Vermont’s Pharmacist Shortage

Vermont is home to more than 260 pharmacists, but that’s not enough to staff the state’s 145 different retail pharmacy outlets. The Rite Aid in Randolph has been closing sporadically during the past several months because of the shortage, and other pharmacies are also scaling back their hours. We look at the reasons behind the shortage, and how a new pharmacy school in Chittenden county may help alleviate the problem.