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Big pharmacies knock on door of oil-rich North Dakota

, Sept 4 (Reuters) – North Dakota’s oil boom
has fueled a construction bonanza for new supermarkets,
restaurants and clothing stores. But try finding a Rite Aid,
Walgreens or other national pharmacy chain in the state, the
fastest-growing economy in the nation, and you’ll be largely out
of luck.

That could all change with a controversial Nov. 4 ballot
initiative in which voters will get to decide for the first time
whether to abolish a 1963 state law designed to protect small
businesses. The law requires North Dakota pharmacies to be owned
by local pharmacists or run by hospitals with a local pharmacist
on staff.

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