School district insurance change could put an end to Pine Plains Pharmacy


PINE PLAINS— The question of how teachers and staff in the Pine Plains Central School District will get their prescription medications after Aug. 31 is a cause for concern for local pharmacist Nasir Mahmood. 

Mahmood, a former president of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York, has owned the Pine Plains Pharmacy for nearly 30 years. He could lose up to nearly three quarters of his business, he said, when the district’s insurer requires its members to fill maintenance medication prescriptions through a mail order pharmacy.

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