NEW ORLEANS — The city of New Orleans announced Tuesday it is opening a new specialty pharmacy to help alleviate pharmacy shortages in the city.
The new pharmacy will open in the former CVS pharmacy at the corner of Jefferson and Claiborne Streets in the first phase of a $3.3 million project that began last summer.
New Orleans is also opening its first pharmacy in the New Orleans area, and it plans to expand the number of pharmacies in the area as well.
The pharmacy is in the heart of a rapidly gentrifying area with a growing population and a strong business base.
The first phase was completed last year, and the second phase will open this spring, said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
The city is hoping the pharmacy will help patients who need medication or other supplies to avoid a run on pharmacies, which can lead to a shortage of medicines.