Will CVS Ever Pull Expired Medicine, Baby Formula From Their Shelves?

CVS stores across the nation regularly stock expired medicine, milk, and baby formula, according to a damning union report. This isn’t the first time CVS has been caught stocking dangerous goods. Last year, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo threatened a suit after his office caught the pharmacy selling goods over a year past their expiration dates. CVS claims that, despite investing over $160 million in a “perpetual inventory management” system, it’s nearly impossible to keep expired items off the shelf because they simply have too much stuff.

The group Change to Win released a report Thursday claiming that 58 percent of 310 CVS stores surveyed in nine U.S. markets this spring were selling at least some expired products, including at least a third of CVS’ 31 stores in Fairfield County, the only Connecticut region included.

The group released a broader report on CVS in December, taking aim at the chain for its pricing, store location decisions and unequal access to condoms from store to store, among other things.

CVS complains that Change to Win is picking on them because they won’t let workers unionize. They might be right, but we don’t really care. It’s a distraction from the real issue: CVS is still selling expired products.

CVS Stores Criticized In Report By Labor Group ‘Change To Win’ [The Hartford Courant]
PREVIOUSLY: NY AG Will Take Legal Action Against CVS & Rite Aid For Selling Expired Milk, Baby Formula
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