Vermont charges pharmacies with unsafe working conditions

The Vermont Office of professional Regulation is charging Walgreens pharmacies in the state with creating unsafe conditions for workers. "The allegations include untenable working conditions for pharmacists due to insufficient staff; medication and vaccination errors; stores losing track of controlled substances; and unexpected store closures without notice, leaving patients with no clear way to fill prescriptions for days at a time."  The charges call for the Vermont Board of Pharmacy to revoke, suspend or discipline licenses for Walgreens pharmacies. Seventy complaints were filed by Walgreens employees, Walgreens customers, and employees of other pharmacies. The violations fall under a section of the statute added in 2021 - the unprofessional conduct statute for pharmacies.

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