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Drugstores make slow headway on staffing problems

Posted 1/13/23

A rush of vaccines, virus tests and a busy flu season started overwhelming pharmacies more than a year ago, forcing many to temporarily close when workers weren't available.

Major drugstore chains have raised pay and dangled signing bonuses to add employees. They're also emphasizing the lunch breaks and sending routine prescription work to other locations to improve conditions in their pandemic-battered pharmacies.

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