I am a Pharamcist for Walgreens in Guilford, CT. On October 15th 2012 I was asked by a few customers to have their prescriptions transferred from CVS to Walgreens. This process normally only takes a few minutes depending on the number of prescriptions. As I began to call the pharmacy, the CVS staff put me on hold 3 separate occasions and never answered the call. Furthermore, I continued to call throughout the day and got no cooperation. When I finally was able to talk to the CVS Pharamcy Manager Joe at 5pm, he said I had to call back and hung up. This type of behavior is not only Unethical but just plain Wrong. The irony of this is I was calling at 5pm for a sweet 77 year old lady that was a customer of CVS but was at my store to get a Shingles vaccine. The lady was shocked that her pharmacy would not even talk to me to see what I wanted. I was able to get her insurance from Christine, a CVS pharamcist from Branford, CT who clearly understands what is morally the RIGHT thing to do. Your CVS customer was not only appreciative with my follow thru she is transferring her prescriptions to Walgreens. Maybe, if Joe and his staff had a better understanding about customer service, so many people would not be transferring prescriptions out. Both of us work for 2 large corporations. Howvwer, we both don’t share the same principles when it comes to patients. Whatever happened to mutual respect between two healhcare professionals. How about working with some integrity and caring for the individuals that put their trust in our hands. I have been in this town for 17 years and love this community. As I meet people that use CVS within the community, all Im saying is that they deserve better and shouldn’t settle for less.
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