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2 Kern Medical outpatient pharmacies to stay open for now

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Kern Medical

Kern Medical will continue operating its two outpatient retail pharmacies for now, the health care system announced Tuesday.

It had previously said the two locations would shutter March 31 because of changes in the state's reimbursement for Medi-Cal pharmacy prescriptions that provide funds to operate the pharmacies.

But the state on Feb. 17 said it was delaying the changes to evaluate what Kern Medical called "the unexpected purchase of its pharmacy vendor."