Rutgers to close 3 on-campus pharmacies

Citing increasing drug costs and a shift in consumer demand away from traditional pharmacies, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., will shut down all three of its on-campus pharmacies later this year, according to the Daily Targum.

The affected pharmacies are at Hurtado Health Center, Busch-Livingston Health Center and Cook Douglass Health Center. All three are student health centers in New Brunswick. 

Melodee Lasky, assistant vice chancellor for health and wellness at Rutgers, told the publication that talks about closing the pharmacies have been going on for more than a year.

Rutgers Student Health said that mail orders have become the preferred method for many health insurers and patients.

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