SWGA county losing only pharmacy

Sep 14, 2018

When a rural pharmacy closes, residents may have to travel to another county to access the medications they need.
Credit Stock

Amidst a trend of rural hospital closings and doctor shortages, Clay County in southwest Georgia is losing its only drug store. Residents are "heartsick" over the closing, and the county's only doctor is concerned about the gap it will leave in the community's healthcare network. Read more.

This week, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss what it means for a rural community when a pharmacy is difficult to access.