Understanding Competition in U.S. Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics #00400

Submission Number:
00400
Commenter:
Lucy DeWildt
State:
Michigan
Initiative Name:
Understanding Competition in U.S. Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics
I am a pharmacist and Director of Pharmacy at a pharmacy located inside a Health Center. We live and work in a rural area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The next closest pharmacy to us is 25 miles away. If a situation that mandated my patients to go to a specific store or location other than my own would cause hardship for my patients. The closest CVS store is over 150 miles from us. I oppose this merger. The alleged fact that this will bring down drug costs is absurd and not true. ONE thing it will do is put independent pharmacies out of business which should be unacceptable.