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CVS fined $75 million for selling cold meds | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 9 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Oct 15, 2010, titled CVS fined $75 million for selling cold meds | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

CVS/Pharmacy will pay a record $75million to settle a case brought by federal prosecutors accusing the drugstore giant of not doing enough to safeguard the sale of cold medicines used to produce methamphetamine.

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Chillicothe, OH

#1 Oct 15, 2010
Too much of big brother. Government has too much power.

Columbus, OH

#2 Oct 15, 2010
addicts don't like government regulations on controlled substances.

United States

#3 Oct 15, 2010
"Meth Epidemic Act..."

Are you kidding me?

This "Act" is why I can't go to the store at 11PM and buy my preferred allergy medications if the Pharmacy is closed (the store is always open; the pharmacy is always closed after 7-8pm). Finding my preferred meds is more complicated than ever because "we have to protect the drug addicts."

United States

#4 Oct 15, 2010
Drug wrote:
addicts don't like government regulations on controlled substances.
yeah but the dealers LOVE govt regulations. The war on Drugs has made a lot of dealers "Kennedy Riche" over the last 20-30 years.
Right Wing Lunatic

Garden City, NY

#5 Oct 15, 2010
If people want to kill themselves, let them. Why should everyone have to jump through hoops when in need of a decongestant. Meth makers and addicts are already learning how to get around this regulation, anyway. When I buy nail polish remover at Wal-Mart, the cashier wants to see my ID, which is assinine. If someone is stupid enough to drink that stuff, let them. What value could someone like that have in society, anyway?
Right Wing Lunatic

Garden City, NY

#6 Oct 15, 2010
Can I still buy Rolaids without showing my ID and signing a special form? Do I need a prescription for aspirin? For crying out loud!

Zanesville, OH

#7 Oct 15, 2010
WOW - Another great example of the DEA at their finest..........
were there any deaths involved from these sales??? I wonder - if so - are these pharmacist being shut down, screwed over, and "marked" as guilty until they can prove themselves innocent. Oh wait - NO - CVS is paying out the ass for this. That is all it takes!!
BUT - Let's look at Eugene Fletcher and East Main Street Pharmacy in Columbus,OH. Small, independent. Did nothing wrong - though, the DEA is trying to destroy his life..........FOR MERELY DOING HIS JOB.
What a country - if you can pay them off --- do it!
the truth is a whackjob

New York, NY

#8 Oct 16, 2010
the truth from Newark is not going to like this. Where is he going to get all of his ingrediants?
Someone inside

United States

#9 Feb 27, 2011
This shows that cvs clearly is all about how much money they can make and they do not care
How they make it. And to try to replenish what they had to pay out in fines what does CVS Do?
They lay off 900 full time good loyal employees making a good earned tenured rate so that they can stop
Paying for their health benefits to save money.
They then hire these $8.00 part time people that have no reason to be dealing with customers
And have no sense of urgency other than to answer their text messages on the sales floor than to help customers like their long time employees would have.
I'm on of the people who was laid off and I can honestly say this company clearly thinks about their deposit accounts more than taking care and doing the right things for their loyal customers and employees.
Try dealing with their new time saving self checkouts and the people supervising them
You'll quickly use a different pharmacy after dealing with it. It's meant to put up this facade of getting customers out quickly and making it easier when it is all just a smoke show to make customers ring and bag their own purchases while CVS cuts their payroll by now cutting cashiers and other important employes that did their job very well.
Look around next time you go in it's a ghost town with no help in sight.
This comment is in rebuttal to how cvs is handling the loss of their $75m in fines
While it is sad what the gov is doing lately their only hurting the public working force by not thinking five steps ahead and what they do that day In a decision to what a company does to balance their books.

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