LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||11/JUN/2007 3:11 PM|
|Assunto:||Farmácia de Manipulação|
I would call a "farmácia de manipulação" merely a "pharmacy".
In Brazil, almost all products in a pharmacy are medicines. You may be able to buy lipstick or shampoo, but almost everything else for sale is a medicine.
In the USA, you buy most medicines at either a pharmacy or a drugstore. An American pharmacy is much like a Brazilian pharmacy. A typical drugstore, on the other hand, sells many items in addition to medicines: ice cream, milk, beer, fishing gear, magazines, candy, charcoal for barbecues, sleeping bags, lightbulbs, notebooks, underwear, liquor, motor oil, etc. A very small portion of the business is dedicated to a pharmacy section where one or more pharmacists work. It's also common to buy "cross the counter" medicines (medicines not requiring a pharmacist and not requiring a prescription) at convenience stores, supermarkets, etc.
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