Walgreens Fires Pharmacist for Stopping Robbery with his Legally Carried Firearm.

Pharmacist  Gets Fired for Using a Gun to Stop Robbery – Big Government.

Pharmacist Jeremy Hoven has a concealed carry license which he obtained subsequent to having his pharmacy robbed in 2007.  Workers at that pharmacy had asked Walgreens to step up security measures there, to no avail.

On May 8th, Hoven again was confronted by armed robbers at the Walgreens on Napier Avenue in Benton Township, Michigan.  The event was recorded on store cameras.

Police Lieutenant Delmar Lange supported Hoven’s actions, saying that Hoven had no alternative.    A store manager’s family  sent Hoven a thank-you card showing a pic of his four children.

Hoven had retreated as far as possible in the situation, and fired only after a robber jumped the counter and confronted him.

Walgreens policy allows customers in the store to have concealed carry weapons, but not employees.   Hoven stated that he had not been aware of this. Concerns about non-specific OSHA  regulations are possibly  to blame for the situation forbidding employees to carry firearms in this instance.   It’s OK only for customers and criminals.

Hoven’s lawyer is determining whether to pursue a wrongful termination lawsuit, which is likely to be a complex matter, but could  go further with the involvement of a government regulation.

You can give Walgreens a piece of your mind  at consumerrelations.bb@walgreens.com

Walgreens Pharmacies in Washington State to STOP Taking Medicaid Patients

Local News | Walgreens: no new Medicaid patients as of April 16 | Seattle Times Newspaper.

The reimbursement is too low.   That’s  121 pharmacies which will take no new medicaid patients as of April 16.   The reimbursement for prescriptions is too low for them to absorb the cost of serving that patient base.

This is a small taste of what will happen with further socialization of medicine.

A connected medical story within the same state……. 36  or more patients have been successfully killed pursuant to the new Washington  policy allowing physician assisted suicide.