Wednesday, October 06, 2004

From the Quad-City (IL) Times
Q-C pharmacists: Savings is not the only issue
The Medicine Shoppe franchise was going to be the RX for Richard Moses’ retirement. Monday he was beginning to wonder if the business can survive until he is ready to retire.

Moses, a pharmacist and owner of the Medicine Shoppe in Rock Island, said the announcement that Illinois will sponsor a program to allow the state’s 13 million residents to purchase their prescription drugs from Canada and Europe, could be terrible news for independent pharmacy owners.

“It will probably put some of us out of business,” Moses said. “Many of us will find it difficult to keep our businesses alive. Yes, I’m worried about my business.

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