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Description:   When patients arrive at Woods Pharmacy & Prescription in Mountain View, Ark., pharmacist Dana Woods greets them by name. In a town of 3,000, where Woods has owned the $2 million pharmacy and soda fountain for 26 years, he usually also knows their parents, their children, and their medications.

Source:  Businessweek.com

Date: 03/08/2012

Link:  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-03-08/end-of-days-for-independent-pharmacies

Questions for discussion:

  • Describe the retail pharmaceutical industry and the changes taking place.
  • Do you think this merger will be good or bad for small retailers?

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