Walgops, the grocery chain that has become a fixture of our urban landscape, is being sued by a family in California for allegedly failing to adequately educate consumers on the safety of their medications.
The lawsuit was filed by the California Family Institute, a California-based nonprofit that advocates for parents of young children.
The Family Institute’s complaint alleges that Walgop’s pharmacy was not adequately providing the families with information about the risks of prescription drug interactions.
According to the Family Institute website, Walgos products have a high potential for overdose, which has led to a spike in deaths among teens in California.
According to the lawsuit, the Family Instituiton also alleges that the Walgros pharmacy did not follow up with the families regarding the dangers of their prescription drugs.
According in the lawsuit: Walgarts pharmacies were also unable to respond to parents who expressed concern about Walgores medications.
The lawsuit alleges that in addition to not following up with parents, Wals pharmacists also did not provide the families adequate instructions for their prescription drug use, which is a safety concern for Walgoshprescription drugs.
The complaint also states that Walgasprescriptions were given to children in Walgaws pharmacy without their parents knowledge.
The Family Institute also accuses Walgofos of failing to follow through on an agreement that it would have pharmacies deliver medication to parents in exchange for an increase in Walgas prices.
The suit also accuses the company of failing “to ensure the safety and security of the pharmacists medications.”
The complaint seeks class action status and an injunction to prevent Walgox from continuing to offer Walgobas pharmacy.
Walgops representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the lawsuit.