For over 15 years Garland Independent Pharmacy has been Garland's neighborhood pharmacy. GIP is a full-service pharmacy, supplier of all your prescriptions, compounds, medical equipment, homeopathic remedies, vitamins and over-the-counter needs. Committed to providing exceptional service to our customers and community, we always have time for you!
We are proud to be your neighborhood pharmacy and we strive to be an integral part of this community and hope you; our neighbors, families, friends, patients, and customers, see our sincere commitment to provide you with excellent service and affordable medical equipment, prescription medications, and over-the-counter products.
Our motto: "We Always Have Time For You!" Test us!
Filling your prescription at Garland Independent Pharmacy is as simple as a mouse click or phone call. Click below to fill a prescription online or ring one of our pharmacists who will gladly fill your prescription for you.
We have many convenient ways to refill your prescriptions. You can use our refill phone service, handy mobile app available through Apple's App Store , or just click below to utilize our online refill service. You can also give our pharmacists a direct call. We'd love to hear from you and we can answer any concerns or questions you have about your prescription before you pick it up.
Transferring your prescription to Garland Independent Pharmacy is as simple as a mouse click or phone call. Click below to transfer a prescription online or ring one of our pharmacists who will gladly make the transfer for you.
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Are Over-the-Counter Medicines and Drugs Deductible?
1. How are the rules changing for reimbursing the cost of over-the-counter medicines and drugs from health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs)?
Answer. Section 9003 of the Affordable Care Act established a new uniform standard for medical expenses. Effective Jan. 1, 2011, distributions from health FSAs and HRAs will be allowed to reimburse the cost of over-the-counter medicines or drugs only if they are purchased with a prescription. This new rule does not apply to reimbursements for the cost of insulin, which will continue to be permitted, even if purchased without a prescription.
2. How are the rules changing for distributions from health savings accounts (HSAs) and Archer Medical Savings Accounts (Archer MSAs) that are used to reimburse the cost of over-the-counter medicines and drugs? A. In accordance with Section 9003 of the Affordable Care Act, only prescribed medicines or drugs (including over-the-counter medicines and drugs that are prescribed) and insulin (even if purchased without a prescription) will be considered qualifying medical expenses and subject to preferred tax treatment.
3. When will the changes become effective? A. The changes are effective for purchases of over-the-counter medicines and drugs without a prescription after Dec. 31, 2010. The changes do not affect purchases of over-the-counter medicines and drugs in 2010, even if they are reimbursed after Dec. 31, 2010.