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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    It isn't any different because the whole reason why the woman suffering an asthma attack and dying is denied medicine because she cannot afford it by the margin of a dollar. So she is being denied treatment because of lack of affordability. It doesn't matter what the margin is - the reason is the reason. And you didn't answer any of the questions I asked in that post.
    I thought I answered your questions in another post.. I don't really think it should automatically be a political issue. It's a business issue and an industry issue at the moment, and the industry better address for PR matters and for their own matters. If they can reasonably write an ethics code, there shouldn't be any reason to enforce regulations or laws on them. This is ridiculous and it should not have happened. But sometimes somebody does something really really stupid, so a company has to tell the other workers what to do in case of _____ the next time.

    This isn't an issue of affordability.. The woman could afford the medicine, she didn't have the cash on her at the time. This is a crisis situation. A healthy woman is going to suddenly die in front of you unless you give her her medicine.

    That is not the same as somebody potentiality dying of untreated cancer in hospice because they couldn't afford timely cancer treatment.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Okay. And what, exactly, kind of legislation do you propose be enacted should this type of behavior persist?
    That question is stupid to me.. because government legislation can't effectively address this situation anyway.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    It was wrong for her not to get the medicine over a dollar. I agree with the sentiment that it falls on the clerk at the time.
    Morally he should have;
    Taken the $20 and given her the medicine and put the money in the drawer when they returned.
    If they didn't return, the clerk should have paid it themselves.
    If the clerk didn't have a buck he should have borrowed it from someone to put in the cash drawer.
    If the clerk couldn't come up with a buck they should have let the drawer be short.
    If CVS made an issue out of it they should explain the situation.
    If it was still an issue, they should have called CVS a bastard and quit. because they would be just that.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    I'm not sure but I think that the company could be held responsible for criminal neglect if the woman were to have died due to being denied a medical supply.

    Regardless of the legal aspect, it is disgusting that people are arguing that profits are more moral than our obligations to each other as humans. It's truly pathetic that greed has become a virtue to base arguments upon.
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    Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me....... How we treat the least among us speaks volumes of us as a society. The fact that people hold a dollar of greater moralistic value than relieving human suffering also speaks volumes.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogger807 View Post
    Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me....... How we treat the least among us speaks volumes of us as a society. The fact that people hold a dollar of greater moralistic value than relieving human suffering also speaks volumes.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    That question is stupid to me.. because government legislation can't effectively address this situation anyway.
    So you want to punish the clerk even though she did nothing illegal and you admit that no legislation would cover the situation anyway and it is through such laws that we address such things?

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogger807 View Post
    I'm not sure but I think that the company could be held responsible for criminal neglect if the woman were to have died due to being denied a medical supply.

    Regardless of the legal aspect, it is disgusting that people are arguing that profits are more moral than our obligations to each other as humans. It's truly pathetic that greed has become a virtue to base arguments upon.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogger807 View Post
    Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me....... How we treat the least among us speaks volumes of us as a society. The fact that people hold a dollar of greater moralistic value than relieving human suffering also speaks volumes.
    Do you support the nationalization of health care to ensure that profits have nothing to do with medicine? So do you support the more unionization of labor in order to guarantee safe working conditions in all industries? Do you support the doling out of housing and shelter despite people's ability to pay? How about instead of having supermarkets we have the government run them and everybody is given a food card to ensure they have enough to eat. How much of that do you support, and how often do you vote that way?

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    It was wrong for her not to get the medicine over a dollar. I agree with the sentiment that it falls on the clerk at the time.
    Morally he should have;
    Taken the $20 and given her the medicine and put the money in the drawer when they returned.
    If they didn't return, the clerk should have paid it themselves.
    If the clerk didn't have a buck he should have borrowed it from someone to put in the cash drawer.
    If the clerk couldn't come up with a buck they should have let the drawer be short.
    If CVS made an issue out of it they should explain the situation.
    If it was still an issue, they should have called CVS a bastard and quit. because they would be just that.
    If we have a clerk/manager at the register, then I would agree.
    The main thing is to accomplish some positive.
    But if a doctor's prescription was required for this medical device and she had none and the store had no records nor access...then many things are wrong, in the meantime she may be dieing, so the life must be saved, or at least a valiant effort given.
    People need better medical emergency training.
    And why doesn't CVS seem to have a manager ?
    Or is this just more sloppy media reporting?

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patria Antiqua View Post
    I would've just told the cashier to toss off and stolen the damn thing.

    Exigent circumstances, anyone?
    Amazing.
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