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Letter: Pharmacy ownership law outdated; measure needs yes vote

North Dakota's pharmacy ownership law is outdated and needs to be changed. As a growing state, we deserve the services and conveniences found everywhere else in the U.S.

North Dakota’s pharmacy ownership law is outdated and needs to be changed. As a growing state, we deserve the services and conveniences found everywhere else in the U.S. 
Competition makes business better and provides more options for consumers. As a consumer, I want the ability to choose where I buy my prescription drugs and I want to know that the price I’m charged is reasonable. Right now, that isn’t the case in North Dakota but we have a chance to change that. 
The pharmacy measure on the November ballot opens up North Dakota to allow pharmacies in major retailers. There are more people here than ever before and we simply need more pharmacies to accommodate for that. North Dakotans have been working for decades to build a diverse and vibrant economy so our young people will choose to stay here. 
Health care services go right along with that and I don’t want to see some law created more than 50 years ago stifle our progress.
I encourage everyone to vote yes on the pharmacy measure.

Kyle Handegard,
West Fargo 

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