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I am writing to file a complaint against pharmacist Anna, one of the pharmacists at CVS corner of Federal Highway and George Bush, Delray Beach Fl 33483. Eventhoufh my insurance goes through and approves my valid prescription, she states that its her "personal" choice not to fill it until 2 days prior to last refil. She refused to refil my sleeping medication and I might have to fly to Brazil at any minute due to the loss of my father. I spoke with an attorney and by law, a pharmacist can not refuse to fill a prescription.
If you have a valid prescription, they can not refuse to fill it. Even sooner then the insurance would cover you could get it, you would just have to pay the full amount if was too soon for insurance to cover a refill. The pharmasist can not dictate whether or not you need or can be allowed to have that medication. The only reason they can flat out refuse to fill a prescription is if it was forged. Please take the appropriate action to stop her from controling my life and other clients lives. I am going to peruse this issue in court against her since she states its her personal decision. CVS is a business, there's no personal decisions.
Oct. 9, 2012, we picked up a prescribtion that was suppose to be for Oxycodone 10 mg. prn for pain. When I went to take it at HS I noticed it was not the shape or color of the previous same bottle of pills. However the label on the bottle was the same as the previous bottle of the same meds. It was marked pink round pill, the pills inside were white. The numbers were different also. I did not take any of the pills that night even tho I was in pain. We took them back to the Hershey, Pa. pharmacy in the am. It appears it was oxycodone, however the dosage was wrong. This could have been a very, very serious mistake. We have been very upset recently with the service we are getting at CVS! Sloppy work! I frequently get calls that my meds are ready from rapid refill, only to get there and find out they are not yet filled. We are considering changing pharmacies. You will lose a customer of 30 plus years.
My family historically have used the CVS brand (store) for quite a few years. And we have always received courtesy and prompt service. At least until today. At approximately 1:00 pm today I returned to the CVS Pharmacy (located at 736 Hwy 78 West, Villa Rica, GA) to pickup my prescription. The lady at the counter asked for my name. Area competing pharmacies cognizant to their customers sensitivities. As a service courtesy. Do not require their customers to verbalize their âyearâ date of birth.
At this point a lady (I perceive as being the pharmacist) asked me for the spelling of my last name. If the (counter) lady didn't understand the enunciation of my name. The onus was upon her to request the correct spelling. I was so offended by the pharmacistâs curt remark.. That I requested the return of my 3 prescriptions., and eventually had them filled at another pharmacy. Ms. Gransberry, thank you for your consideration and interest in this unfortunate incident.
I was at CVS Pharmacy in Reidsville, NC store # 361-0572 phone # 336-342-4741. My Reg # TRN #7574 CSHR # 1017087 STR # 4381 . It took me about 5 min. waiting to drop off my prescription and I was told it would be 15 or 20 min before it would be ready. So I sit there and RPH: Sean Sullivan walked over and put the prescription in the basket on the counter. He did not say who the prescriptions were for and the two ladies standing at the counter never looked to see who they were for. The prescription was finished 6:18 pm and it was not given to me till 6:39pm the young lady that was help feeling the prescription said King is ready. I'm sitting there in pain waiting and when I got up to get my prescriptions one of the ladies had the nerve to what's wrong. I was the only person sitting there waiting on a prescription. This happened on Dec. 12, 2012.
I have had many problems with cvs pharmacy in the past 7 months. One is giving me the wrong script of a controlled substance charging me the price of the right script and only after calling twice and going back twice did they finally admit to their mistake. Second I had to deal with a very nasty woman with major attitude and walking away from me when I was explaining to her my situation. After that incident I kept calling about my script to see if it had arrived and was already days late without one of my meds and they kept telling me for three days that my script hasn't arrived in the mail. Finally after being sick I had to call my doctors office which called FedEx and the scripts were received and signed by the pharmacy three days before.
Obviously after that incident with that one woman cvs has Ben messing with me and my prescriptions. The lady demands I give her id when everyone knows me there and never ids me and I explained that to her, showing I'd was not an issue the issue was I didn't have it with me and had to drive back home in the middle of the night when the guy she was working with knows me very well. She didn't want to hear it walked away and was extremely rude. I understand that you are supposed to be id'd for a controlled substance but after 6 months of only get ideed once, whose fault is that. Now they won't give me my meds when I picked them up a month ago by telling me they are going back to October because for some reason now they do.
Well so that means they effed up again by I guess giving me my script to early last month. I am a very frequent shopper at cvs and have been using that pharmacy forever, I now am going to make sure I open a law suit because this is putting extreme stress on me and I am being singled out and treated wrongly by one persons extreme rudeness. On top of this I am pregnant and I dont need a pharmacy screwing around with my meds. I also have witnesses to the wrong meds being dispensed.
I've lived in Louisiana for six years and realize that I have to pay for my adult daughter' diapers. I've found that the store brand at CVS is very good. The only problem I have is finding them at store 5323,East Texas and Airline Dr. in Bossier City. Now you may say ,go to another store. I do! The store is on Barksdale Blvd. and the only time I'm near that store is when I'm at work and its still several miles in the opposite direction.
Store 5323 is within walking distance of where I live and I pass it on my way home from work. Now I realize everyone is buying them because they are so good ,but most people can't afford to buy a case every week. I know I can't. I also know that shipments come in on Fridays. I just feel that I should get a better answer then " We can only get so many because we're getting audited." I pretty sure you don't audit every week. I also feel that if the other CVS has diapers every time I go 5323 should too.
I would like to know how a small pharmacy like smith drugs, can sell the same percription drug for 130.00 dollars cheaper then you can. I have no insurance or no job , I have a percription for singulair that they never even offered me a generic drug for , but i called around and found that minford ohio pharmacy had the generic drug for 130.00 dollars less then you. How can you get such a markup on the same drug as a little pharmacy that sells it for 130.00 dollars cheaper? Sincerely Arta Brigner
My 15 month old daughter was prescribed amoxicillin by the Union Cross, Kernersville NC pharmacy. She was prescribled 400 mg/5 ML SUSP but instead received Amoxicillin 400 mg/g ML in white power not constitued form. I decided to call my doctor and verify this was correct and was told not to give to her under any circumstances. My husband called the pharmacy and talked to the pharmacist Kaitlyn W Miller and was told that this was their mistake and she did not have time to check every perscription filled by the intern, and in fact this was the second complain on that same intern that day. Dec 7th 2012. I will never use CSV Pharmacy again. I have no idea how much damage this could have caused my daughter but if it happens twice in one day how could I trust them with any perscription. I have contacted the NC Board of Pharmacy Investigations and Inspections as well
A few day ago my wife gave the pharmacy tech at our local CVS Pharmacy two prescriptions for my monthly Class 2 medications. It was a few days before they were authorized to be filled but we both felt it would be safe to give to the pharmacy to be filled on the proper day. We've both done this in the past with this pharmacy and at Rite Aide. When I returned to pick up my meds the pharmacy ADMITS THAT THEY HAVE LOST ONE OF THE "SCRIPTS". It's now been over 24 hours and I don't have my medication yet. Withdrawals are here and at my age (76) it's unsafe besides miserable. My pain level is kept under control by following the doctor's orders and keeping the morphine at a consistant level. My wife and I have been trying to get this resolved all day. At 5:00pm my doctor reluctantally rewrote the missing prescription, however it has caused the doctor to have many questions about trust. The pharmacy made it a matter of it being "my problem" and did not follow through to see that I received a replacement prescription.
The pharmacy failed to follow doctors prescription directions. Prescription stated clearly to fill "DAW", (dispense as written). Pharmacy filled with an alternate drug and then proceeded to lie when questioned about it. Pharmacy stated that the original drug was discontinued, then when confronted they produced the drug that was originally prescribed, but only dispensed 23 pills, insisting the drug was discontinued and that was all they had. I went to Walgreens and they stated that they have the drug and it is NOT discontinued, a fact that was also verified by the doctor writing the prescription. I fail to understand why and on what authorization a pharmacy has the right to disregard a doctor's prescription and then lie about it to a customer. then to add insult to injury charge full price for a partially filled order. I will be had pressed to continue to use CVS for any reason in the future. And please don't confuse me with some one time single purpose user, I have purchased many products from your store's and have never had a problem, however the actions of your pharmacy can not be excused and I find myself very reluctant to return for any reason, there are just to many other pharmacy's in the area to have to put up with this kind of incompetence.
I went into CVS Pharmacy last night and asked pharmacists about getting the flu shot told me with disgust I would have to wait a minute. I said fine 35 minutes later, he asked the other man where the flu shot forms were and then said. I thought she would.have left by.now but she's still.standing there.
this is the second time in a year I have had an employee treat me like this I called the store the first time and complained and go no where after being told they didn't want my kind standing on the.sidewalk in front of the store. The sad part is I shopped at CVS Pharmacy for years got all my meds, children's and grandchild's meds there. That want ever happen again
Not sure if this is because I'm a gay woman and you can tell but i will be digging deeper into it.
On Dec. 24 my father was rushed to Winchester Medical Center very ill, to make long story short after my visit with him I stopped at CVS in Stephens City VA. to pick up a few things to make him comfortable and one thng was a pair of bedroom slippers but when I got to hospital to my surprise and everyone elses including drs. nurses there was only 1 bedroom slipper! Everything was such chaos I did not have time to stop and write a letter to compny or even go by the store to tell them but was cleaning my Dads house found the 1 slipper still in box with dated reciept.I have not been to CVS after this trip where I spent81.04 and will probably never will again.
I was notified twice that my prescription was ready..when I went to pick it up, I stood in line with 6 people ahead of me. I questioned the amount, due to deductible, and was sent to the drop off line with 2 people in front of me. I was told the deductible had been initiated.
I was then, sent back to the original line (5 people this time) just as frustrated as myself, and was told they were behind 2 days..I was notified 3 days ago...My wife and I go through this every time. Her prescription was to be ready yesterday at 2:00.
Today..... still not ready... there is no excuse for people to have to go through this.....nice people, awful service...We are changing Pharmacy's..
From: Georgia hughston 218 Swanson Drive Summerville,SC 29483 I would like to report the conduct of your employees that work in the CVS Pharmacy at 1602 Central Avenue Summerville, SC 29483.. there are 2 ladies that work in the pharmacy dept. named Bonnie, And Donna. every time I go there to try and discuss my medications etc. with them, they are plain out rude and have no manners. I am disabled on Social Security Disability and cannot work. but I do maintain an Associates degree in Criminal Justice and Bachelors degree from the Citadel Military College here in Chas, SC. they seem to discriminate against me for being on Medicaid.
Which they should do there jobs and not judge anyone. they always says on TV commercials your CVS pharmacist is like part of the family. then why cant they talk to me about my medications and help me when I have questions. today I attempted to speak with Donna at the drive thru window and she slammed the glass shut in my face. that's not proper courtesy or manner. please do something with these people. I am notifying the BBB of SC. and file a complaint.
This complaint is concerning store #3592 located on Avalon Dr. in Salisbury, N.C. 28146. My husband is on a daily medication of Levothyroxine-his d0sage since 8-15-2012 is 125 MCG. I received a call from CVS about an auto-fill on his medication and didn't immediately pick it up because I knew his script was not ready to run out. He had to be put on antibiotics and when I went to pick it up they gave me his Levothyroxine also. When I got home I realized the dosage was wrong-it was filled at 75 MCG, not the correct dosage of 125 which he had been switched to in August. The pharmacist was Charles Boakye-Agyemang and apparently never checked the bottle to see if it was corectly filled. I called that evening and spoke to a pharmacy tech and she said there was no new prescription for 125 MCG on file and I would have to go to his doctor and get a new script. By then of course I was hot. I didn't get her name but she is not as at fault as the pharmacist. I went in the next day with all of the bottles (all which had been filled by Charles) and he looked it up and after a few minutes and no apology he told me to go the the person at the register and she would give me a refund. I told him it was absolutely his fault for not checking the dosage and he never admitted to his error. After I left there I went directly to Walgreens and switched all of our scripts to their pharmacy. Wouldn't you know, Mr. Agyemang called that evening and admitted his error and asked what he could do to get our business back. I said it was a done deal and told him good bye. I feel if this pharmacist can't take 5 seconds to see if the script is correct then I don't want my or my husband's welfare in his hands. Since then I've heard horror stories from other people about his lax attitude. One was even from a doctor so I know he wasn't lying. Please take action with this pharmacist-I don't want him to lose his job-he just needs to do his job correctly before he really hurts or kills some one. I'm glad I caught this since my husband has had a brain aneurysm and would never had caught it.
Over the last few months I have experienced a drastic decline in satisfaction with CVS pharmacies. I have had three incidents over the last two months that has caused me to shop for a place I can depend on.
The first situation occurred when I was trying to get a refill done on my Zoloft. I completed the refill request online and selected the option to have them request the refill from my MD. I thought 36hrs would be ample time for this to be done, but I showed up at the store and was told they never received it. Realizing I was going to miss a dose, I asked for a pharmacist consult to find out what I could take over the counter to help minimize the side effects of missing a dose. He informed me that I wouldn't have any effects over the next couple of days. Well, I have missed a dose before and know that my body begins feeling the side effects almost 24 hrs following a missed does. He wanted to argue with me. The cashier informed me that I shouldn't use the online system for refills because half the time it doesn't work anyway. I was angry - what's the point if the online system is wasting my time? The next day, I called the MD and had them produce a hard copy of my prescription which also showed the fax confirmation they it had been sent on the day after I'd completed the request online. I physically took off work, went to the MD to get the prescription (showing the fax confirmation) and the reaction was very nonchalant to my inquiry as to where the ball was dropped. I got that refilled and went on my way.
The week following, I had to refill a prescription on a med for my husband. It was sent that morning and we came back to the store 3 different times and was told their system was down and they couldn't run insurance to fill prescriptions. (There were certainly many other prescriptions being filled at that time). We came back the following day - still no prescription. Finally, after two more trips, we were able to get the medications we needed.
Another incident occurred today. I had to fill a prescription for some meds to assist with an acute pain related issue. I watched the MD send over the fax. After two more trips to the store, still no prescription came through. I called and asked my MD to send it again. When I returned an hour later - still no prescription. So tomorrow, I'll take off work again, go get the faxed copy from my MD and take it to the store. This has become an EVERY TRIP issue.
1. The fax machine is rarely working,
2. The online refill system for customer's is ineffective.
3. The customer service has steadily gotten worse. (It seems that many employees forget that some people are not there to "drug seek", we are there because we are hurting and need relief - and not 2 days from now because the system is down.
I have been with CVS for many years and actually have a very dear friend that works at one of the two locations I've had these repeated bad experiences with. Rarely is a situation made right, never is there an apology for my inconvenience. Something needs to be done about this broken system in regards to both the employee and medication refill/delivery processes. Thank you for your time.
I visit almost every day the CVS store # 931, located at 101 Hialeah Drive, Hialeah, Florida 33010 . Today, Monday August 19th, at about 12:30 PM I visit the store and the cashier was the manager, I believe his name is Edwin. I paid with my debit card and ask for "cash back" because I need to have 2 ten dollar bills. He refused to give me to ten dollar bills and he said in a military way: "If I give you 2 ten dollar bills I would be short of ten dollar bills for future customers". I told him to cancel the transaction and he refused. He never said I'm sorry or let me check with others cashiers. He did nothing to accommodate me.
I'm a 24 year old female battling a brain tumor and recently had my 12th surgery on a Friday! I was released from the hospital with a prescription! I had a broken jaw with my mouth wired shut from getting a biopsy threw the inside of my mouth! And in order to do this they drilled my left jaw in half! I was weak tired and fatigued! I was always a Walgreens customer but had to switch because i had express scripts! From the beginning CVS has treated me horribly!
I don't know if its because of my age but they always give me hassle and embarrassement and torture to get my pain medication filled! I've never once abused or got early refills on my medication, these are things I searched to try and understand why they gave me such grief! I read maybe it was due to my age! But the day after my brutal surgery with a clear broken jaw and swollen head cvs would read my 10mg Percocet prescription and say immediately they didn't have it when they didn't even look!
Others said I couldn't fill medication there cause I've never been there before! So question how do they get new customers!! There always has to be a first time, even if it might be pain meds!They wouldn't even look me up in the system! I drove to 5 different CVS at first hearing there own versions of reasons why they would give me medication, some I knew we're lies because I've gotten my medicine filled there before! One said since it was Percocet my dr would of given me a second medicine that reacts with the Percocet and battling a brain tumor for 2 years I know that was not true! Another cvs said they don't give that dosage out and I knew that was a lie cause one other time I got my medicine there!
The main reason this was all happening was because my CVS that knows me was just out for the first time ever! So it sent me on a 5 hour man search after just getting out of surgery the day before! I even went to a CVS the next town over and they said since they weren't the city in which I lived they couldn't fill my meds which is another lie because CVS having 4,100 locations supposedly you can fill your medicine anywhere! And also I've filled my medicine once in the city my parents lived and in a city 100 miles away where i got treatment!
Im extremely aggravated and insulted how CVS is treating! I wish I could go back to Walgreens! Just because I'm 24 doesn't make me a drug addict! My dr closely monitors me and most of the time I refill my medicine weeks past the refill date! If I was an addict wouldn't I be there the day of! I know pharmacist have to be good judges of characters but what was sad was I had a wired mouth broken jaw face severely swollen and I'm battling cancer but none would even look me up they just instantly turned me away when they saw the medicine I was on! I didn't realize people after surgery shouldn't be allowed to get their medicine! I drove to over 12 CVS by the end of the day in a weak condition and the treatment was horrible until finally one CVS pharmacist was the sweetest woman ever and saved my life! She looked me up and filled my medicine in 10 minutes and asked for the first time how was I doing! I broke down and cried! In relief! I never knew pharmacist could be so cruel! I've had issues before with them but never like what I went through today!
I get I'm not old but isn't it bad as well that as a 24 year old i have to battle this illness! Again I've never given question that I was abusing my meds and second for 2 years I've never gone up on dosage which most patients do due to tolerances! I feel battling these surgeries and illnesses I deserve to be pain free and be treated with better dignity! It's not like I walked in and was a young girl that "looked healthy or like an addict like most Pharmacist try and look for or look at my history and see signs of abuse" but no I physically was showing all the signs of just having major surgery!
I'm waiting for the day to go back to Walgreens! CVS is sad and stereotyping! I know I'll hear some response like Pharmacist have to do their job when it comes to pain meds but they didn't do it correctly at all didn't try calling the hospital or lookin me up or realizing I need my medicine just by looking at me! They just turned me way one after the other in a cruel judgmental fashion! The excuses is what really got to me because pharmacies that previously helped me changed their policy all of a sudden common yeah right! Every other cvs is allowed to give 10mg out and now ur not!? And Than the CVS that made the lie of you can only fill your medicine in the city in which you live?
What happend if someone got hit by a car on vacation and got pain meds?! is CVS gonna turn them away!? Noooo! Lastly after 2 years on and off this medicine the Pharmacist said a doctor would always give you a counter acting medicine with Percocet and until i got that Medicine which they wouldnt even tell me the name of, That's was bull! Percocet 10 mg isn't even near the strongest dose of medicine and my drs have been appalled when they heard this story an told me to immediately complain! I'm scared in 4 weeks will I get the same treatment when I start radiation! Im realizing looking sick doesn't help me what about the day I'm not will they turn me away more if I look "healthy"!
I cant keep stressing and fighting with CVS about the medicine! I hope this complaint gets me somewhere! And look on my file and clearly see no signs of abuse! Yes I'm on pain medicine but I NEED it to have some quality of life! And I deserve it! I live in Boca Raton, Fl! Yes Florida supposedly is drug addiction capital I've read but the laws should be no different! And Deerfield beach fl shouldn't lie to their customers about not being able to fill Boca Raton scripts! I'm done now! Hopefully this can be resolved and I don't have to keep battling CVS or ever have to drive to 12 locations over 5 hours in severe conditions again!
If the CVS that finally filled my Scripts would of denied me I would of had not one CVS left to go to in Boca and plus it was Saturday at 7 pm and it was magically a 24 hour pharmacy!! And as Deerfield beach CVS said its not like I could of gone to another one in a diff city(lie)!!!! So that would of meant i would have been sent home to suffer and no one woth this amount of pain should ever have to! I can finally get some sleep and not worry about being in brutal agony and pain! Heather A very disappointed customer
Myself and a few of my friends went to high school with the current Manager of CVS in Closter, NJ, who's name is Andrew Rost. He has been a CVS employee for the last 7 years, and manager for the last 3 years. Everytime one of us walks into CVS, Andrew is no where to be found. We don't go to "hang out" with him, we go to shop, and ask questions if necessary. When Andrew is finally located by another employee, he is usually dressed in baggy jeans and a t-shirt, with no name tag attached stating that he's an employee or manager. When a question is asked of Andrew, his response is usually negative and rude. We have witnessed on numerous occasions Andrew stealing from CVS, and being rude to other customers. Just this past weekend, my friend's father was in the store, and when he asked Andrew a question about an item, Andrew ignored him and just walked right past him. My friend's father found this to be extremely rude and unprofessional, especially since Andrew is a manager. Complaints to other managers have been made, but no attempts to resolve this issue have occured. Andrew should not be a manager or employee of CVS if he can't be polite to the store's customers, plain and simple.
My mother has her prescriptions at CVS. She has them on prefill. On March 4th 2013 we received a automated call that her prescriptions were ready. On the 5th she called to confirm and only one of 10 prescriptions had been done. My mother has been taking the same 10 pilss for 3 years. Every month its a problem. I went in to get them 1 1/2 hours after the call and they were not done. I told the cashier that i would not wait more then 20 minutes as we were told give them an hour.
Upon my remark that I was going to wait, Mark flew around the corner and told me to get out of his pharmacy. He was tired of us always complaining. Then he said I am, not filling any more of your prescriptions , get out. I said they are not mine there my Moms. At that he said she should be on prefill if you don't want to wait. I said she is. He did not know what to say. The person in the chair next to me said"I can't believe what that pharmacist just said. I want him spoken to as I did nothing wrong. Its his people.
I was at the CVS store today on Preston Road in Frisco Tx. I approached the cash register to checkout my items. The cashier was helping a customer with their photos, that was fine so I waited. The store manager was behind the counter with his back to me talking on the phone about the election results. I was the only one in line and I was completly ignored. At this point the milk delivery person walked in, the store manager hung up the phone and walked to the back of the store with the delivery person. At this point I was fed up with the service. I was the only person in line and the manager couldnt help me? Really? what kind of service is that. I proceeded to drop all of my items on the floor where i was standing and walked out of the store. Let me tell you if you (CVS) can teach your employees what customer service is I will happily go to Walmart or Walgreens for my items.
There is only one person at the Country Club CVS Pharmacy to complain about but she makes things so difficult for workers and customers something needs to be done to remove her from this Store, in my opinion any other as well. (the other staff is incredible) She is Rude, hateful and obnoxious to Customers as well as contacting a Doctor, (and or her office staff) for a resolution to a problem. I have talked to her "or tried to" she rolls her eyes at you, doesn't understand, and thinks she's always in the right. She royally screwed up on my Medications and refills so badly it had to be changed to four different numbers. She's hateful to the other staff and one of the most lazy people (too good to help) that I've ever seen.
My Doctors office said they hoped they never had to deal with her again, she was that bad when she called them, which she was not asked to do. I could call the Doctor myself and told her so. She won't listen as her feeling is she knows it all. Her communication is horrid. I'm sure she's intellegent but should not be doing what she does unless she can consider other people, and the responsibility of her job Her name is Tuyet. I truly hope I never have to see this rude woman again, if it comes to it I'll change Pharmacies to see I don't need to deal with her terrible, lazy attitude. Please help her co-workers, and Customers by removing her from this Store.
On 03-04-13, I submitted four prescriptions to be filled at CVS Pharmacy in Missouri City, TX. I returned and picked up my prescriptions, which were for asthma. When I checked my prescriptions I found four prescriptions, three with labels one without. I went back to the pharmacy and found it was closed. I attempted to try to have the prescription refilled at a 24 hours CVS pharmacy, willing to give them the unmarked bottled for a marked bottle. I was told they could not help me. I coughed all night long. This is totally unacceptable.
I was given the incorrect pain medication by CVS Pharmacy, and was not aware of it until I had taken the pills for 2 months. It was during a follow-up visit with my physician that I mentioned the medication change and was told there had not been a change in my prescription. I checked with the pharmaceutical staff at CVS and found out the original script my doctor had written definitely was not the pills I had been taking. This wasn't the first time something like this has happen, but previously I caught the error before taking the drug and returned the prescription. This incident has really upset me!
The CVS in Round Rock at Old Settlers. They kept telling me that my prescription would be done at a certain time, but when I came to pick it up they kept me waiting three times for the same medication. What was going to take 30 minutes ended up being 1 hour and 45 minutes.
After disastrous results health wise from being given generic instead of brand name medication, as had been given for over 2 years, I spoke with a night pharmacist about it. She told me that they had the option to give generic if doctor did not specify, unless consumer requested differently.
I asked her how I would know this, and where would I find this written, but she changed the subject and never answered. I told her about the negative results, saying that I wanted the brand as I had been receiving. I also requested a copy of the prescription that my doctor had written.
It showed where the doctor HAD written Synthroid. The pharmacist became rude, telling me that I would have to pay cash as my insurance had already been charged for the generic. Again citing the negative effects of the generic, I told her I would pay for it.
After that, she told me that she would put a note into my record to let others know to dispense only specific brand. I received a call to pick up a refill today. I picked it up, did not check because of being told a note had been put in. 19 miles and 25 minutes later (times 3), I discovered that I had again been provided with generic. I went back, had to again explain the need for brand and not generic, undergo interrogation as if I was trying to obtain something illegally, then was reluctantly provided the correct medication.
All of this took place in front of other customers. Talk about HIPPA violations! As of today I will be having all future prescriptions filled at a different pharmacy. I might have felt differently if I had been provided an apology, or at least a sympathetic word instead of such rudeness.
When calling pharmacy at chatsworth avenue cvs in larchmont I could not get my presciption filled because the hold time was more than 10 minutes. My dr tried to call with pre aprroval for a script and the wait time made it impossible to talk to anyone. So I have waited two days for a script that I need. I just had a total hip replacement and m in terrible pain because of bad customer service and people not doing their jobs in a timely manner. This cvs pharmasist is not capable and needs to be replaced. I will not go to this cvs because of her anymore. Please give this cvs a look and see if you can do something. She is unprofessional and spaced out. I have seen crazy situations at this pharmacy in past and realize that you at cvs needs to be aware. Thank you. Please contact me with questions
During my employment with CVS, I noticed that my check stubs indicated sick pay had been used.
Since I do not take off from work, I was rather puzzled.
I spoke to other employees, who stated that the Manager (Sam Cortis) had used their sick pay as well as his own,
even though they had not called off from work.
I asked why the Manager did this, and I was informed that he used the sick pay to prevent going over his budget hours.
Some of the employees were aware of what was going on, but were afraid of getting terminated if they were to report it. (myself included)
This is very unethical, and do not understand how a big corporation would continue to employ an individual that does this!
I went into your CVS this morning located at 2 center plaza, Boston ma. I went there to have my son's prescription filled for Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine Britanny advised me she didn't have the medicine in stock. I explained to her that it would be ok if I picked it up towards the end of the week. She advised me she wouldn't have it later in the week either. I told her that I needed to get it filled because it is due to expire tomorrow and asked if she could see if any other CVS in the area had the medicine. She handed the prescription back to me and suggested that I go through the yellow pages and call the different CVS stores to see if they had the medicine.
I must admit I was slightly taken back by this comment the last time I check I worked in customer relations but not for CVS. What has gone wrong with us a society when everyone acts as though you are bothering them when asking them to do their job .I have been a faithful customer of CVS for several years. I have always taken all of my family prescriptions to CVS but if this is direction your customer service is heading in I will be happy to transfer my business to Walgreens.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Wife dropped off prescription at 5:30 central time. I come in at 7 to pick up. Tech takes my info then tells me he is checking on it. 25 minutes go by. I walk back up to the counter from sitting and waiting and he ask for my info again. Then tells me after I ask that prescription had never been filled. It has now been over an hour with no results. Still waiting. Others customers are complaining. This is bad business.
Hello, I just visited the CVS/pharmacy at 874 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA. I visit this store a least 3-4 time weekly. Once you enter the store there is a smell of mold/mildew, at first I thought it was because it had rained. Butt the smell has become unbearable to the fact that today I had to leave. I coughed until I had to vomit and I am still coughing while sending you this note. I had to have some else make my purchase because the smell is so bad. Prior to leaving I aksed the store manager what is the smell and he saild they do not know where the smell is coming from. I am know expert of smell, but I think it is coming from the rugs, when they are/were wet. I would greatly appreciate if you look into this matter. I love shopping at your store and would like to continue to be a customer, but can not be a value customer if this issues is not resovled.
My complaint is against CVS Pharmacy #6614 Havre de Grace, Maryland. Went to get my Persciption fill the day i was released from the Hospital after surgery. My presciption was for 30 pills to be taken 1-2 tab. every 4 to 6 hours for pain. At the time of pick up I thought the the bottle looked light. But proceded home not feeling well. After a couple of days it just bothered me and decided to count the pills. According to the inventory i took i was missing 13 pills. Ok, maybe they didn't have enough in stock to fill my entire script.
I was filling better so i didn't think it was a big deal. But the more I thought about it i got curious. I stop into the pharmacy to inquire about why there was a shortage of pills. I spoke to the pharmacist, she checked her records and told me i recieved 30 pills. I immediately said, NO WAY! But want else can the say. I think there is a dishonest tech or pharmacist working in that Pharmacy. Someone needs to conduct and audit of their controls. I' m sure there have been others.
I went threw drive thru today and I had to wait at the window for 10-15,minutes before I was even acknowledged.
I shop at cvs a lot and I have been a cvs pharmacy customer for many many years and have never had such bad service. I am very very dissatisfied with how long I had to wait to even be acknowledged at the window. Horrible.
I have gone to CVS's in many cities I've lived in for many years to fill my Rx's. I have never encountered such a RUDE person as Stephanie at your Mattis St location in Champaign IL. I know her boss, Amy, and she would want to know as well how rude she treated me! At this point, I don't want to deal with her again so I am thinking about leaving CVS. You would lose a 10 yr customer because of this woman!!! She needs some serious training in customer service!!!! Carol Stuff 317.879.5862 I'm open to talking about Stephanie more to provide details.
Hi my complaint is about our local CVS pharmacy here in Spring Valley New York, Rockland County. I have several medications which need refills and one being a high blood pressure medication. Alot of the time they have automatic refills and I get a call from someone at the pharmacy asking me to pick up the medication, but when I get there they tell me there is nothing on file. Other times I am asked thru an automated service to refill the presciptions and when I do I get a confirmation call the next day and when I go still no record of any medication.
I have also brought in scripts from the doctor dropped it off and being told to come back in an hr, a pharmacist then tells me are you sure you have something to pick up there is nothing on file. I then tell them how is nothing on file when I brought it in myself andhanded it to one of you guys. I think this incompetence can lead to someone getting really sick especially if I come to get my blood pressure meds and my blood pressure goes through the roof because I'm dealing with stupid people. This weekend I got an automated message that my prescription was ready for pick up.
So I go through the drive thru and some girl asks for my info so I give her my DOB. She then asks me about my son named Raymond also. Ok? I gave my DOB not his why ask me about him? Then she tells me what they all tell me. "there is nothing on file" I ask how is that possible if I got an automated message for the last 2 days telling me to come get my meds. I get ready to drive off and tell this girl that this is ridiculous and it's not the firt time that this happens. She gets real nasty and tells me "it's not my fault, I wasn't the one who called you" So then I tell her I'm a customer and I happen to be upset and she doesn't have to get stupid with me.
She then tells me " I ain't getting stupid with you, you are getting stupid with yourself" I think someone needs to check in on this CVS pharmacy because it's not being run right. We have to deal with long lines inside and at the drive thru. And then have to deal with people who want to have attitudes. the address there is CVS Pharmacy 274 Old Nyack Turnpike Spring Valley, NY 10977 (845) 371-4671.
To whom this letter concerns: I have been a loyal CVS costumer for a little over a year. I have always had excellent service especially by the folks working in the pharmacy until today, January 24th, 2013. Around 1230 i went to go pick up two prescriptions, amitriptyline and hydrocodone w/ acetamenophine. Anytime I have been prescribed a strong narcotic medication i do have the habit of counting them when I get back home. Today when I counted them there were just 35 tablets when the prescription called for 40. I thought i had to have counted them wrong until on the second count I again counted only 35. I thought there had to be some kind of mistake or perhaps the bottle wasn't closed so I went down to my car and even looked around the outside of my car just to make sure if somehow I had possibley dropped some if the bottle was open. The 5 pills were not there nor were they in the CVS bag i brought the prescriptions from my car into my apartment. I did count them for a third time and again, counted only 35 tablets. When I called to tell the pharmacist this she said sorry we can't do anything since they were double counted. This really shocked me seeing as it is a felony to steal any kind of prescrition medication. I am not so upset at the fact I will be unable to take the 2 days of prescription as I am upset that someone there is stealing medication. There was one new male I saw behind the counter whom I had not seen there before. How am I ever to trust the people in this pharmacy again? Am I supposed to have them count all of my medication in front of me from now on? As a paying and honest person and customer I had assumed I would be taken more seriously and that my complaint would at least be investigated somehow by looking at the servalence cameras or checking their prescription bottles with the number of tablets not in the bottle. I feel extremely upset and betrayed by this pharmacy (92nd and Greenfield, West Allis, WI). I would really like to hear back from someone who can rectify this issue. I even called my Doctor's office to verify the number of tablets Dr. Wong, Walter K.T. had prescribed for me. My number is #262-442-1843 and birthdate is 12 August 1981. Please respond at your earliest convenience, the sooner the better. If this happened to me I am sure that I am not the only one who is having their medication stolen. Whomever double counted the medication is either a REALLY bad counter or is stealing the medication. Thank you.
My prescription were do in about a week, so I called ahead to have them refilled. the auto teller informed me that one had no more refills and to contact my doctor and that is what I did. My doctor is a sleep specialist and only comes in every two weeks ,but I called when he was in. so he got the script ready to be faxed when cvs called. so I caaled the auto teller for a week solid to make sure my script was ready... it was still not ready. so on the fith day I called doctors office and they assured me that cvs had not called, then I called cvs in Danville Ky. and asked to speak to the pharmacy and I told the story to the pharmasist on duty. He blamed it on the doctors office and I told him what they had just told me mimutes before I called he became very hostil and very rude, he would not admit to fault or opligize for his rudeness, I even asked for the manager and he said he was the manager, he would not give me anumber to call and report him to, he would just keep rambling about how he works ten hours a day and that he was not going to be held accountable for what the auto teller told me. the only reason I go to cvs is because my insurance says I have to. we are now trying to get our hr manager at work to fix it where we can go some place else. Im not the only one who does not like CVS in Danville Ky. David Luzt is the jerk i had to deal with. you really need to do something with this guy he has no buisness dealing with the public!!!
I have never chose to take Methadone but, my Doctor has chosen it for me.. I have been to your Seffner location three times and ask them if they would please order them for me. I never get a straight answer from anyone except ,were just out. I understand that this is a controlled substance but really. Your company is in the prescription business not the ,I think you are a drug abuser business. This has gotten way out of hand for people that need them. I will keep addressing this until i get an answer that makes good since.
The last 2 times I have called in the day before for refills go to pick up after time entered and are still not ready. I thought the idea of calling ahead was you wouldnt have to wait. I could see if I go before time entered but go after the fact. If it happened once I could handle it but twice in a roll is to much.
On Monday October 28, 2012 I called the CVS pharmacy located at 2100 Dublin-Granville Rd. Columbus Ohio 43229. I called at approximately 8:05a.m. and when the young lady asked me what time I would be to pick up my prescription I told her 8:00p.m. That night I went to CVS to pick up the prescription a little after 9:00p.m. There was one lady in front of me who was very upset that her medicine was not yet avavilable. While the person who was waiting on her tried to correct the situation, no one else came to the counter to wait on the other customers. When it was finally my turn, 15 minutes later, I was told that my prescription was not ready. I told her that it was unacceptable that my medicine was not ready and I had phoned in the prescription at 8:00a.m. and told them that I would be there at 8:00p.m. And at that point I was later then I told them that I would arrive. There is no excuse that one prescription cannot be filled in 13 and 1/2 hours when there are like 5-6 people working there. I would also like to complain that there has been several times that I have walked up to that particular counter and have not be acknowledge for several minutes!! There has been times when I have went in there and there is a LONG line all the way down an aisle and no one will come and assist the customers to get them in and out and give them a pleasant experience. The only reason I continue to use this pharmacy is because it is open 24 hours a day. This situation should be addressed promptly s0 that others will not have the poor customer service that I have unfortunately experienced!!!
On 12/13/12, 1100 hrs, I droppped my prescription for MS 15mg off at the CVS Pharmacy, Store 7287 located on the corner of Park and Jupiture in the City of Plano, Texas. It is now 1100 hrs, 12/18/12 and still have yet to receive my medication, nor have the store attempted to followup with me as to why the medication have not arrived in their pharmacy. There must be a set procedure in assisting a customer in getting his or her medication in a timely manner. I am in severe pain but no empathy has been shown by CVS. Before I make this matter public I want this matter handle. I have served my country well (20+ years military and 20 years Deputy Sheriff ), I am willing to take this matter to the media. You truly need to enter the store as a secret shopper and monitor the store operations. I will give this complaint 48 hrs before I contact the local media. I know it's all about money but you should feel my pain.
Hi there! My name is Laura Tidwell. I am writing you to let you know, that the 24 hour CVS in Columbus Georgia, is disorganized, disrespectful, and trained improperly. After Express Scripts stopped working with Walgreens, I was required to move to CVS, it was my only other option. From Day one I have had repeatedly had extremely poor service, and I am fed up. I have gone up to the pharmacy, called the pharmacy, and talked to two pharmacists. I gget this recorded message routinely double filling my orders,when I went up there, they took it off automatic refill, but I was not asked if I wanted to be on it in the first place...I have only spoken with one respectful pharmacist since I have been there, and she is a floater. I have had enough! Your phaarmacy should be shut down. Your staff are horrible. Also, your teenagers running the pharmacy run around like a chicken with their heads cut off, because of the pharmacy's poor organization. I am so disgusted with this pharmacy, it makes my blood pressure go up. I have absolutely had enough! I mean, enough! I don't know how you stay in business!
Had an emergency UTI and required medication. Gave the prescription to CVS and she charged us $38. I gave her my Human Walmart Card and she said the computers were down. Later I checked pricing and for the same product elsewhere it was much lower. I will never go to CVS if I have a choice. This was the only 24 hour Pharmacy open. The medication was for nitrofurantoin which is a generic. Is there anything I can do about this overcharge?
My cardiologist upgraded the mg on my medication that I take for my blood pressure. I called to see if it was ready and the pharmacist informed me that it was indeed ready and I owed a copay, but I don't pay a copay because I have 2 insurances for part D. after I brought this to his attention he said I should contact my insurance co about it. when all he had to do was re-bill it to my secondary insurance like the tech did the next day. I also needed my insulin refilled and was told that it was not in my profile when in fact the next day I find that it had to be ordered because there was not enough to fill my prescription. First of all this was not the first time this sort of thing happened between me and this pharmacist and I have been witness to other customers swearing they would go to another pharmacy due to Dr Malla's behavior.
Somehow this pharmacy always says they cannot fill any pain medications even when the prescriptions are from your Doctor. I have been going to this pharmacy for over 30yrs. without a problem until this pharmacist started working at this location. It is imperative that I get my meds. in a timely manner and I am due to have surgery on Feb. 15th, 2015, and will need to fill some kind of pain medication, why should my family have to travel 16 miles to fill my medication when my regular pharmacy is less than .3 tenths of a mile away from my house?
i live in middletown new jersey 07748 Palmer ave and high way 36…. i have a problem with the store manager..my son works for them and he gets treated bad all the time from other employees .like he made $40 dollars in tips in April 4th 2014 and the manager over there said he was not getting it because it was his store policy..not cvs policy…. my son reads it all the time…but in there employee hand book it does not say anything about tip from customers .my son had a conversation with the costumer he was being polite and he gave him $40 dollars because he was being nice. and Im tired of hearing my son cry over this he may be 21 years old but every one need there parents at some point in there life to guide them threw this.my son has good communicating skills with costumers and they love him there… because he is so polite to them..my son takes a lot… he may works one day a week and he do not care as long as he has a job.god bless him for staying there.i want him to leave but he fights me on this..but what are you going to do about this? they are at age..
On Thursday, April 3, 2014, I was involved in a very disturbing and unsettling incident at the CVS store at Highway 58 and Hal Drive in Chattanooga, TN. As I was checking out at the register, I had a question about the some of the items that I was purchasing. I was in the process of asking the cashier at the register about the items when another clerk (who was not involved) walked up and interuppted the conversation. I tried to explain my question to him and he began to answer me by making nasty, smart alecky remarks. I had been in the store on another occasion, when he behaved the same way when I asked him a question. This was the 2nd time that I had been subjected to his rude behavior, and I was not going to be treated this way again. I told him that he had a negative attitude and that this was no way to behave when you worked with the public. He continued being rude to me and I then asked to speak with the manager. He said the manager (Jeremy) was he the back and that he would gladly get him. All the while he continued his verbal assault, After about 15 minutes, Jeremy came to the front. I explained how rudely the clerk had spoken to me, and he (Jeremy) began to make excuses for the clerk’s bad behavior. I refused to accept his excuses because there’s no reason to treat anyone as disrespectfully as the clerk had treated me. At this time, Jeremy too, began to speak to me nastily. I wondered why they had both treated me so badly and came to the conclusion that maybe it was because I am Black or that I am elderly or they are related. Whatever their reasoning, I don’t feel that there is ever a reason to treat anyone so disrepectfully because they only ask a question. I shop at this CVS once or twice every week, but I wonder if I should take my business elsewhere because there’s also a Walgreens and a Rite Aid on the same street. It’s all on camera!!!
She knew I was having to wait while I was in my wheelchair. Praying it wouldn’t start raining. She saw me waiting. She made me sit there while she filled a bunch of other ones. They went on to the shelf. I said something about her rude looking way, to one of the other pharmisist the time I went before. I think she made me sit there in my wheelchair longer because I am used to being treeted real nice when I’m there. She changed the way I feel about going there. I don’t have alot to be happy about! I’m 45 & permanently disabled! I used to be happy when I went to CVS! She changed that!
RPH Brandi M. Duncan on my bottle
In preparing to leave USA for extended Bahama cruise aboard private vessel stopped in at CVS pharmacy on Alton Rd in South Miami beach for refill of test strips to cover cruising time. Imagine my surprise when I went to use those test strips to find they were expired on 12/31/13.
I purchased them in late Februaryomthis means they sat on shelf at pharmacy for just over six weeks afterexpiration date and then were sold to me by a pharmacist I had explicit conversation with about leaving country. I filed a complaint with CVS and then contacted Facebook page of CVS after hearing nothing from them. I did get response and contact asked for me to forward my complaint to FB so it could be forwarded to customer service. It’s now been eleven days and situation still unresolved and all I have gotten is runaround?
My daughter in USA has had several conversations with various CVS employees about this problem on my behalf and still nothing is being done because the guy that is supposed to have already handled this situation left for vacation without doing anything. And sent word back via another staff member that I could use expired strips up to four months after exp date….my machine will not accept an expired code key at all and he is wrong!
I have asked for someone to contact Watermakerair.com for instructions on having replacement product brought to Staniel cay Yacht Club, Staniel Cay, Exuma, Bahama as I feel CVS should step up and ship at cost of CVS Pharmacy! There are no pharmacies or stores here for me to buy testing supplies and I feel since CVS was negligent iin Following proper inventory control policy and having been made aware of problem CVS is still not caring one way or another and it’s MY health that is at risk due to their negligence.
On March 25 I made a trip to the CVS pharmacy Hac. Hgts. to order Mag-Tab SR. they placed the order and said to come back the next day. I came back on the 27, so they would have an extra day to receive them in. Now the problem. On the 27th. no Mag-Tabs. They could not find them on the shelf. They asked to see the old bottle so they would know what the bottle looks like. I was never asked for my name to order them by, When I tried to give them my name I was told they don’t need it.
This happens almost every time. This is very bad service. I was told they would reorder if I bring in the bottle again. Not going to happen. Walgreens is just as close, so is Right Aid. I have been going to this CVS store for about 25 years, going back to when it was Savon drug store. This is not expectable service and will not be tolerated. I want you to know why I am changing drug stores. I also plan to have my Proscription drugs transferred. I hope you can fix this problem, I don’t want to move to another store, but will. IF I don’t hear back by the 28th. I will change stores.
I am a long-time customer at the subject pharmacy. On Mar 14, 2017, i placed a refill order thru your automated system for RX No 333009 (90 tabs of Diovan 320 mg). After I picked up this prescription along with a few others on Mar 20, 2014 and returned home, I found that I had been dispensed only 30 tabs; worse, I had been charged for 90 tabs. I called and spoke to an “Eric”, who said he was the pharmacist. He said he will replace with a 90-day supply, if I brought the 30-day bottle back.
I went back to the store around 10:15 am on Mar 21, 2014. A “Sarah”, who I was told was the pharmacist, attended to me. I explained the problem to her, and gave her the 30-tablet bottle, the cash register receipt and the papers that came with it. I had some other papers with me, not pertaining to the matter at hand. Sarah looked at the papers in my hand, and wanted to see them. I explained to her that those papers didn’t pertain to the issue, and that I had already given her everything she needed. She kept insisting about the other papers.
After a few words, she probably realized that I had indeed given her whatever she needed, which she hadn’t looked at properly previously. I was finally given the right quantity. During all this meaningless altercation, Sarah didn’t have the decency to express any regrets for the inconvenience I had been put through, because of a mistake on CVS’s part. In fact, Eric hadn’t expressed any regrets on the previous day either. Your pharmacists need some basic training on dealing with customers. The attitude that they are doing the customers a favor needs to change fast, as customers have other pharmacies falling over backwards for their business. Everytime I go in, there is a new pharmacist at CVS who treats you as a total stranger. This is another problem customers have to contend with. I would be interested to know how you propose to instill some professionalism in your operation.
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