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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Was it the counter help up front they were pestering, or the pharmacists back in the pharmacy area?
    That would make a difference in my opinion as to whether or not the employees did anything wrong.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Was it the counter help up front they were pestering, or the pharmacists back in the pharmacy area?
    That would make a difference in my opinion as to whether or not the employees did anything wrong.
    I would assume it was the pharmacists, because you need a prescription to get an inhaler like that.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    I'm not qualified to judge the employee... neither are most of you.

    I know that if it were 'me' behind the counter, I'd have simply given her the damned inhaler and worried about payment later. If I got fired, then so be it. My job is not worth someones life.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    I can judge the employee because I am a tech He should have given it to her and explained why his drawer was $1 short, or maybe took $1 from his own money and put it in there. I'm also an asthmatic who has had severe asthma attacks. They can be fatal (and in my case I was tested and do have fatal asthma), it's important to have a rescue inhaler. Prolonging of the attack can lead to tearing of lung tissue (which is PAINFUL!!!) and lung scarring. It's against the pharmacists oath to let someone's life go in jeopardy over $1. Although to the techs defense, sometimes the corporations are extremely stiff and literally only care about profit. My pharmacy is in a grocery store, so we can't control certain things. The store cuts out hours to make more money during the busiest season of the year... Regardless, what happened at CVS was wrong.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I'm not qualified to judge the employee... neither are most of you.
    How do you figure?

    I've worked my fair share of corporate registers, and I know full well the kind of people who typically operate them.

    This didn't surprise me in the least.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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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.
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    People should learn to care for themselves.
    The paramedics cost was far greater than $20....probably $2000, and guess who pays this....
    Also, there is individual responsibility, if her illness was so bad that she could die...then the emergency devices should have been with her..
    Did anyone say health care reform/improvement ?
    Has even the first step been taken ?
    As I say, this whole thing stinks.
    We need far better politicians, ones who care and are willing to work.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Oh, here we go -- it's not enough for the clerk to refuse her the inhaler over a single (practically worthless) dollar, now we have to deny her emergency care, too!

    Yeah, let's just let her die, gasping in the street.

    While we're at it, let's disband police forces nationwide. People should, after all, take responsibility for defending themselves, their loved ones and their property.

    What a joke.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I would say its a matter of principal and that CVS did the right thing. They would be setting a precedent that they do not want if they gave the woman a discount merely because she forgot to carry her own inhaler. So CVS did the right thing. If you are starving does that entitle you a discount at a grocery store or McDonalds?

    That said if I was the clerk I might have helped out with a dollar if I believed the individual was suffering from a asthma attack.
    Our nation will be far better with some compassion from all.
    All includes all, CVS, the manager, our government.
    People can live and die, clinging on the "right thing"...
    Evidently, some prefer to die.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    If other people were in the store, what does it say about them to not come up with a dollar. Why no mention, yet CVS is being looked at by some as wrong. Technically CVS was within their rights. I would have liked to see some person step up and help.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    If there were other people there, I'd agree, but that shouldn't alleviate CVS from the bad press it's going to have to swallow for this.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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