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Why are pharmacies under threat?

Thousands of local pharmacies in England are at risk of closure because of cuts by the Department of Health, according to a campaign group.

Pharmacy Voice, which represents high street retailers, says that without access to a community pharmacist, 1 in 4 people would instead visit their local GP.

The government says many pharmacies are located very near to each other.

Dominic Hughes explains

  • 23 May 2016
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