Small Pennsylvania pharmacy chain closing after 141 years

Lancaster

EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) – A small family-owned pharmacy chain is closing its five central Pennsylvania stores after a 141-year run.

Royer Pharmacy in Lancaster County calls itself one of the oldest continuously operating independent pharmacies in the nation.

It’s been operated by two families since a young pharmacist named George Royer bought the business in 1879.

Company officials cited the age of the owners and decreasing insurance reimbursements that made it difficult to remain in business.

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