If I need medicine, can I easily get it?
Yes. There are pharmacies (farmacias) throughout the country where you can find most prescription and non-prescription drugs. Some pharmacies are a part of larger chains, while others are small, local operations. Most medicine is cheap and widely available. If you are unable to find the brand you are looking for, chances are there is a generic option. Some drugs – including antibiotics, sleeping pills, and strong pain medications – are not available over the counter in Panama.