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New Moundsville Pharmacy opens

Updated: Monday, June 2 2014, 01:40 PM EDT

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MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. -- Despite competing with four major corporate pharmacies, a family-owned business in Marshall County is thriving.
The Moundsville Pharmacy, a 7,600 square foot facility, opened Monday.
“We've increased and modernized our space so that we can provide better patient services, more clinical services, more screenings, and (we are) hoping to fill more prescriptions for the community,” owner Jason Turner said.
The pharmacy also features two private patient rooms. Customers can go in to get counseling, get their shots, or be fitted for things like therapeutic shoes, or even compression tights. It also features two drive-through lanes.
“It's for patients who want to quickly drop off their prescriptions or patients who are unable to easily get out of their vehicle due to mobility issues,” Turner said. “Or if they have children that maybe can't get out of the car because they're sick or there's just a lot of kids to bring in."
The pharmacy also touts a section for West Virginia-made items and an automated prescription counting unit. It’s one Turner said bigger pharmacies don’t always want to invest in.
So while Moundsville Pharmacy may be a small fish in a big pond of bigger chain stores, it is certainly making a splash.
“You've got that personal touch with people in that area, and their profits are going to stay here and be reinvested in other ways and I think that's important,” said David Knuth, executive director of Marshall County Chamber of Commerce.
Turner said the price tag for the whole project was around $1 million. It’s an investment in the business and the community he was happy to make.
In all, the project and construction lasted nearly 250 days. Four pharmacists, eight technicians and a bookkeeper are on staff.

New Moundsville Pharmacy opens


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