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Charts: How North Dakota’s Pharmacy Ownership Law Benefits the State

| Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Oct 20, 2014 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at



Thanks in large part to its Pharmacy Ownership Law, North Dakota outperforms neighboring states and the U.S. as whole on every key measure of pharmacy care.  For more details on the law and its impact, see our 2014 report, North Dakota’s Pharmacy Ownership Law: Ensuring Access, Competitive Prices, and Quality Care.

Chart: State Ranking of Prescription PricesChart: Change in Average Prescription Prices, 2010-2014

Chart: Number of Pharmacies Per 10,000 PeopleChart: Share of Census Tracks Served By PharmaciesChart: Share of Older Population Census Tracks Served By PharmaciesChart: Economic Impact of North Dakota Pharmacies

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Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and directs its Community-Scaled Economy Initiative, which produces research and analysis, and partners with a range of allies to design and implement policies that curb economic consolidation and strengthen community-rooted enterprise.  She is the author of Big-Box Swindle and also produces a popular monthly newsletter, the Hometown Advantage Bulletin.  Connect with her on twitter and catch her TEDx Talk: Why We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy. More

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