Posts Tagged ‘Healthcare’
I regret to report that 12/31/2011 will be the final business day for Warren County Pharmacy in County Market.
I wondered before Warren County Pharmacy opened whether Monmouth could support four pharmacies. I’m sad to see my suspicions born out and another locally owned & operated business close its doors. The Gracey’s are good people, and I wish them well in the future.
Does Monmouth really need FOUR pharmacies?
We already have Axline and Shopko in town, Brent Family Pharmacy in Oquawka and multiple pharmacies nearby in Galesburg. The new Monmouth Walgreens is nearing completion, and just recently I noticed a sign in front of County Market proclaiming that its newly renovated store will be home to Warren County Pharmacy.
Methinks at least one of these Monmouth pharmacies will go belly-up. You can be sure it won’t be Walgreens, the new big boy muscling in on the block. I’m hoping that Axline’s drive-through, home delivery service and customer loyalty will save this local business.
Perhaps Axlines should look to ally itself with the County Market venture. They certainly need to consider expanding their hours. As a physician prescribing medications (most often by direct-to-pharmacy email prescription), I can say with absolute certainty that Axline loses a significant amount of business because they close at 6 P.M. Right now that business usually goes to Shopko. We’ll just have to see what happens once the new players open up.
The protestors keep saying that they want their country back. Sorry, my fellow small-governmenters, but this country is a democracy, and you didn’t lose your country, you just lost an election. You had your chance for eight years. You blew it, and you lost. What Obama is doing is what he was elected to do. The principled response is not a massive, extremist-riddled hissy fit a few months in, but a constructive set of proposals to build on universal care for a more market-friendly and cost-conscious system in the future. You have to win some political credibility for that; and then you have to beat the man you lost so badly to last year. That’s the civil and civilized way forward for the right. It also seems, alas, to be the one they are currently refusing to take.
“Massive, extremist-ridden hissy fit” – what an apt description of the Tea Party movement.