Save Mart

The pharmacy at Save Mart on Mono Way in Sonora has come under fire by patients and medical professionals for being unable to fill prescriptions for certain pain and anxiety medications that are considered controlled substances.

The Save Mart store on Mono Way in Sonora will soon permanently close its pharmacy doors as part of the supermarket chain’s recently announced plans to move all of its pharmacy services to Walgreens.

Victoria Castro, spokeswoman for The Save Mart Companies, confirmed the transition to The Union Democrat on Friday. She said it was “completely unrelated” to a recent audit at the Sonora store’s pharmacy because of the high volume of controlled substances it was filling.