Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Pharmacy agreed to retrain all staff on pharmacy procedures and to pay $650,000 to the state for a public awareness campaign about the proper use of prescription drugs.
The state Division of Consumer Affairs and CVS-Caremark reached an agreement addressing the commingling of prescription drugs at five New Jersey locations in 2012. A total of 15 parents who filled their children's chewable fluoride prescriptions in December 2011 and January 2012 at the CVS Pharmacy on Main Street in Chatham Borough reported noting tablets in the bottles that were not like the others. The strange pills turned out to be the breast cancer drug tamoxifen. Both pills are white, round and about the same size. Tamoxifen pills have the letter "M" stamped on one side and "274" on the other. Fluoride pills have the letters "SCI" on one side and the numbers "1007" on the other. Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the DCA said …
Monday, December 17, 2012
A woman from Union was robbed by a resident of Scotch Plains in the CVS parking lot on Dec. 16.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, December 17, 2012
The following information was provided by the Scotch Plains Police Department. On Sunday December 16, 2012 at approximately 4:45 p.m. the Scotch Plains Police received a call reporting a Robbery in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy located at 514 Park Ave. Scotch Plains. A 62 year old female from Union was walking in the parking lot when a male approached her and grabbed her pocketbook, the victim refused to let go and the suspect dragged her 3 parking spaces before letting go. He ran away without getting the pocketbook. The victim was treated for pain to her right side by JFK EMS at the scene, she refused to be transported to the Hospital. After conducting an investigation and interviewing witnesses and the victim, the Scotch …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs issued an alert for medications that may have been exposed to elevated temperatures.
Medication and other products purchased at CVS/pharmacy stores in Clark and Scotch Plains during June and July may not be fully effective, according to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. During the recent heat wave, the CVS/pharmacies at 514 Park Avenue in Scotch Plains and 60 Westfield Avenue in Clark experienced temporary air conditioning outages that may have affected the quality of temperature-sensitive products in the store at that time, said CVS Director of Corporate Communications Carolyn Castel. “Because the health and safety of our customers is our highest priority, and out of an abundance of caution, we are alerting customers of the two pharmacies about the temporary air conditioning outage and offering to replace any …