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Medicine needs occur outside business hours

Published 9:39am Thursday, June 13, 2013

I want to bring to your attention a problem I encountered recently regarding your city.

Our adult daughter was injured recently when she fell getting down from a bunk bed and experienced back pain.

We were staying at our place at Lawco Lake. Unaware of the new facility in Ironton, we took her to another ER where she received X-rays. No fractures were discovered so, after medication was given, she was dismissed with three prescriptions to be filled. Upon asking if there was a 24-7 pharmacy around, she was told no. This was 4 a.m. Sunday.

Driving to Ironton and arriving at 9 a.m. I was told by a drug store that the pharmacy only opens at 10 a.m. on Sunday. This included all five Ironton pharmacie,s I was told.

This seems ridiculous for both the hospital who dispensed the prescriptions and the fact that no pharmacy is available until 10 a.m.

I hope this situation is corrected for the sake of future patients who need the service in a timely manner.

Gloria Hendrickson

Monroe, Ohio

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