Map shows the PHARMACY DESERTS that the PBM industry is creating

you must click on the RED HYPERLINK BELOW to get the map up and displaying. It shows all the pharmacies that have closed over the last DECADE. Clearly demonstrates the PHARMACY DESERTS that the insurance/PBM is causing.

Mapping U.S. Pharmacy Closures


January 2014 to March 2024


Community pharmacies are accessible locations for health and wellness in the United States.

Nearly  90% of people living in the United States live within 5 miles of a pharmacy , and practically  80% of the U.S. population can reach a pharmacy by driving 10 minutes or less . However, when a community pharmacy closes, patient access to essential medications and other health and wellness services like vaccinations could lessen.

Pharmacists and pharmacy corporations may close their pharmacy businesses for many different reasons. But when a pharmacy thrives, local communities can access care that helps them get well and stay well.

“The community pharmacy is a foundational piece of our American health system. We must protect pharmacies from closures for the health and wellness of our communities.”

Lucas A. Berenbrok

Pharmacy closures are a threat to public health. The map below illustrates pharmacy locations that have closed between January 2014 and March 2024. Pharmacy closure dates and addresses were obtained from dataQ ®  a product of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP).

This map progressively displays pharmacy locations that closed between January 2014 and March 2024.

Esri, TomTom, FAO, NOAA, USGS | Esri, US Census Bureau
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Use the play ⏵︎ and pause ⏸︎ buttons to start and stop animation at any time. Pharmacy closures will appear progressively over time. Use the + and – buttons to zoom in and out of areas of interest. Click on location points to explore characteristics of closed pharmacies.


The map shows locations of pharmacies that closed between January 2014 and March 2024. Because pharmacy closures are voluntarily reported to NCPDP by the store, closures not reported to NCPDP do not appear on this map and reported closure dates may not match  dates published by the media . In few cases where pharmacy ownership changed, an active pharmacy may appear as closed on the date previous ownership reported closure to NCPDP. To report a case, email .


Community pharmacies serve as essential access points for health care in the United States. Pharmacy closures threaten population and individual access to medications and other health and wellness services.



One Response

  1. The lies about our medicine closed 2 local pharmacy here,rural wisco,,thus it is happening everywhere,,,good work feds,,keep breaking law 42-1395,,,under the color of law, title 18, usc section 242,,,if that law doesn’t nail exactly what our government did to us AGAINST THE LAW,,,nothing will,,,maryw

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