Customers complain that they need to recycle old CVS pill bottles. CVS managed to buy the pharmacies held by Target for two billion dollars. Clients may not be aware of the fact that this decision brings a lot of profit for both companies. The new CVS bottles are replacing the medicine bottles used by Target in the past. Now that CVS took over Target’s business, they’ve changed the bottles into a classic model, with a difficult cap. The Associated Press argues that old customers remained dedicated to Target’s ClearRx bottles.
- Target pharmaceutical company was recently bought by CVS.
- CVS pill bottles newly introduced are not appealing to their customers.
In 2005, Target received appreciation from its clients for the ClearRx bottles. The label on those bottles had a visible writing; they were childproof and displayed colorful circles for people not to mix up medication prescriptions. The Industrial Design Society of America gave Target the Design of the Decade award for that product. What is more, their product was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Quartz published information which confirms that some customers who were irritated about this change, signed numerous petitions as a protest. Others are reusing the old CVS pill bottles, without thinking that it could be dangerous. Mixing up some pills with the remains of other pills could have a terrible result.
Some clients who preferred Target pharmacies were asking for the old bottles back and requested making the new CVS pill bottles disappear. The Associated Press argued that a Target customer, Christina Mihalek of Cincinnati underlined the importance of those colorful circles on the bottle that existed in the past. Now, without them, she accidentally took some blood pressure pills for antibiotics and passed out. After the incident, she wrote to the pharmaceutical company.
Reusing of Old Empty Pill Bottles (CVS)
Another loyal customer called Vivian Ruth Sawyer, dug out of the bin some old Target bottles because she didn’t like the CVS pill bottles newly introduced on the market. Even those old empty pill bottles (CVS) don’t have the appropriate expiration date, at least she can tell her medicine prescriptions apart.empty pill bottles cvs
Shelley Ewalt from Princeton, another client, asserted that it was easier for her to open those old Target pill bottles. She also requested a replace for the CVS pill bottles with the old ones.
What would you do if you were one of this customers? Would you keep the old Target bottles or get used to the CVS pill bottles?
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