Pharmacy give-away causes trouble in small town - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/8/09

Pharmacy give-away causes trouble in small town

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By Cassie Hataway | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - What seemed like a good idea for a Forth of July parade giveaway caused an up-roar in West Virginia.  It was a seemingly innocent effort to promote the neighborhood pharmacy in which employees passed out treats to all of the kids. The treats turned out to be candy placed inside little pill bottles from the pharmacy. 

Angry parents objected that medicine and candy should never be confused.  Of course, Dr. Billie Toler of the Main Street Medical Center Pharmacy apologized saying, "We won't do the pill bottles again because obviously what we thought was innocent was harmless some people while others took the wrong way and I can appreciate that".

One of the strangest things about this incident is that it actually happened twice in that same parade by a separate business who was also handing out prescription bottles with candy inside.

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