Update: pushback on charges against Vermont pharmacies

In June, the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation filed charges against Walgreens pharmacies, alleging that staffing shortages and unplanned closures resulted in medication and vaccination errors that put customers at risk. Walgreens has asked a judge to dismiss the claims, stating that it is an unfair standard during the pandemic and factors outside of their control. They also argue that the statute allowing discipline against one drug outlet in a chain to be imposed on all outlets in the chain is discriminatory and a violation of due process.

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