I am mainly interested in manufactured pills rather than things that have to be custom compounded. I know that some pharmacies won’t keep drugs with street appeal like Oxycontin on hand but will order them for you in 24 hours.
However, I have had plenty of prescriptions in my life and some of them seemed pretty exotic to me. I have never had a pharmacy tell me they didn’t stock my prescription. Sometimes they were out of a size and had to call the doctor for a substitution but I understood that they normally carried it but were just out.
It seems like pharmacies carry virtually every commercially made prescription pill in almost very size. However, when I look behind the counter at the stock shelves, they look neat but a little barren.
How many drug and size combination does a typical pharmacy stock and how does that relate to the combinations available?