May 21, 2009

Cure CVS Releases Report, Slams CVS Drugstores

Don't you hate it when you get to the counter at the drug store and the items on your receipt total more than the items on the shelves? If the Dymatapp Children's syrup is advertised at $3.25, it shouldnt ring up at $12.49, right?

If you are a bit confused by something like that, then you get a taste of what it feels like to be a CVS customer.

The Boston Globe is reporting on Change to Win's Cure CVS campaign, which held rallies in 9 states across the country today to protest CVS's pricing inaccuracies and the sale of expired goods.

Goods like children's medicine and baby formula.

Nice job.

Cure CVS has been taking a closer look at some of CVS's business practices. In the report they just released, CVS Still Selling Expired Goods and Violating Health Codes at Stores Across the Country: A warning to consumers and a call to action (click here to see the full report) they outline specifically the practice of selling items past their expiration date.

From the report:
  • More than half of the CVS stores surveyed in the Metro Chicago are had expired products for sale including milk that was three weeks past its sell-by date.
  • 69 percent of CVS stores surveyed in Metro Atlanta had some expired products on their shelves including CVS-brand medication more than two years past its sell-by date.
  • Over 40% of CVS stores surveyed in the Houston Metro area stocked expired infant formula.
Cure CVS is hoping to build on the cross-country support it already has. Please take a minute to sign their petition.