The Sam’s Club in Salisbury, Maryland, is promoting its pharmacy by handing out pill bottles filled with candy to kids. I guess that’s better than filling Dots boxes with Vicodin. Or handing out gallon-sized jugs of Nerds. Update: Sam’s Club has ended the promotion and apologized for it.
On the downside, as a pill recipient at Salisbury News notes, “Now my 3 year old thinks all prescription pill bottles are just tasty snacks”.
I can’t wait to see what’s next. Wal-Mart promoting its gun department with the Pez “suicide” dispenser?
Guest Bloggers Carrie McLaren & Jason Torchinsky are coeditors of Ad Nauseam: A Survivor’s Guide to American Consumer Culture. In previous lives, they worked together on the hopelessly obscure and now defunct Stay Free! magazine.