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This gem prompts the user for a zip code, and returns a list of the closest location of 3 different retail pharmacy/drugstores (in the US only). The user can then select a location to get more information about it, such as distance, hours, and address.

To appreciate, please suspend some sensible concerns:

  • people don't live at zipcodes, they live at addresses
  • Walgreen's is not on the list because its store finder page is wicked hard for me to scrape.
  • In some zip codes, the closest one or two locations may belong to the same chain of drustores, and this list would not tell you about those.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'pharmacy_finder'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install pharmacy_finder


Simply run bin/pharmacy_finder in your terminal, and follow the prompts. Depending on your $PATH, you may need to run ruby bin/pharmacy_finder.


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

Code of Conduct

Everyone interacting in the PharmacyFinder project’s codebases, issue trackers, chat rooms and mailing lists is expected to follow the code of conduct.