Walgeens Pharmacy on south willow avenue Cookville Tennessee. On Saturday December the 15 at approximately 5 pm I took my Hydrocodone prescription into the pharmacy. The employee working the counter looked at the prescription and said rudely you got a ID. I gave him my drivers license. My address is Elizabethton Tennessee. He then ask what brings you to our town. I told him that I was working on TN tech project. He rudely told me that the prescription had to be filled in the town that it was wrote in. I ask if that was new state law because walgeens filled it recently in Alabama. He raised his voice and said this ain't Alabama. I said I don't understand. Is it a state law. He said no it was a walgeens policy, We're not filling it and ask the customer behind me how can I help you. I was in shock. Never had I been treated this way. I left the store. After getting information from another Walgreens pharmacist I was informed it wasn't Walgreens policy. I told her i was 3 hours from home (Eastern TN) and hated to make the drive. She checked with another Walgreens pharmacy and advised me they would fill it for me. I returned to the South Willow Walgreens an hour later so I could get the name of guy that waited on me and name of pharmacists to file a complaint. I talk to pharmacist Whitney. I informed her of the way I was treated and refused to fill my prescription. She said I never seen that piece of paper. I didn't see the guy that waited on me. She wouldn't give me his name. She went on to tell me about how bad of a problem Putnam country was having with controled medications and DEA just busted a pharmacy down the road. She pulled file up on computer. I told her she should be able to see that I've filled at verious Walgreens even in other states and all from same reputable Dr. she told me to give her prescription and she would fill it after she comfirmed Dr. I told her no. I had it worked out for another Walgreens close by to fill it. I told her I was going to file complaint against them. She said call 1-800-Walgreens but it wouldn't do any good because it would just go to her manager at that Walgreens store. So I said I can't even file a complaint. She was sarcastic and said it wouldn't go anywhere but back to that store manager. My family spends over $600 month out pocket money after insurance at Walgreens Pharmacy. I do a lot of out town work. All the other Walgreens I've used I has always been courteous and helped me in my situation. My arthritis is in chronic stage, I have chronic back pain due to broken back. My pain is mild some days severe on others. I've been advised by doctors to file disability. I refuse to due so. I'm working Construction Job 50-70 hours a week never miss a days work.
The hydrocodone helps with the pain so I can continue to work. I don't think I deserve to be treated in such a disrespectful manner . I feel like a criminal.
Walgreen's has no business messing with governance of any state. You are now forever boycotted by me for your action on Wisconsin. Karma will come for you immoral slobs.
Moving my prescriptions elsewhere. Shame on you.
no Walgreens for me, anymore! Greedy and not for the people!
Dear Walgreens CEO,
I just read how you are helping to fund the WI GOP, which just pulled a NASTY power grab here. It is NOT OK for politicians who are about to leave office to strip power from the seats they just lost to the other party. Walgreens is NOT the friendly drugstore we thought, but is a secret power player siding with this despicable group. I will no longer go to Walgreens after being a customer for a LIFETIME.
I am fully aware that everything in this nation under Trump Republicans is transactional. In keeping with that theme, I will no longer be shopping at Walgreens so long as they support anti-democratic Republicans anywhere, fail to pay a fair share of taxes, and hire pharmacists who decide on their on in accordance with THEIR religious views whether to sell contraceptives to customers.
I hope to learn that Walgreens no longer engages in these practices. Until I do, I won't be shopping there.
You inspired me to write this corrupt corporate strategy. Thanks I am so disgusted with Walgreens right now!!
Why are you part of the power grab happening in Wisconsin? Are you trying to help destroy our democracy? Very poor overall strategy for a company I shop in! This will change. I live near 3 other pharmacies. Can you make a statement and consider announcing that your company no longer is heading in this disgusting direction.
Walgreens shame on you for enabling and supporting Winconsin politicians who destroy democracy. Pretty soon Wisconsin will look like North Carolina, where I live, which is no longer a functioning democracy. I'm surprised that you would want that - really is that a good corporate strategy long-term?
I'm disappointed to hear that Walgreens is among the companies that have supported Republican efforts to undermine democracy in Wisconsin and elsewhere. I'll not support the store any more. We have choices regarding where we get our prescriptions and other items, and Walgreens is now off my list of places to shop.
I have been a valued Walgreens customer for over 20 years, The Walgreen support of the Wisconsin legislative actions to undermine our Democracy and their support of racist candidates is disturbing and disappointing. I will take action by no longer shopping with Walgreens.
I've been a customer of Walgreens for more than a decade and have had all my prescriptions filled by your company since 2006. I'm so disappointed that Walgreens has chosen to support Republicans in Wisconsin who are deliberately undermining our Democracy and our democratic principles. Further I was astonished that Walgreens chose to support Cindy Hyde-Smith for Senate even when she joked about attending a public hanging, a reference to a terribly tragic time in our history when lynching was common. Quietly asking for funds to be returned right before the special election, seems like trying to avoid taking any stand...after Walgreens already did by contributing funds. These decisions have consequences....to our nation....and to your business.
I cannot in good conscious continue to be a Walgreens' customer. I care about the moral compass of companies where I spend my money.
I hope this letter alerts the leadership of Walgreens to the seriousness of who and how they support candidates and causes. Our democracy is in jeopardy and business have the choice of helping support the great American Democratic experiment....or adding to the decline of our great nation.
I agree with other comments that Walgreens is complicit in the actions of Wisconsin Republicans to subvert the electoral process by passing laws to restrict the new Democratic office holders. Shame on their corporate greed.
As of this morning I have switched my prescriptions to another pharmacy. I have been a loyal customer for over 30 years but will never shop at Walgreens again. I loved Walgreens, but I love democracy more.
The computer at Walgreens located at 119th and Indianapolis Blvd. in Whiting IN has been down for a week. On December 3rd Dr. Li sent 6 orders via your computer unknown to us your system was down. Now I need my meds but Walgreens can not fill them because they are lost in your system. So now Walgreens is faxing the doctors asking for refills. The doctors are NOT going to okay refills on scripts they just sent. So now its MY problem to try getting the scripts. (Really) The manager should be on the phone informing the doctors of the problem and trying to help your customers.
Adding my voice in protest of Walgreens support for anti-democracy actions of Republicans in Wisconsin. I am boycotting them as well.
I am appalled by reports about Walgreen's support for the Republican power grab in Wisconsin. I have been a regular Walgreens customer in Tampa, FL for many years. Neither I nor my friends will be shopping there again.
My family and I have been regular Walgreens customers for many years. NO MORE! Their complicity in the Republican takeover in Wisconsin shows that the management is thinking only of themselves and not their customers. There are many other pharmacies where I will now shop for prescriptions and other goods.
Joining the boycott. Despicable for them to undermine democracy.
The store at 100 Newark Ave. in Jersey City, NJ does not supply heat lamps nor hand & foot warmers for the panhandlers at the door, nor are they given a hot toddy to keep them warm on a chilly night.
I'm joining the "Boycott Walgreens" club and will make sure my friends and family do the same. Would love to see a denial of your affiliation with the GOP in Wisconsin but won't hold my breath.
Just read NY Times article on Walgreens support for GOP in Wisconsin to get a sweet taxbreak. I am done with Walgreens.
I, too, have learned about Walgreen's support for the undemocratic regime in Wisconsin (and probably elsewhere). I do several hundreds of dollars worth of business with my local Walgreen's store, and I have NO complaints with these people--only with Walgreen's support of Wisconsin's undemocratic exercise. If Walgreen's continues such support, I will change my business to one of several other local pharmacies, and I will suggest that others might think to undertake the same action.
I will no longer be spending my money at Walgreens since learning of your involvement in the Wisconsin anti democracy Republican actions.
Since Walgreens is intent on subverting democracy to save a few tax dollars in Wisconsin, I will never set foot in any of the stores again. There are so many other options. This is not something a national company should be engaged in. Shame on you Walgreens. Shame!