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HealthPartners retail pharmacies closures, job cuts begin

HealthPartners announced in Nov. that they are planned to close retail pharmacies in early 2020, which will result in the loss of 300 jobs.
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The HealthPartners clinical pharmacies at Park Nicollet, Central Minnesota closed Monday.

HealthPartners announced in Nov. that they planned to close retail pharmacies in early 2020, which will result in the loss of 300 jobs.

Specialty, infusion and hospital pharmacies, as well as health plan pharmacy management and medication therapy management services will remain operational, HealthPartners said.

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Out of the 300 jobs eliminated, 100 are pharmacists.

HealthPartners said anyone with questions can call 866-716-0785 or visit  for their site more information.

“Our retail pharmacies have provided a convenient option for our patients for many years,” said Scott Schnuckle, Senior Vice President, Pharmacy & Business Development. “Consumer preferences and pharmacy economics have changed, however, to favor large-scale organizations able to support extended hours, drive-through pickup, and other conveniences we’re not able to offer. Like others preceding us in our market, we’ve made the difficult decision to exit our retail pharmacy operation.”

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