The Lack of Neighborhood Pharmacies is Crippling Our Community

Chicago Defender

Back in the day, the neighborhoods were full of small pharmacies where pharmacists and residents knew each other. Based on the close-knit relationships with the residents, the staff and pharmacist-provided customized service. As time moved on, the small neighborhood pharmacies were replaced by Walgreens and CVS stores. As times changed, the tight relationship with the pharmacist and residents diminished. One pharmacist at CVS said, “You can’t compete with the big box pharmacies.” The lack of neighborhood pharmacies is plaguing the black and brown communities.

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