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Austin-based drug chain acquires seven small town stores

The Post Bulletin reports Astrup Drug, Inc., is buying six Witt Pharmacy shops in southeast Minnesota and one in Iowa. Astrup Drug already operates 11 Sterling Drug stores and Smart Pharmacies.
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The Post Bulletin reports Astrup Drug, Inc., is buying six Witt Pharmacy shops in southeast Minnesota and one in Iowa. Astrup Drug already operates 11 Sterling Drug stores and Smart Pharmacies.

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