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Majority of pharmacies ‘struggling’


Majority of pharmacies ‘struggling’

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REELING UNDER continued late payments from the Barbados Drug Service, as well as a four-year-old payment system, the head of the Barbados Association of Pharmacy Owners is reporting that the majority of pharmacies are struggling.

David Lewis was speaking in the wake of reports of the latest shortage of medication at government-run pharmacies, which is seeing people turning to the privately-owned dispensaries to fill their prescriptions.

“The Barbados Drug Service, who we are contracted to, has been having been some major issues in the ability to pay us on time,” Lewis revealed. (HLE)

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