The Gualala Community Pharmacy is losing their pharmacist and licensed pharmacy technician staff. The pharmacy owner has been trying to fill these positions; however, they have been unsuccessful. The Gualala Community Pharmacy will be closing soon.
While the owner continues to search for new staff, they are proposing to fill prescriptions for the Gualala Community Pharmacy through their other location (Mendocino Coast Pharmacy) and deliver them through the former location in Gualala for pick up. However, this is not consistent with current pharmacy law. We are asking our Assemblymember Jim Wood to assist with a waiver request from the California State Board of Pharmacy for this unique circumstance.
Without a pharmacy in Gualala, individuals in the South Coast area will have to travel to Fort Bragg, Guerneville or inland locations, which results in several hours of travel. The Gualala Community Pharmacy is a critical part of our local network for community health.
Please email Assemblymember Jim Wood’s office and request that his office support and help facilitate a waiver request to the California State Board of Pharmacy so that the former Gualala Community Pharmacy location may continue to be a pickup location for patients’ medication. In particular, a waiver related to Section 1713 of California Pharmacy Law.
Emails should be directed to:
Emily Tecchio, Field Representative Assemblymember Jim Wood | District 2
If you prefer to call, the number is 707-463-5770
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