To: Walgreen's Chief Operating Officer - Pharmacy Division:
This is a very important topic that I am writing to you about. I am hoping that you would be kind enough to forward this email to your Chief Operating Officer - Pharmacy Division. As part of the Walgreen's "Pink Promise" Program every medication bottle is capped with a "pink" color bottle cap. I am a mother of 3 young children. My youngest daughter, who is 3 years old, thought my medication bottles contained some sort of "candy" due to its nice "pink" cap. She's only 3 years old and mistaken it for chocolate candy which also has a pink color bottle cap. Many candy companies use pink caps as this color is very attractive to children. Although, I always keep my medications away from my children they always find a way to climb up to my cabinet. Out of so many colors why did Walgreen's choose pink ? The color pink always attracts little girls. Girls love the color pink. All other pharmacies use "white" caps. One day a child will accidentally overdose on medication. Myself, I was lucky enough to be able to grab the bottle from my 3 year old's hands. Although, my bottles are child-proof she was able to twist the cap off. I don't understand the reason for a "Pink Promise" why not simply state a "Walgreen's Promise" and revert back to white bottle caps. For the last 50 years, all medication bottles are capped with a white cap and every parent teaches their children to stay away from those white capped bottles.
I very much appreciate your time and attention regarding this serious issue.