DeVille Pharmacies Closing After Decades of Serving the Community

"It has been our privilege serving the people of Dillsboro, Rising Sun, and the surrounding area for many years," said Camille DeVille Boyken.

(Dillsboro, Ind.) – DeVille Pharmacies in Dillsboro and Rising Sun have been sold to CVS Pharmacy in Aurora.

Owner Camille DeVille Boyken made an official announcement on Wednesday.

It was a decision that did not come lightly considering DeVille Pharmacies has been a pillar of the Dillsboro community for over 40 years, and Rising Sun for the last 11 years.

“It was really hard,” said Boyken. “We hate to leave the communities and the customers that we’ve been serving. There not just customers, they’ve become family after this many years, and it was very hard. The insurance companies just continue to reimburse less and less and it’s gotten to where they are reimbursing less than what we are actually paying for the medications. That just isn’t sustainable.”

Both locations will remain open until Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m.

From there, all prescriptions will be transferred to CVS in Aurora. After February 15, customers will need to call CVS Pharmacy in Aurora to get their prescriptions filled. Those who choose to go a different route will need to have their new pharmacy call CVS to transfer your prescription.

Boyken expects to be “pretty busy” leading up to closing the doors next Wednesday.

“We have lots of people trying to get last minute prescriptions so they can get them filled here one more time with us. That gives them time to make a decision about what they want to do with their prescriptions,” she said.

In addition, all items in the front end of the store have been marked down to try and sell out. Cards are buy one get one free, and most other items are at least 20 percent off.

Moving forward, Boyken will start working at CVS in Aurora on February 20. Other DeVille Pharmacy employees have been interviewed and may also be moving to CVS.

As far as the empty spaces go in Dillsboro and Rising Sun, there will be no businesses going back in the current buildings at this time. However, the City of Rising Sun issued a statement saying, “we’ll be working with Rising Sun Ohio County First to explore potential new uses for the building, with the hope of attracting another pharmacy to our community.”

“This was not a decision that was made lightly,” said Boyken “It was fought long and hard over. We hate to leave them but we hope that they will continue to come and see us at CVS in Aurora. We’ll still be around and involved in the community. I told some of my patients they might actually see me out and about more because I will have a little more free time than when I do trying to work and run a business.”

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