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13 Tulsa Metro Drug Stores To Close Due To Walgreens Buyout

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Workers were notified that seven pharmacies in Tulsa are getting the ax, as well as two in Bixby and Broken Arrow and one in Jenks and Claremore. Workers were notified that seven pharmacies in Tulsa are getting the ax, as well as two in Bixby and Broken Arrow and one in Jenks and Claremore.
Walgreens is in the process of buying USA Drug. Walgreens is in the process of buying USA Drug.
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More than a dozen Drug Warehouse, May's and Med-X Drug stores are closing, which means some Tulsa jobs are going to be on the chopping block.

Walgreens is in the process of buying these drug stores' parent company, which is USA Drug.

When that deal goes through, 13 stores around the Tulsa Metro will shut down.

Monday was a tough day to be an employee or customer at any of several Drug Warehouses, May's and Med-X Drug stores across Green Country.

Workers were notified that seven pharmacies in Tulsa are getting the ax, as well as two in Bixby and Broken Arrow and one in Jenks and Claremore.

"That's terrible. That's what happens when companies buy out other companies and consolidate. That's the way it goes," said customer Lia McMahon.

This comes after Walgreens started the process of buying USA Drug, which owns these pharmacies.

7/5/2012 Related Story: Walgreens To Acquire USA Drug Pharmacy Chain In Oklahoma

News On 6 has received tips from several employees, who say they will lose their jobs once the stores close.

A Walgreens spokesperson said he does not have the exact number of jobs that will get cut.

One factor that was considered when deciding which stores would shut down is their proximity to other Walgreens and USA Drug affiliated stores. If you look at this Drug Warehouse on East 31st Street, you'll see it's right across the street from Walgreens.

"I had my prescription over there. I transferred it over here, because I didn't like it over there. It's way too busy. It seems that there are too many people," McMahon said.

Walgreens said after a store is closed, all prescriptions will move to a nearby Walgreens or USA Drug store.

This news doesn't sit well with McMahon, who plans to boycott Walgreens.

"It was a lot nicer experience over here, because it wasn't as busy and the isles are wide. The people are friendly," McMahon said.

The stores are expected to close by November.

Walgreens said nine USA Drug affiliated stores in Tulsa will remain open.

Below is a complete list of which stores will be affected:

May's Drug
3812 East Tuxedo Blvd, Bartlesville

Drug Warehouse
12037 S. Memorial, Bixby

Med-X Drug
15030 S. Memorial, Bixby

Drug Warehouse
1205 East Kenosha, Broken Arrow

Drug Warehouse
2041 West Houston, Broken Arrow

Drug Warehouse
215 North Lynn Riggs, Claremore

Drug Warehouse
714 West Main, Jenks

Drug Warehouse
1001 East Wyandotte, McAlester

May's Drug
1500 North Main, Miami

Med-X Drug
601 N. Broadway, Moore

Drug Warehouse
3202 West Okmulgee, Muskogee

Drug Warehouse
1302 South York, Muskogee

Drug Warehouse
1930 N. Kickapoo Street, Shawnee

Med-X Drug
611 N. Perkins St., Stillwater

Drug Warehouse
3126 South Harvard, Tulsa

Drug Warehouse
11331 East 31st St., Tulsa

May's Drug
10106 S Sheridan, Tulsa

Med-X Drug
6040 S Yale, Tulsa

Med-X Drug
1515 N Harvard, Tulsa

Med-X Drug
5234 N Peoria, Tulsa

Med-X Drug
302 S. Lewis, Tulsa

Med-X Drug
1214 W. Cherokee, Wagoner

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