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NeighborCare shifting away from retail pharmacies

NeighborCare shifting away from retail pharmacies

The closing of five Baltimore-area NeighborCare Pharmacies on Friday was part of parent company Omnicare Inc.'s move away from retail pharmacies to focus on its core business serving institutions, an Omnicare spokesman said Monday.

Customers' prescription records were transferred to Walgreens from the closed locations, including 2600 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore; 11085 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia; 23 Crossroad Drive, Owings Mills; 4000 Old Court Road, Pikesville; and 325 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie.

Cincinnati-based Omnicare had acquired the now shuttered pharmacies as part of a broader acquisition of NeighborCare. Omnicare primarily provides pharmacy services to...