It is possible that ‘Pharmageddon’ could close pharmacies as protest spreads. Pharmageddon is a term used to describe the closure of pharmacies due to changing market forces, often caused by competitive pressures from larger entities such as supermarkets, online drugstores, and corporate chains. One of the issues driving the Pharmageddon protests is the dramatic decrease in the number of independent pharmacies throughout the United States. These pharmacies are often closing due to an inability to compete financially with larger entities, or due to requirements to switch to a more profitable business model. Pharmacy protest groups have been created in an effort to bring attention to the plight of independent pharmacies, and to call for public policy reforms that would help them remain competitive. As more independent pharmacies close, it is possible that the protests will become more widespread, which could lead to some pharmacies closing.