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Clinton's Island Drug shuts doors

Island Drug closed its Clinton pharmacy Monday, essentially going our of business. The company, owned by pharmacist Aaron Syring, started 2024 serving people with pharmacies in La Conner, Oak Harbor and Clinton.

Syring shuttered his other two stores in January. Friday, June 28, Syring posted a long analysis on his website explaining the unreasonable rules and low payments from pharmacy benefit managers. They are hired by insurance companies to control prescription costs.

His website article, “Why Pharmacies Close,” His website article, “Why Pharmacies Close,” states “The combined effects of in...


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