Dueling Plans For Addressing Issues At Illinois Pharmacies

wlagreen’s pharmacy prescription
Walgreen's pharmacy manager Sarah Freedman stands in her store in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Evan Vucci/AP, file
wlagreen’s pharmacy prescription
Walgreen's pharmacy manager Sarah Freedman stands in her store in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Evan Vucci/AP, file

Dueling Plans For Addressing Issues At Illinois Pharmacies

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A new house bill that is coming under fire has proposed a restriction on pharmacist hours, implementing break time during their shifts, and whistleblower protection if they expose safety issues. It comes after a recent Chicago Tribune investigation discovered half of 255 pharmacies tested in the Chicago region did not warn consumers about prescriptions for potential drug interactions that could be harmful or fatal. Morning Shift talks Ray Long, one of the Tribune reporters behind the series.