WALGREENS POSTPONES CUTBACKS IN PHARMACY HOURS

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- In response to appeals from several Chicago community leaders, Walgreens here has delayed its decision to cut costs by reducing pharmacy hours in 30 out of its 409 Illinois units.The drug chain had planned to reduce hours starting April 2 due to cutbacks in Medicaid reimbursement rates in Illinois, but postponed the change until May 1, according to corporate spokeswoman Carol Hively.

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- In response to appeals from several Chicago community leaders, Walgreens here has delayed its decision to cut costs by reducing pharmacy hours in 30 out of its 409 Illinois units.

The drug chain had planned to reduce hours starting April 2 due to cutbacks in Medicaid reimbursement rates in Illinois, but postponed the change until May 1, according to corporate spokeswoman Carol Hively. Last week, Hively said the drug retailer was postponing the schedule change yet ag

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