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Independent drugstores bring some relief to pharmacy deserts

The Washington Post 12/15/2021

Independent drugstores are opening in rural areas that large chains have abandoned. “The big-box stores came into smaller and smaller communities, and they, in essence, outcompeted all the other pharmacies in the area,” said David Zgarrick, a pharmacy professor at Northeastern University. “Now they’re completely gone and with them the pharmacy services and everything else they provided. They left a vacuum in a lot of these places.”

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