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Sterling Pharmacy Releases Statement About Albert Lea Location Closing

Sterling Pharmacy Releases Statement About Albert Lea Location Closing

September 13, 2018 05:08 PM

(ABC 6 News) - After 56 years of serving the community, Sterling Pharmacy in Albert Lea has made the decision to close its doors.

In a statement sent to ABC 6 News, Sterling Pharmacy President Sam Ewing wrote that the decision to close was not taken lightly and that there, "were many factors that led to our final decision [...] Our healthcare system is changing.  Retail pharmacy is changing.  Rural populations are changing.  Customer needs and wants are changing.  In a time where our store needed more traffic, we were seeing less.  We are not alone -- this is a very trying time for all healthcare entities.  Costs are high, reimbursement is low, providers are hard to come by... the list goes on."

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To read the full statement click here.

Sterling Pharmacy's Austin location will remain open and they will offer employees the opportunity to transfer.

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