Marfa Meds won't close down even with presence of big pharmacy

Marfa Meds won't close down even with presence of big pharmacy
Marfa Meds sign (Source: KWES)

MARFA, TX (KWES) - If you lived in Marfa before Marfa Meds, you probably remember how hard it was to get your prescription medications, which is probably why almost 100 of Marfa residents signed a petition to keep them around.

The company has been serving the community for a short period of time. But that doesn't mean it hasn't built a stout and loyal customer base.

That's why when a new pharmacy, one the state board of pharmaceuticals labels as "class A" came to town early this year, customers began to worry.

The board, however, didn't let that sit for long.

"The board has tentatively ruled that if this class H was established prior to "A" opening, the class H can continue operating," said Jerry Johnson, pharmacy coordinator.

Johnson, who lives in Alpine, says seeing his friends and customers happy again, was a good feeling when the news was announced.

"We serve a real need in Marfa," said Johnson "A lot of our customers don't really have the time or capability to travel back and forth to Alpine to pick them up and this is a free service that their tax dollars pay for."

The board tentatively voted on August 3 but it's not official until December. 

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