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Missouri board to investigate work conditions at pharmacies

ST. LOUIS – A state board is looking into allegations that pharmacists have been overworked, pressured to meet corporate metrics and haven’t had time to fill prescriptions safely. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Missouri Board of Pharmacy is appointing a task force this month to examine working conditions inside pharmacies across the state after hundreds of pharmacists raised concerns. The board said in a statement earlier this year that “patient safety should not be jeopardized for company profits.” Pharmacy giants CVS Health and Walgreens both told the Post-Dispatch they were committed to patient care. Walmart did not respond to a request seeking comment.

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