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Central Queens­­­­­town once again has three pharmacies competing for business with the opening of QT Pharmacy in O’Connells Mall. The pharmacy, which opened its doors on Monday, vies for trade with Wilkinsons Pharmacy in The Mall and Queenstown Medical Centre’s pharmacy.

Co-manager and pharmacist Sherif Hanna (above) says after the closure of Bradley’s Pharmacy a couple of years ago, the market’s large enough to handle another in a prime location. Hanna is joined by Invercargill pharmacist John Nikya and six other staff.

QT Pharmacy opens from 9am-9pm daily.