What Is a Closed-Door Pharmacy?

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According to Justia, a closed-door pharmacy is a pharmacy that only offers pharmaceutical care to a select group of patients. These exclusive individuals have access to the pharmacy because they are aligned with or have been treated by a special entity.

Special entities that allow patients access to closed-door pharmacies include infusion companies and health maintenance organizations, according to Justia. Pharmacist e-Link states that some closed-door pharmacies only serve hospice patients, and others only cater to long-term care facilities. Pharmacies that choose to become closed-door pharmacies may be offered special contracts for doing so by manufacturers and may qualify for special savings.