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Labor Shortage Hits CVS, Walgreens, Forcing Pharmacies To Close Early

Zero Hedge

By Tyler Durden – January 15, 2022

Labor shortages at the biggest U.S. drugstore store chains force their in-house pharmacies to close on weekends as the COVID-19 omicron variant continues to spread. Pharmacists and technicians are calling out sick, leaving CVS Health Corp. and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. with no other choice but to reduce hours of operations. 

WSJ reports CVS and Walgreens closing pharmacies on weekends is “unusual,” but it reflects today’s environment of pharmacist and technician shortages due to sickness as omicron rapidly spreads.  

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