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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    I didn't look at every post to get a feel for the political make up of the cold hearted "people" who voted they think if the young lady had died that was fine because profit comes before life.

    I'm not even going to speculate on whether those who prefer to vote on the side of death are Liberals or Conservatives.

    I just have to say no person with an ounce a decency or who is a Christian would ever agree with this despicable, low life action on the part of the CVS idiot.

    If there is any justice it should cost this jerk employee there pay check for ever. I would suggest that anyone with that once of decency should complain to CVS until they fire this "person."

    If this gets enough negative press the job loss is a sure thing and a law suit for physical and mental stress may come.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    You guys are making a lot of snap judgments without much real information to go on.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    The only reason I put "I don't know" is because of the way the question is worded. Reading the article, it seems like the CVS chain hasn't actually said if the pharmacist/clerk was right or wrong in their opinion, only that they are looking into it.

    The pharmacist/clerk was definitely wrong. The guy was offering him everything in his possession to show that the store would get the money back. Besides that, even if he didn't have any way to pay for it, it most certainly would have just been good for business, if nothing else, for one of the employees to offer to pay the difference. I know that if I would have been a customer in the store, I would have paid for it for her myself and never shopped there again. Now, not only has this guy caused his own store bad publicity, but it will also cause CVSs in general to get bad publicity. And if the person/people involved with this situation are not punished and/or CVS doesn't at least denounce the inaction as wrong, this will most likely hurt their profit margin. In this economy, considering the vast amount of competition that all pharmacies face, it doesn't seem like a very good time to look like a place that only cares about profits. Especially bad position to take when your main business is supposed to be helping people with medical problems and, at least some of your employees take an oath to ensure that people's health is their number one priority.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    For crying out loud... if someone seems to be having a medical crisis, can't you pitch in a single dollar? I would've.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    I just read the article. If she was having a medical crisis, the appropriate action would have been to immediately call 911. In a medical crisis, the appropriate level of care would be medical attention from a medical professional, not a pharmacist.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    I am not at all convinced money was the issue.
    I've gone to the ER twice with terrible kidney infections, screaming and crying and puking my guts out with pain; they won't give me morphine until they've run all kinds of tests on me to ensure that I do, in fact, have a kidney infection. No amount of money (or lack thereof) would change that. It's hospital policy. Apparently junkies have learned to fake kidney infections very effectively, in order to gain access to that IV drip of morphine.
    Prescription drugs are not just handed out willy-nilly, even if someone appears to actually be ill. You'd probably also find that neither CVS nor any other reputable pharmacy would sell this woman and her boyfriend a ten-pack of points without a prescription, even if she claimed to be slipping into a diabetic coma.

    The law mandates that prescription drugs be dispensed only with a prescription.
    If I were a clerk, I would not disregard that law, no matter how convincingly ill someone seemed. Rather, I would call an ambulance.
    If you give them a prescription med without a prescription and they die, you could be tried for murder, on top of numerous other charges.
    That's not a risk I'd take for a stranger, not for any amount of money.
    They can wait for the damned ambulance.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I am not at all convinced money was the issue.
    I've gone to the ER twice with terrible kidney infections, screaming and crying and puking my guts out with pain; they won't give me morphine until they've run all kinds of tests on me to ensure that I do, in fact, have a kidney infection. No amount of money (or lack thereof) would change that. It's hospital policy. Apparently junkies have learned to fake kidney infections very effectively, in order to gain access to that IV drip of morphine.
    Prescription drugs are not just handed out willy-nilly, even if someone appears to actually be ill. You'd probably also find that neither CVS nor any other reputable pharmacy would sell this woman and her boyfriend a ten-pack of points without a prescription, even if she claimed to be slipping into a diabetic coma.

    The law mandates that prescription drugs be dispensed only with a prescription.
    If I were a clerk, I would not disregard that law, no matter how convincingly ill someone seemed. Rather, I would call an ambulance.
    If you give them a prescription med without a prescription and they die, you could be tried for murder, on top of numerous other charges.
    That's not a risk I'd take for a stranger, not for any amount of money.
    They can wait for the damned ambulance.
    The only reason that I don't think the issue was proving that she had a prescription was because the medicine had been rung up already, according to the article. The article could be misleading entirely, and that would certainly change my opinion, but they wouldn't have rung it up at all without a verified prescription. Nowdays, prescriptions are really easy to verify, even if the person normally uses a different pharmacy to fill their prescription.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Nobody died. The paramedics were called, which is what they should have done. Things worked the way they're supposed to.
    What if somebody does die... should the capitalistic system protect this behaviour in all cases?

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    You know - I am lost, though - on the scope of time.

    he states that
    "I said 'Can you just give her the pump. She's on the floor wheezing... I didn't know if an ambulance would get there on time. He said there was nothing he could do for me."
    But then it states that:
    Thinking quickly, the boyfriend contacted a friend who is also a paramedic. "He did have an inhaler. She used two pumps, waited a little while," the boyfriend says. "She started to come through a little quicker than if she didn't have it."
    If they didn't think she was actually going to survive her asthma attack (while waiting for an ambulanc)
    Then why did he HAVE the time to *call* a friend and *have the friend* drive and provide her an inhaler?
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Patriot was condemning the woman in this incident for being irreponsible by not bringing her medicine, so Glinda was pointing out how CVS has been irresponsible in the past.
    Okay. But what did CVS do that irresponsible in this case? Not provide medicine to someone who couldn't afford it? That's not being irresponsible, because it isn't CVS' responsibility to provide medicine to people who can't afford it. It's CVS' responsibility to provide people with medicine who can afford it.

    So those links still have no bearing on this issue since they did nothing illegal.

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