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I worked at Walgreens in Winona for almost 8 months. During that time there I have learned that Walgreens as a company has no standards for their Managers. I had a manager the first 2 months that was awesome. He was personable, kind, worked hard, everything I thought a...
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Anonymous
#838165

walgreens is know for doing this and way more to employees. stay sober and dont let walgreens get the better of you. much better places to work

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#506760 Review #506760 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Walgreens Manager
Walgreens always filled my prescription for pain 5 days in advance. Then they asked me what was wrong with me that I needed pain medication! When I refused to tell them due to HIPPA laws, they would conveniently forget to fill my pain meds. I stopped going to...
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Anonymous
#872288

Contrary to your beliefs, pharmacists are doctors. They go to school to 8+ years to obtain their doctorates of Pharmacology (a class that your doctor took once in their academic career).

They know more about the physiology of drugs inside the human body than your doctor will every know.

The true question here is why do you "always" get your pain medication early? To a pharmacist, and the DEA who monitor their every move, it sends up a red flag. If you consistently fill your controlled substance medications early, lets do the math.

(5 tablets - month one, 10 tablets - month two, etc.) In a years time, that is 60 extra pills that "should" be just lying around.

You say you can't just "stop taking" it. That is very true. But by your own admission of getting it consistently early, you should have some.

Right?

Pharmacists work very hard for their degrees and pay an average on $120,000 in tuition.

Their license and livelihoods are at stake every time they fill controlled medications early. They are not going to risk this it for someone throwing a fit over their pain medicine that they "should" have enough of.

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#506584 Review #506584 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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  • Control Freaks
The dr called the main pharmacist and got the pain medication approved. My husband was involved in two car accidents and required two surgeries. He had lower back surgery and was released since we had hospital equipment at home. The head pharmacist understood my...
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Anonymous
#838329

I was notified that Walgreens fired this person for making medical decisions and putting people's lives in danger. I quit using CVS when they shorted me pills and then accused me of wanting more pills than I paid for, the script was for estrogen and the pharmacist didn't think I needed then due to my age.

He had no clue I had issues and almost dude because I quit producing estrogen. I finally had to count pills before I left the store, then they over charged me by 30 on average. It wasn't until I contacted insurance they confirmed and refunded me. I have found a small family owned pharmacy, while they aren't open 24 hours they seem to be able to count pills and actually care that we get our medication.

I feel sorry for very ill or seniors who don't know what to do. Pharmacists have a huge responsibility to the community.

Just sad one person can do so much damage when the actual manager cares. But the manager can't work 24/7.

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#506370 Review #506370 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Walgreens Pharmacist
Walgreens pharmacists try to practice medicine by reviewing medications, then pestering doctors, often asking for diagnoses and plans of care. They claim it is because of regulations. BUT the regs do not say that. How can a person with a partial degree in chemistry...
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Anonymous
#838670

Do your research before putting such a post. It is not a partial degree in chemistry.

The degree is a doctoral degree and they are train in clinical therapy. Their primary job at walgreens IS too review and fill your medications. You would be saying a different story if the doctor accidentally wrote for the wrong medication and actually caused you some harm, then you would say the pharmacist should have been doing more checking with the doctor.

Know your *** before posting to the public. That way you wont look like such an ***

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#506246 Review #506246 is a subjective opinion of poster.
After not being able to develop some film rolls (because it was too expensive for me) I went back to my favorite Walgreen's in Sugar House, Salt Lake City, UT (because the workers there are very friendly!) only to find it now takes a week (in my case 2 weeks) because...
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#505819 Review #505819 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Walgreens double charging

I was double charged on 6/29/14 so this double charge *** is still going on at good old Walgreens. They lost me for good if they can't manage their business. Found same complaints from 10 months ago online on several sites...you would think a company this large could get it together. No way I will use my card there again or even enter the store. Prices are way too high anyway, just used it for location. yady yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada yada And why does this site require at least 100 words?
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Anonymous
#835487

i had the same experience at a store in charlotte, nc......double charged on 2014/06/29.

Anonymous
#835463

We were also double charged by Walgreens on the 29th. It's wasted a lot of my time and I'm not buying another computer glitch, but the money was refunded.

I did complain about it though. I am surprised there is not any major news media about it to notify customers.

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#505217 Review #505217 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Walgreens - Review about Medication Prescription from Decatur, Alabama

Worst pharmacy I've ever encountered. Following spinal surgery my doctor prescribed pain medication, fairly low dose. I had never taken this kind of medicine, so I did not really understand how controlled this medicine was and that it was so abused. I tried to refill my existing prescription from my g.p. instead of my new prescription from my spine surgeon because it was Friday night and I had forgotten to call in my refill before the weekend. I had no intention of taking more than I was prescribed. Female pharmacist was accusatory, snide, rude and, at one point, actually rolled her eyes like a 16-year-old girl. She became so irrited, she sent an email to my doctor implying I was trying to obtain extra or excessive pain meds. I had never taken more than was prescribed and had actually tried to stay under the dose when possible. ( By the way, this pharmacist actually let my husband submit and pick up a prescription written for me but asked me for my I.D., which I really had no problem submitting, it just seems like if one professes to be concerned about control, then be consistent.) Another pharmacist at same location just doled out the pain med without even asking for an I.D. Anyway, the email to the surgeon caused him to cut me to so little medicine I could not control my pain for approximately six weeks until I could get into a pain clinic and find a better, hometown pharmacy where I am treated like a person who has a spine problem. Worst medical experience of my life, those six weeks. And to what end? The pain is still with me but Walgreen's is not. I wonder why people who do not really like helping people who are I'll or injured choose such a profession. Perhaps a laboratory setting would be more fitting.
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#504973 Review #504973 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Walgreens Prescription Refill

Slow Service Review

Not enough pharmacy help, and the one pharmacy tech they do have is slow and can not multi task. Definitely not the corner of happy and healthy!
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#504889 Review #504889 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Walgreens - Cashier Review

I'm sick going to Walgreen stores in Northern California- especially, MILLBRAE Walgreen where all of the worker are asian- philipinos and speaking that god awful language when they- Day store manager, supervisor, and cashier did know how to provide a store credit reversal of a transaction paid with a debit card. Anyway, I originally wanted a receipt for my purchase, but the cashier put the tape into machine backwards, and did not know how to reprint a receipt. This was of course true of store manager, and supervisor- all philipinos speaking that god awful language with little to no English! How is this possible? Change walgreens or lose a customer.
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#504163 Review #504163 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Walgreens Cashier

Walgreens in Birmingham, Alabama - Be Prepared to Overpay for Products if you refuse to apply for discount card

Out of principle, I do not give my information in order to obtain a discount card. Walgreens really wants my information because if I refuse to obtain one, the new prices are outrageous! I used to purchase Plus White there for under $10. Today, without a discount card, the price posted was $28+! I went to Walmart and bought the product for $5. This is now true with all products I used to buy at Walgreens...either I take their discount card or pay through the nose. I decided I would not be coming back. Incidentally, the store, located in Chelsea, AL is just about the friendliest store I have been in. Every employee is pleasant and helpful. I just don't appreciate being gouged.
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#503099 Review #503099 is a subjective opinion of poster.