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KTX ArchiLAB adds glazed façade to Japanese dispensing pharmacy

Two major types of pharmacies can be found in Japan. The first is the drug store, or what can be described as retail pharmacies. This type offers services related to basic medicines as well as parapharmaceutical products. The second type is the dispensing pharmacies, usually related to a nearby clinic or hospital. In this type of pharmacies, the products are prepared in the backyard after the customer presents prescription issued by his doctor. Once prepared, the pharmacist has to explain to the customer about the prescription.  (Photos © Stirling Elmendorf)

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