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Paintsville pharmacy school hits a dead end

The University of Charleston has backed out of a deal with Midway College to operate a pharmacy school in Paintsville, leaving the fate of the school in doubt.

Midway had originally planned to open a pharmacy school in Paintsville, announcing in January 2010 that the school would be open by the fall of 2011. Trouble obtaining accreditation, however, led Midway to reach out to Charleston about opening a branch of that school’s pharmacy program.

The two schools signed a non-binding agreement December 28, laying out their mutual intent to explore the feasibility of the program. On Friday, however, Charleston announced it was abandoning the idea after weighing the costs and benefits for four months. Officials in Paintsville see the announcement as the end of the road for the program.

Filed under: Johnson Co. | West Virginia | Health care | Schools


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