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Posted: January 7, 2013

Gene Layman stops for a portrait at Harrisonburg Pharmacy on Reservoir Street on Friday. Layman’s store opened in 1987 as part of Brown’s Pharmacies. It became Harrisonburg Pharmacy in 1998. Layman is now shutting the doors of the store that he opened 25 years ago and turning his pharmacy business over to Medicap Pharmacy. (Photos by Holly Marcus / Special to the DN-R)
Layman (right) stands behind the counter at his Harrisonburg store. After over 40 years as a pharmacist he is set to retire, though he plans to continue to work as a pharmacist for Medicap a couple of days a week.
Gene Layman is shutting the doors of the Harrisonburg Pharmacy that he opened 25 years ago on Reservoir Street. Layman said that with so many technological and regulatory changes coming to the industry, it’s time for him to retire.

HARRISONBURG — Gene Layman’s something of an old-school kind of pharmacist.


You’d have to understand that in order to fully appreciate the joke he made in response to a woman asking him…

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