Rite Aid will close its Haverhill location

HAVERHILL — Rite Aid will close its Haverhill location on Sept. 10. News of the closing was first reported Sunday on Facebook by pharmacy manager David Wood. In a post to the Haverhill, NH Discussions group, Wood wrote, “It is my sad duty to announce that the Rite Aid in Woodsville will be closing its doors permanently. Our last day open to the public will be Sunday, September 10. After that, all phone calls to the store will be routed to our Littleton, NH location and prescriptions can be filled there or may be transferred to a pharmacy of your choice. I am told that all associates will be offered other positions within the company. The company is $3.3 billion in debt and the its stock has lost 90 percent of its value in the last year. Rite Aid is expected to file for bankruptcy after it was sued by the U.S. government for allegedly filing unlawful opioid prescriptions. The company is expected to close more than 400 stores as part of the bankruptcy plan.