How Pharmacy Deserts Are Putting the Health of Black and Latino Americans at Risk

November 10, 2023

Unlabeled pill bottles in a pharmacy

(STAT News) – As pharmacies shutter stores across the U.S., people in low-income and predominantly Black, Latino, and Indigenous neighborhoods are increasingly left in pharmacy deserts, without easy access to medications and other essentials. In November 2021, CVS announced that it would be closing 300 stores a year across the country in the next three years, and Rite Aid, which filed for bankruptcy in October, plans to close at least 150 stores in the next several months. (Read More)