NY to sue chain pharmacies over expir...

NY to sue chain pharmacies over expired goods

There are 4 comments on the AMNY story from Jun 24, 2008, titled NY to sue chain pharmacies over expired goods. In it, AMNY reports that:

New York will sue CVS and Rite Aid pharmacies for selling expired food, medicine and baby formula even after warnings from state officials.

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The Tinman

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Jun 24, 2008
Good. You have to hit these companies where it really hurts, in their pocket books.


#2 Jun 28, 2008
I work at a CVS as a shift supervisor and I can tell you exactly why there are outdated items on the shelves. Corporate refuses to give the store managers the budget they need to adequately run their stores.
When you work at CVS as a manager you do it all.. You stock the shelves and coolers, unload the trucks and put away the items, do the plan-o-grams, run the register, help out in pharmacy and photo, and handle customer disputes.. many times juggling one thing to do another.
Corporate wants 100% from their employees, and yet they fail to realize that without sufficient help there are going to be many errors made at store level.
Technically, items should be checked thoroughly on a weekly basis.. but overworked and underpaid employees can only do so much to meet corporates unreasonable demands on a daily basis.
Believe me..it is the store managers and the employees who are taking the rap for this one.. when it is really the fault of those who sit in their ivory towers and expect the peasants to jump at their commands.
My suggestion is that corporate should hire a special group of employees whose only task is to come in on a weekly basis and check for outdates.
Last to be informed

Glens Falls, NY

#3 Jun 29, 2008
Silverleaf, I hear what you're saying, but in college I worked at a drug store, Kinney Drugs, in Northern NY. Our job was to check for dates as well as stock shelves and make sure everything lined up nice and pretty... and run the register, and help customers find things, and do a million other things at once. It wasn't hard.

When things expired, they were put in a bin and put in the back room. There's no way anything would have been sold that was that expired, especially food and/or baby formula, if the employees were doing their job.
miz roz

United States

#4 Aug 10, 2009
Please, please tell me what you were smokin'

.......assuming of course, Kinney is a 2000' store with a $400K front store inventory and manned by a shift of 5 young people.

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