1 in 3 Neighborhoods in Major U.S. Cities Is a ‘Pharmacy Desert’


Sumary of 1 in 3 Neighborhoods in Major U.S. Cities Is a ‘Pharmacy Desert’:

  • That distance was reduced to ½ mile or more in low-income neighborhoods where at least 100 households had no vehicle, the University of Southern California researchers explained..
  • The researchers analyzed 2007-2015 data on census tracts/neighborhoods in cities with populations of 500,000 or more..
  • “However, limited access to pharmacies disproportionately impacts racial/ethnic minorities — 8.3 million Black and Latino residents of these cities live in deserts,”…

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