Fortuna Pharmacists: "Walgreens No Big Deal"
I must have missed news that a new Walgreens was going to be opening in Fortuna. Apparently, at least some of the existing pharmacies in Fortuna aren't all that concerned about the added competition.
You can hardly blame them. We have not just one, but two, Walgreens in Eureka and I haven't heard of any of the other pharmacies going out of business, at least not yet.
As an aside, I found the comment the one pharmacist made about all stores charging pretty much the same for drugs interesting.
Back when I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, the doc asked me where I'd like to purchase my medication so they could write up the prescription. I told them I wasn't sure but somewhere close to home and from whomever had the best price. I suggested Rite- Aid (at the Eureka Mall) figuring they'd have the best deal, being a chain store.
The nurse made a few calls right there to compare prices and it turned out Henderson Center Pharmacy (now Redwood Pharmacy) in Friendly Henderson Center offered the same medication for a lower price.
I've been going there ever since.