Pharmacist Shortages and Heavy Workloads Challenge Drugstores
They are heading into their busy season
A dose of patience may come in handy at the pharmacy counter this fall.
Drug and staffing shortages haven’t gone away. Stores are starting their busiest time of year as customers look for help with colds and the flu. And this fall, pharmacists are dealing with a new vaccine and the start of insurance coverage for COVID-19 shots.
Some drugstores have addressed their challenges by adding employees at busy hours. But experts say many pharmacies, particularly the big chains, still don’t have enough workers behind the counter.
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