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Local pharmacies not worried about proposed Hillcrest Walgreens

Local, smaller-scale pharmacies in Uptown catering to the LGBT community say they do not feel threatened by Walgreens’s recent acquisition of BioScrip’s Community Specialty Pharmacies, including the Hillcrest branch at 3900 Fifth Ave.

These smaller-scale pharmacies say they offer something the larger retail stores cannot in the pharmacy marketplace: personalized service.

“We’re very confident in our ability to serve San Diego’s HIV- and Hepatitis C-positive communities,” said Jimmy Ramsey of Priority Pharmacy, a MOMS Pharmacy located at 3940 Fourth Ave.

Priority utilizes the MOMSPak Packing System, which sorts HIV medication regimens into date and time stamped dose packets, helping patients better manage their medications.

Read the full story in Gay San Diego, a SDGLN media partner, HERE.