The retail pharmacy business is experiencing little growth. The script count is declining because of script abandonment on higher cost d–gs, the decline in o—id prescribing, and the increase in 90 days scripts. In our store, if the 90 days scripts would have been 3 30 days scripts, the script count would have been flat.
With the over supply of pharmacists, expect the higher paid pharmacists to be laid off and replaced with lower paid new hires. Off site processing and automated filling will also reduce the need for pharmacist hours.
The situation above will continue as the home office tries to find ways to lower payroll. After all, they have to pay for a new $5 billion corporate campus.
Sadly, @ZViQvT9-1cab makes an excellent point.