Marias Healthcare opens retail pharmacy

Shelby, Mont.-based Marias Healthcare has opened a retail pharmacy in one of its outpatient clinics, according to the Cut Bank Pioneer Press.

The pharmacy, open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, will offer patients a convenient place to pick up prescriptions after an appointment. It will also sell some over-the-counter medications.

"Our goal is to provide quality pharmacy services and incorporate medication management into the primary care model, while keeping drug costs as low as possible,"  Kristen Russell, PharmD, the pharmacy's director, told the Pioneer Press. "The pharmacists have a close working relationship with the nurses and providers and can resolve issues if needed."

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