- Reviewed by Anthony L. Komaroff, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Letter
Is your pharmacy noticeably different? Maybe the staff is smaller or the business hours shorter. Or perhaps the store you frequented has closed recently. These types of changes are happening across the country. For consumers, that's resulting in prescription holdups, hassles, and potential dangers.
"In some places, it can take all day, a few days, or longer to get a prescription filled. That could be a problem if you've run out of certain medications, such as those for high blood pressure or diabetes, and you need a refill as soon as possible," says Joanne Doyle Petrongolo, a pharmacist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and board member of the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association.
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Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter
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Anthony L. Komaroff, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Letter
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