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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    So what if it was a Mom & Pop pharmacy who didn't sell the girl an inhaler because she lacked a dollar? Would the fact that that Mom & Pop operation never had a problem with the law but still didn't sell the girl the inhaler make the situation okay?

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    So what if it was a Mom & Pop pharmacy who didn't sell the girl an inhaler because she lacked a dollar? Would the fact that that Mom & Pop operation never had a problem with the law but still didn't sell the girl the inhaler make the situation okay?
    That doesn't really make sense. She was pointing out that CVS has a history of bad dealings. How does that relate to your Mom and Pop example?

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    If anything, a statement like this is the most resounding way to prove that conservative ideology is, at its centre, selfish, naive and regressive.

    One could debate all day long about whether the manager ought to have sold her the asthma inhaler, if the debate is about the legality of selling dangerous drugs to unconfirmed sob story tellers.

    But this... Your ideology has twisted you so much that you believe that people ought to be horrible bastards to each other, just because it aligns with your twisted political views.

    I don't understand how to get through to a person who has left logic so far behind as to agree with a statement like, "The woman having the asthma attack was in the wrong -- people needn't help each other."

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    Is there some reason for you to believe Limbaugh would not fork over a dollar? He is actually very charitable with his wealth.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Nobody did anything wrong, but it's very poor customer service. I had a friend who had a similar experience when she lived in Portland. It was just as the worst storm that had hit the area in years came in, she went to K-Mart to buy some candles so she and her son wouldn't have to sit in the dark all night. The power was already out and she tried to write them a check, but they refused to take it because they couldn't verify it. She had been a long-term customer there for years, had written hundreds of checks and never bounced one, but they refused to take it so she ended up in the dark.

    To this day, she still won't shop at K-Mart. For a minor inconvenience, they've probably lost thousands of potential dollars over the years.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I think it draws the distinction between a corporation and a Mom and Pop outfit. A Mom and Pop outfit would have waived the dollar.
    Just to add to that. I went in to my small pharmacist shop this morning to get my kid some antibiotics and their registers were down. So they gave me the medicine and told me to pay tomorrow

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    I think the clerk was wrong for not selling the inhaler. However, if her life were really in danger, I am surprised that no one thought of calling 911. They would have been there in a flash. Very strange.


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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I don't see anything wrong with what happened.

    CVS is a business, not a public service. They operate on profit. And even though they offered surety, they cannot be compelled to accept it.

    So boyfriend called the paramedics, a public service that doesn't worry about profit because it's paid for in tax dollars. They arrive to the scene and gave her the medication that she needed.

    Everything worked out as it's supposed to.

    If we're going to have a capitalistic society don't be surprised when businesses act capitalistic.
    Shame on you sir.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    In a legal sense, CVS had no obligation to sell them anything if they don't have the money to cover the full price. So I'd say legally speaking, they were within their rights. Morally speaking it's a completely different story. Placing a literal dollar ahead of another person's life is as cold and heartless as it gets. I'm shocked one of the employees didn't just offer up the missing buck, or at least accept the cell phone as collateral.

    And lastly, to those saying the woman is responsible for keeping an inhaler on her, yes you are right. That is her responsibility and no one else's, but is too much to ask for or even expect a little human compassion now and then?
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader
    Profitability has ZERO business being placed before human survival.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    And lastly, to those saying the woman is responsible for keeping an inhaler on her, yes you are right. That is her responsibility and no one else's, but is too much to ask for or even expect a little human compassion now and then?
    I agree she was responsible and I would look at this situation far differently if she made a habit of this sort of thing. However, even the best of us are going to have a brainfart from time to time. Nobody deserves to possibly die because of it. Its inhuman.

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