When a retail pharmacy fills your prescription, they likely have
an incentive to
a) Be as efficient as possible when providing a service to you,
thus keeping your wait time to a minimum
. b) Reduce your wait time to a complete zero, by utilizing the
electronic prescription filling software.
c) Increase your waiting time somewhat beyond the average, to
allow you more time to shop around for other items the pharmacies
typically sell, as they are usually sold at a higher-than-average
d) Waive your prescription copay if you purchase at least $30
worth of groceries while waiting for your prescription to be
e) Substitute a generic version even if the prescription
explicitly requires the brand name.