Staying Independent: Small Pharmacies Get Creative to Stay in Business
Dedrick’s Pharmacy is featured in the April 2022 issue of Chronogram Magazine.
The article, Staying Independent: Small Pharmacies Get Creative to Stay in Business, focuses on the threats posed by the large pharmacy chains to local independent pharmacies.
Sarah Amandolare writes:
When a retail chain pharmacy in New Paltz lifted its mask mandate last year, customers started asking why Dedrick’s Pharmacy hadn’t done the same. Jared Nekos, the owner and pharmacist of Dedrick’s since 2013, still remembers his response: The other pharmacy didn’t consider itself “healthcare.” Making that distinction, at a moment when healthcare providers were still legally required to enforce masks, was clarifying for him. “They look at everything as transactional. We look at it as a relationship. We want your health outcomes to improve. We want your quality of life to improve,” Nekos says.
Read the complete article here.