This issue we have two stories of small town pharmacies, both by Tom Parker. A town can lose many things before it starts to "hurt." Losing a pharmacy really hurts. Suddenly refilling a prescription takes hours of driving. You might see your doctor every so ofen, but you see your pharmacist far more. We have two stories of small town operations that have withstood the "big box" drug stores, much to the pleasure and thanks of their communities.
Right where he belongs–pharmacist returns to small-town roots
For Dustin Rogge, the final straw came at the end of a 36-hour shift. He was tired, he was wired, he was fed up. Before giving common sense a chance to intervene, he picked up the phone and made the call.
Leap of faith—pharmacist returns to family roots
A card-carrying, board-certified pharmacist can find a job just about anywhere. Their services are in need wherever humans are known to congregate, increasingly so as life expectancy increases and medical science pushes the boundaries with new miracle drugs and procedures. In metropolitan areas big pharmaceutical retailers such as Walgreens and CVS Caremark are expanding at unprecedented rates. Such is the demand that pharmacists are often hired while still in school.