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Whether a pharmacy dispenses prescription drugs or not. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Health
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The key dispensing=* is used to specify whether a pharmacy dispenses prescription drugs or not. It adds information to something that is already tagged as amenity=pharmacy.

However, database users should be aware that this tag is automatically added to all new pharmacies mapped with the iD editor, unless the user chooses to remove it.

How to tag

  • dispensing=yes - A pharmacy with a dispensing pharmacist able to sell prescription drugs as well as over the counter drugs.
  • dispensing=no - A pharmacy with a pharmacist that does not fill prescriptions, but does sell pharmacist-only drugs (e.g., pseudoephedrine in the US).