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Pharmacy deserts are increasing around the country

A customer waves to employees at Rockers Pharmacy after picking up a prescription. (Bek Shackelford-Nwanganga/Kansas News Service)
A customer waves to employees at Rockers Pharmacy after picking up a prescription. (Bek Shackelford-Nwanganga/Kansas News Service)

Pharmacies are closing their doors around the country. Both chain pharmacies and independent pharmacies are facing tailwinds, with independently-owned pharmacies in rural areas hit the hardest.

And as Bek Shackelford-Nwanganga of the Kansas News Service reports, among the leading challenges is making money on the most basic services they provide.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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