Due to no staffing, our pharmacy will be closed on Thursday, December 21, 2022.
For months, signs reading like this have been a frequent occurrence at retail pharmacies across the country. Amid a national shortage of pharmacists and technicians, pharmacy closures and reduced hours have become the new norm. As a result, pharmacies have extended wait times to fill prescriptions, had less availability for vaccines and patient consults, and have seen growing customer dissatisfaction.
The sad reality is that the shortage is likely to worsen. But technology can help retail pharmacies weather the talent shortage.