Crain's Detroit Business: Rite Aid's departure from Michigan will lead to 'pharmacy deserts,' according to experts including Dr. Susan Davis

In the last 17 years, the state of Michigan has lost more than 500 retail pharmacies. In dozens of towns in the state, a pharmacy is more than 10 miles away — pushing them outside the nearly 90% of Americans who live within a five-mile commute to the nearest location to get medications. 

To read more, visit the subscriber-only Crain's Detroit Business or download the PDF version, which includes comments from Associate Dean for Pharmacy Susan Davis.

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