Steven Ross Johnson, Modern Healthcare, October 21
Low-income urban communities are seeing much higher rates of pharmacy closures than other areas, which researchers worry will widen socio-economic health disparities. According to a new analysis, 1 in 8 pharmacies closed between 2009 and 2015. Most of those closures involved independently owned pharmacies and providers located in poorer urban areas.
Nicole Leonard, WNPR, October 22
Stress, anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses affect people of all races, but studies show that black Americans and other ethnic minorities are far less likely to seek treatment, leading to racial disparities in mental health outcomes. Wellness experts in Connecticut said that’s because black residents may face unique barriers to services in addition to problems with stigma, access and cost.