People in the US have been complaining about the long lines at the UK’s most popular pharmacy chains, with some claiming the wait times are too long.
The latest data from the NHS shows that the wait time for prescriptions is rising.
In November, the number of prescriptions filled at gills pharmacy was 6 hours, compared to 6.8 hours in November last year, according to figures published on Thursday.
Gills, which opened in 2013 in Oxfordshire, was the first UK pharmacy to receive a Royal Free grant for an innovation that allowed its pharmacist to work remotely.
The UK government awarded the £150,000 grant in 2014 and the pharmacist now works 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
In the US, where the number one pharmacy chain is Walmart, the wait is longer, with a median wait time of 17.5 hours.
Walmart has been criticised by campaigners who say it is charging people twice as much as they should for the same amount of medicine.
In October, Walmart’s chief executive told a Congressional hearing that the company was “very confident” that its drugstore stores would be able to keep pace with demand.
Walmart, which has an estimated $8bn in annual revenue, has not provided figures on how many prescriptions it dispenses or the average cost per prescription.
In the UK, the pharma chain Gills is the most popular with over 90% of people in line.
However, Gills has also been criticised for its high prices, which have seen its average prices rise from £15.25 per prescription to £31.50 in just two years.
The Gills Pharmacy chain has also seen a spike in demand from the UK.
In December, the company opened its first UK store in Leicester, where it plans to open a second in London later this year.
Gills had previously opened stores in Manchester and Nottingham.
The NHS has also said that a rise in demand for prescription drugs from the US has prompted it to launch an online drug exchange in the United States.
The NHS is seeking bids from companies to take over the process of allowing prescription drugs to be exchanged online for cash.
Last month, the British pharmacy chain CVS announced it would open its first US store in the coming weeks.
According to a report by The Telegraph, CVS said it was investing in technology to help improve its pharmacare services in the U.S.
The chain said that its pharmacy chain will also open a pharmacy in Manchester this year, where a large number of its employees are based.