[OSM-talk] dispensing pharmacy considered confusing

Adam Schreiber sadam at clemson.edu
Fri May 8 23:20:40 BST 2009


On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 5:55 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> Greg Troxel wrote:
>> I just mapped a "CVS", which is a store that sells lots of personal
>> hygiene stuff and has a real pharmacy (with a licensed pharmacist, who
>> can fill prescriptions signed by doctors).  I used amenity=pharmacy
>> dispensing=yes, but find the description on the tag page confusing.  I
>> put my confusion on the Talk page for the tag, and if people can explain
>> to me I'll tweak the wording on the tag page to clarify (assuming that's
>> ok to do).
>
> My understanding is that dispensing=yes on a pharmacy would be a
> pharmacy where you can get a prescription filled.

Yes, but here in the US you wouldn't call anything where you couldn't
get a prescription filled a pharmacy so the dispensing tag is
redundant.  I think that's what he's getting at.

Cheers,

Adam




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