The American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL) is an organization of attorneys, pharmacists, pharmacist-attorneys and students of pharmacy or law who are interested in the law as it applies to pharmacy, pharmacists, wholesalers, manufacturers, state and federal government and other interested parties.

ASPL is a non-profit which encourages diversity & inclusion with the Society, regardless of differing backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, orientations, origins, and practice settings. The Society embraces participation and diversity as it leads to advancing our purpose: 

  • Furthering knowledge in the law related to pharmacists, pharmacies, the provision of pharmaceutical care, the manufacturing and distribution of drugs, and other food, drug, and medical device policy issues;
  • Communicating accurate legal educational information; and
  • Providing educational opportunities for pharmacists, attorneys, and others who are interested in pharmacy law

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January 30, 2023

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CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart cutting pharmacy operating hours
A report by CBS News on January 27 indicated that 3 major US pharmacy chains had announced that they would be reducing hours of service in select locations in light of continuing challenges to maintaining adequate staffing. (While not mentioned in the report, this is occurring in the wake of increased pressure and disciplinary actions by several states when patient safety may have been compromised by inadequate staffing, as previously reported in Pharma-Law e-News.)

A CVS spokesman reportedly said the firm will be adjusting hours this spring, with adjustments affecting “roughly two-thirds of the company’s approximately 9,000 retail pharmacies beginning in March.”

Walgreens representatives reported that the firm had needed to “adjust pharmacy hours over the past 12-plus months due to staffing challenges.” The company noted that it had hired “thousands of pharmacists” and increased pay for pharmacy workers.

Walmart will adjust its pharmacy operating hours, reducing total hours open by 2 hours each day. Weekday hours will now be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., rather than 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. In 2021, Walmart raised its hourly salary for 36,000 pharmacy technicians to average more than $20 per hour. [Cerullo M. Pharmacies CVS, Walmart and Walgreens to reduce hours as staffing challenges persist. CBS News Money Watch, 2023 Jan 27; https://cbsn.ws/40gEQko]