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Retailers alone can't defeat meth problem

July 8, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

When drug store chains begin to take steps to tackle the methamphetamine problem in Appalachia - but that will also undoubtedly affect their bottom lines - customers should stand up and take notice. Last year, Rite Aid stores in West Virginia stopped stocking single-ingredient pseudoephedrine products. Fruth Pharmacy was the first drug-store chain in the state to stop selling the medication. Now CVS Pharmacy has announced it will stop selling the product in its 50 stores across the state. And Walgreens has given notice it plans to do the same.



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