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Iowa’s RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis Releases Study on Rural Pharmacy Closures

The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis at the University of Iowa recently released “Causes and Consequences of Rural Pharmacy Closures: A Multi-Case Study.”  The Center completed case studies in six rural communities that lost their only remaining retail pharmacy since 2007. In five of the six communities, residents now either drive to the nearest pharmacy or use mail- order to receive their prescriptions and, in some instances, receive their prescriptions through a courier service from a pharmacy in a nearby town.