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(KTVU Bay Area News)   Walgreens blamed for San Francisco opioid crisis, creating shoplifting predicament, and car burglary plague. CVS quietly lengthens receipts hoping for similar publicity   (ktvu.com) divider line
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2022-08-11 1:48:55 AM  
As we have said throughout this process, we never manufactured or marketed opioids,

I don't think any pharmacy does so weak sauce argument there.
 
2022-08-11 1:50:00 AM  
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2022-08-11 2:01:36 AM  
Walgreens got its start spreading rapidly by providing prescription booze to alcoholics and the well to do during prohibition.

They don't like to talk about whatmade their soda fountains so popular, you know.

That said, it's no surprise now they're involved in the opioid epidemic. The sackler hole of suck envelops all.
 
2022-08-11 2:13:56 AM  

jaivirtualcard: As we have said throughout this process, we never manufactured or marketed opioids,

I don't think any pharmacy does so weak sauce argument there.


It's also a pointless argument, since it appears they were accused of something completely different. I'm guessing Walgreens is just trying to mislead its customers so as not to lose much business.
 
2022-08-11 2:45:43 AM  
As we have said throughout this process, all of our opioids are dolphin-safe, gluten-free and non-GMO.
 
2022-08-11 3:09:26 AM  

hardinparamedic: Walgreens got its start spreading rapidly by providing prescription booze to alcoholics and the well to do during prohibition.

They don't like to talk about whatmade their soda fountains so popular, you know.

That said, it's no surprise now they're involved in the opioid epidemic. The sackler hole of suck envelops all.


So, teatotalling is good now?
 
2022-08-11 3:31:47 AM  
So what happen to an addict that ends up on the naughty list? Any doctors getting sanctioned?
 
2022-08-11 4:09:29 AM  
Go for the companies, release the criminal shoplifters?

Criminal Lives Matter!
 
2022-08-11 4:39:34 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: hardinparamedic: Walgreens got its start spreading rapidly by providing prescription booze to alcoholics and the well to do during prohibition.

They don't like to talk about whatmade their soda fountains so popular, you know.

That said, it's no surprise now they're involved in the opioid epidemic. The sackler hole of suck envelops all.

So, teatotalling is good now?


alcohol for some, tiny American flags for others!

And always twirling, twirling, twirling towards the future!
 
2022-08-11 4:55:03 AM  
hey, it's ok, the taxpayers in san francisco are picking up the bill for the effects of rampant opioid abuse, the residents are living through the social harms caused by opioid abuse, but Walgreens shareholders and executives made a lot of money, and that's what's important.
 
2022-08-11 5:56:07 AM  
It's always someone else's fault that junkies are junkies.
They're always being victimized, bad things just happen to them.
 
2022-08-11 6:29:06 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: So, teatotalling is good now?


you may have my coffee when you prise it from my dead fingers.
 
2022-08-11 6:52:21 AM  
At the rate that Walgreens here in SF are closing because of rampant shoplifting (sometimes by those very same opioid addicted people) this problem should solve itself.
 
2022-08-11 7:19:10 AM  
Was the company policy somehow different in CA, or did the pharmacists there just ignore it? If it's a target drug, you (back then) copied the person's photo ID (now we scan it at the register), and you check the state's drug registry/PDMP to look for early fills, doctor shopping, pharmacy shopping, etc. For non-target controlled substances, we wouldn't copy their ID but would still check the PDMP if they didn't fill with our location regularly. It's been the policy for most if not the entire time span mentioned in the article, so it sounds like a lot of pharmacists ignoring company policy in CA.
 
2022-08-11 7:45:28 AM  
yeah.. sure Walgreens did it to you San Francisco.
 
2022-08-11 7:58:56 AM  
So birth control is bad and opioids are good.  Seems on-brand.
 
2022-08-11 8:02:07 AM  
We also fill lots of Adderall scripts.  We check the patient's fill history and, if they're not a regular, we check the PDMP.  Are we going to be blamed for a "meth crisis" soon, especially given the nationwide shortage on Adderall right now?
 
2022-08-11 8:08:51 AM  
And not the DA for refusing to prosecute misdemeanor crime
 
2022-08-11 8:23:58 AM  

tfresh: At the rate that Walgreens here in SF are closing because of rampant shoplifting (sometimes by those very same opioid addicted people) this problem should solve itself.


You mean those stores that were long planned closures as disclosed by actual company documents from before shoplifting became the new drum to beat?  Those stores?

Why is Walgreens really closing its stores in San Francisco? - Quartz (qz.com)

"Walgreens' 2019 SEC filing that shows a plan to close at least 200 stores across the US as part of a cost-cutting initiative. The drugstore chain lost $1.7 billion during Covid-19 lockdowns and will likely experience a slow recovery."

Your lies should really take less than 5 seconds to refute.  Put some effort in next time.
 
2022-08-11 9:11:34 AM  

Deathbymeteor: tfresh: At the rate that Walgreens here in SF are closing because of rampant shoplifting (sometimes by those very same opioid addicted people) this problem should solve itself.

You mean those stores that were long planned closures as disclosed by actual company documents from before shoplifting became the new drum to beat?  Those stores?

Why is Walgreens really closing its stores in San Francisco? - Quartz (qz.com)

"Walgreens' 2019 SEC filing that shows a plan to close at least 200 stores across the US as part of a cost-cutting initiative. The drugstore chain lost $1.7 billion during Covid-19 lockdowns and will likely experience a slow recovery."

Your lies should really take less than 5 seconds to refute.  Put some effort in next time.


Doesn't change the fact that this city harbors rampant homelessness, crime and a fark it attitude towards it.

And companies planning on closing locations with no replacement openings is also a very telling sign as well. CA is pricing itself out of capitalism (probably by design)
 
2022-08-11 10:04:50 AM  

Deathbymeteor: tfresh: At the rate that Walgreens here in SF are closing because of rampant shoplifting (sometimes by those very same opioid addicted people) this problem should solve itself.

You mean those stores that were long planned closures as disclosed by actual company documents from before shoplifting became the new drum to beat?  Those stores?

Why is Walgreens really closing its stores in San Francisco? - Quartz (qz.com)

"Walgreens' 2019 SEC filing that shows a plan to close at least 200 stores across the US as part of a cost-cutting initiative. The drugstore chain lost $1.7 billion during Covid-19 lockdowns and will likely experience a slow recovery."

Your lies should really take less than 5 seconds to refute.  Put some effort in next time.


Holy Tantrum Batman. I think more and more companies and people are figuring out San Francisco is garbage and GTFO
 
2022-08-11 10:18:57 AM  

cyberspacedout: jaivirtualcard: As we have said throughout this process, we never manufactured or marketed opioids,

I don't think any pharmacy does so weak sauce argument there.

It's also a pointless argument, since it appears they were accused of something completely different. I'm guessing Walgreens is just trying to mislead its customers so as not to lose much business.


Careful, now. Walgreens carries Plan B. Don't want to usher in Gilead by the Bay.
 
2022-08-11 10:20:45 AM  

Deathbymeteor: tfresh: At the rate that Walgreens here in SF are closing because of rampant shoplifting (sometimes by those very same opioid addicted people) this problem should solve itself.

You mean those stores that were long planned closures as disclosed by actual company documents from before shoplifting became the new drum to beat?  Those stores?

Why is Walgreens really closing its stores in San Francisco? - Quartz (qz.com)

"Walgreens' 2019 SEC filing that shows a plan to close at least 200 stores across the US as part of a cost-cutting initiative. The drugstore chain lost $1.7 billion during Covid-19 lockdowns and will likely experience a slow recovery."

Your lies should really take less than 5 seconds to refute.  Put some effort in next time.


Walgreens is not going to sleep with you.
 
2022-08-11 11:19:26 AM  
Walgreens gives out limitless hypodermics and runs a shooting gallery? Walgreens imports Honduran drug dealers on every corner of the TL? Walgreens decriminalized drug offenses?

How did they get so much power?
 
2022-08-11 11:41:42 AM  
Yeah, Walgreens should have double checked things, but they make a LOT of money.
But, here is the main problem.

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2022-08-11 11:46:43 AM  
https://www.sfchronicle.com/sf/article/Is-shoplifting-forcing-Walgreens-to-cut-back-in-16536960.php

It's almost like Walgreens over-saturated the San Francisco market and has been planning on closing stores as a cost-cutting measure well before this 'shoplifting epidemic' even started. Two whole years in fact.

I wonder why they'd pivot to blaming crime for the store closures?
 
2022-08-11 11:51:20 AM  
But yet Walgreens lets each pharmacist decide if they are okay with dispensing birth control or pregnancy termination drugs.  Guess who has had my last dime.
 
2022-08-11 2:20:16 PM  

AtomicBanana: https://www.sfchronicle.com/sf/article/Is-shoplifting-forcing-Walgreens-to-cut-back-in-16536960.php

It's almost like Walgreens over-saturated the San Francisco market and has been planning on closing stores as a cost-cutting measure well before this 'shoplifting epidemic' even started. Two whole years in fact.

I wonder why they'd pivot to blaming crime for the store closures?


Many companies saturate a market by opening up stores left and right, then when their competitors close down, that's when they start closing stores. Starbucks does it, Walmart does it, Target does it, and other companies do it too. They just find excuses to close (especially if they close illegally, such as to prevent unionization of its workforce) when the competition has shuttered.
 
2022-08-11 3:22:29 PM  

ThighsofGlory: cyberspacedout: jaivirtualcard: As we have said throughout this process, we never manufactured or marketed opioids,

I don't think any pharmacy does so weak sauce argument there.

It's also a pointless argument, since it appears they were accused of something completely different. I'm guessing Walgreens is just trying to mislead its customers so as not to lose much business.

Careful, now. Walgreens carries Plan B. Don't want to usher in Gilead by the Bay.


Actually, Gilead Sciences is located in Foster City, about 20 miles south of San Francisco.
 
2022-08-11 3:31:57 PM  

cyberspacedout: Actually, Gilead Sciences is located in Foster City, about 20 miles south of San Francisco.


Foster City is also home to two of the five most polluted beaches in California. Looking at an aerial map should make it obvious why that's the case.

But anyway, there was a time when there were drug stores every three blocks or less in parts of San Francisco. If it wasn't a Walgreen's, it was a Rite Aid or CVS or one of the other chains that were acquired by them. It was convenient in the more pedestrian oriented neighborhoods, but there is a fair argument that the city was oversaturated with pharmacies.
 
2022-08-11 5:39:32 PM  
Walgreens should abandon SF altogether, unchecked shoplifting closing down businesses left and right and now this. Not a safe place!
 
2022-08-11 10:45:36 PM  

ThighsofGlory: Deathbymeteor: tfresh: At the rate that Walgreens here in SF are closing because of rampant shoplifting (sometimes by those very same opioid addicted people) this problem should solve itself.

You mean those stores that were long planned closures as disclosed by actual company documents from before shoplifting became the new drum to beat?  Those stores?

Why is Walgreens really closing its stores in San Francisco? - Quartz (qz.com)

"Walgreens' 2019 SEC filing that shows a plan to close at least 200 stores across the US as part of a cost-cutting initiative. The drugstore chain lost $1.7 billion during Covid-19 lockdowns and will likely experience a slow recovery."

Your lies should really take less than 5 seconds to refute.  Put some effort in next time.

Walgreens is not going to sleep with you.


Was this trying to mean something?  Pointing out that the company announced they would close stores before the wave of shoplifting began, which would be something that undercutstheir lies and the RWNJ lies about shoplifting being the cause wouldn't be any kind of white knighting, at least to anyone with basic language skills.

It's not defending a company to point out they are lying.  Come back when you learn that lesson.
 
2022-08-12 10:36:53 AM  

Deathbymeteor: ThighsofGlory: Deathbymeteor: tfresh: At the rate that Walgreens here in SF are closing because of rampant shoplifting (sometimes by those very same opioid addicted people) this problem should solve itself.

You mean those stores that were long planned closures as disclosed by actual company documents from before shoplifting became the new drum to beat?  Those stores?

Why is Walgreens really closing its stores in San Francisco? - Quartz (qz.com)

"Walgreens' 2019 SEC filing that shows a plan to close at least 200 stores across the US as part of a cost-cutting initiative. The drugstore chain lost $1.7 billion during Covid-19 lockdowns and will likely experience a slow recovery."

Your lies should really take less than 5 seconds to refute.  Put some effort in next time.

Walgreens is not going to sleep with you.

Was this trying to mean something?  Pointing out that the company announced they would close stores before the wave of shoplifting began, which would be something that undercutstheir lies and the RWNJ lies about shoplifting being the cause wouldn't be any kind of white knighting, at least to anyone with basic language skills.

It's not defending a company to point out they are lying.  Come back when you learn that lesson.


Right. There's no crime in San Francisco sufficient to cause any successful business to leave the county.
 
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