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Walgreens Sued in 2013 Over Claims of Overcharging; in 2012 for Unlawful Disposal of Hazardous Waste and Patient Records

submitted on August 28, 2013 by HouTex in "Stores / Merchants"
If you shop at Walgreens, you should check your receipt carefully to make sure you paid the true advertised prices. I know it has happened to me in Texas. I complained to a regional office about it but no action was taken to stop the practice and I just stopped shopping there (except for free photo offers Mr Green ).
The Missouri Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Walgreen Co. accusing the nation's largest pharmacy chain of overcharging customers and using deceptive display advertising and pricing schemes. The suit seeks an injunction forcing the Chicago-based chain to stop the allegedly deceptive practices.

The company settled pricing practice lawsuits with California and Wisconsin earlier this year. In January, Walgreen agreed to pay more than $1.4 million in civil penalties and to establish a price guarantee program in California after four Bay Area counties sued over price discrepancies. And in March, the company paid nearly $30,000 to settle claims that it scanned inaccurate prices and didn't post refund notices at stores in Wisconsin.

Last year, Walgreens agreed to pay $16.57 million in California to settle a lawsuit alleging that more than 600 locations in that state had unlawfully disposed of hazardous materials, as well as customer records containing confidential medical information. Eeek

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    Posted by 2kidsnuts on August 28, 2013
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    Doesn't surprise me the lawsuit was is Ca.,as many laws as they have.
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    Posted by Robert on August 29, 2013
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    What I hate about Walgreens' pricing, if something is 2/3.00 you can buy 1 and it will be maybe 1.79. It used to be against federal trade commission's rules to price like that (instead of 1.50 in this case) I don't mind if I need 2 but some things you just don't use that much of.
    • YanBz
      Posted by YanBz on August 30, 2013 [reply] 0 0
      I have a very different story about that pricing. When I shop at Jewel Osco I hate when they price something as 2/3.00, it makes me think I have to buy two to get the price. Each time I literally have to make an effort to remind myself that I can buy just one and get it for 1.50

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