Well, I know Walgreen's now keeps the "real" Sudafed (the kind which features Pseudoephedrine as the active ingredient) behind the counter in the pharmacy.
You can still buy it- I bought some just the other day- but you have to fill out some paperwork and show them your ID.
I think they want to make sure you aren't buying, like, a hundred boxes, or a dozen boxes each from every Walgreens location in the area.
But yeah, I believe most asthma inhalers also contain ephedrine or some derivative of it, or some synthetic form of it. Ephedrine is tweaky all by itself, and I believe it is a component in meth.
2. My choosing not to spend money at CVS has nothing to do with me trying to hurt them in some bizarrely minuscule fashion (seriously, how much money do you think I spend at pharmacies of ANY kind?!?). It has everything to do with protecting myself from, and not contributing to, unscrupulous businesses that harm society as a whole.
3. My choosing not to spend money at CVS has nothing to do with me trying to "make myself feel good." It has everything to do with protecting myself from, and not contributing to, unscrupulous businesses that harm society as a whole.
4. I take it you skipped the article I posted about CVS' huge contribution to today's meth problem.
However, I regularly shop at CVS and this is the kind of thing that will make me think twice about doing so in the future. I as a customer have the power to choose where I do and do not shop and there is usually a Walgreens right across the street from a CVS.
Moderator's Warning: Alright, that's enough of that, everyone needs to chill.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
For example, in an emergency situation collateral can be held until the time that a person can come up with the money. Imagine how much easier this would have been had CVS simply held the customer's driver's liscense until they were able to come back with a dollar. It usually costs about $20 to replace a driver's license so there is no reason to believe that if they owed a few dollars they would not return, and you would even have their address on hand.