's pharmacy carry a particular
McQuade's pharmacy will special order most items.
For a check on inventory information, please call
the pharmacy or stop in. Not all information can
be given over the phone.
Can I get my diabetes supplies filled under
my Medicare card?
Medicare Part B will cover 80% of the cost of
diabetes supplies (blood glucose monitors, test
strips, lancing devices, and lancets) for patients
with diabetes once you have met your deductible.
Simply take your Medicare card and a prescription
from your physician to the McQuade's pharmacy
and our pharmacists will process the necessary
Is it possible to obtain a print out of my
medications for the past year(s)?
Contact McQuade's pharmacy to request a copy of
your prescription history. The pharmacist can
print your profile and mail it to the address
we have in your pharmacy record, or have it ready
for you to pick up at your earliest convenience.
I am feeling better; can I stop taking my
You should always continue to take your antibiotic
until the entire prescribed amount is finished
even if symptoms disappear after a few days. If
you stop the medication too early, it may results
in a relapse of the infection.
What is the difference between a brand and
a generic medication?
When a new medication is brought to market, the
manufacturer assigns it a brand name, which is
different from its "chemical" name.
At some point the patent of the product will expire
[patent life varies depending on the time interval
from initial discovery to approval by the Food
and Drug Administration (FDA)], at that time other
companies are free to manufacture generic versions
of the product. The FDA mandates that all generic
medication must meet all the requirements the
FDA requires of the brand name drug. Both CT and
RI require generic substitution unless the physician
mandates that the brand name product is medically