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Pharmacy category not found

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I am trying to create a "My Business" listing for our pharmacy (not online) in Canada.  Unfortunately, the "pharmacy" category is not available.  Is this category by special request only?

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April 2016

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Perhaps Google believe that the people of Canada are and live taht healty not needing ang kind of a Pharmacy. ;-)

But indeed:
I tried your issue on my German end for Canada and the only option would be to enter "Pharmaceutical Company" - which is obviously nonsense for a pharmacy.

BTW for the US we can enter "pharmacy"
Consider it a bug and will escalate in to Google.


There is not much I can do or advice you meanwhile

 

Regards

ehg

 

JFTR and my private purpose only: Pharmacy unavailable for Canada

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Other Pharmacies can use the Pharmacy category in Canada.

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do yo have any proof for this allegation?

Means have you recently edited a business page in Canada with this category
or
do you just telling us having found lots of business pages having such categories?

Do you get the difference???
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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

Pharmacy category not found

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I'm facing the same issue with multiple stores, do you know if Google has looked into this yet?  

Pharmacy category not found

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Hi @Manhim try changing it to "Chemist" I have tried that and it changed to "Drug Store". Others posts that the tried this method and it did change to Pharmacy. still looking for an answer 

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Ali H: I was able to bring back missing Pharmacy category in 'Suggest an edit' menu on Maps in Belarus:
- hit No Country Redirection URL http://google.com/ncr
- access Maps UI via http://maps.google.com, do not use country-specific TLDs (.co.uk, .ca, .ru, etc.)

 

I hope this helps.

Pharmacy category not found

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Thanks a lot, I know I was late in doing it, but guess what it worked ! I was able to see the "pharmacy" category using the global google maps.