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4 in 5 local pharmacies can’t find enough workers to deliver prescriptions and run the cash register, according to an industry report


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Local pharmacies in the US are scrambling to find workers amid the labor shortage hitting industries, according to the country’s largest organization of independent pharmacy owners.

Four in five pharmacies are struggling to recruit enough workers to deliver prescriptions, handle patients, and run the cash register, according to a report by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).

“Finding qualified workers is tough under normal circumstances,” NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey said. “This is an acute problem for local pharmacies that should be at full strength now.”

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