Third generation pharmacist Dr. Paige Thomas Houston uses a calculator as she works at her small business, Thomas Drug Store, in Dunn, NC on Jan. 20, 2016. Many small independently-owned drug stores like hers struggle financially without regulation in the industry to ensure benefit management firms are appropriately reimbursing pharmacies for the drugs they dispense.
Third generation pharmacist Dr. Paige Thomas Houston uses a calculator as she works at her small business, Thomas Drug Store, in Dunn, NC on Jan. 20, 2016. Many small independently-owned drug stores like hers struggle financially without regulation in the industry to ensure benefit management firms are appropriately reimbursing pharmacies for the drugs they dispense. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Third generation pharmacist Dr. Paige Thomas Houston uses a calculator as she works at her small business, Thomas Drug Store, in Dunn, NC on Jan. 20, 2016. Many small independently-owned drug stores like hers struggle financially without regulation in the industry to ensure benefit management firms are appropriately reimbursing pharmacies for the drugs they dispense. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

Small drugstores look for help from proposed new pharmacy rule

January 30, 2016 09:00 AM