Walgreens fined over closures at 2 Washington County pharmacies

Walgreens has been fined $10,500 by the state as a result of two of its Washington County pharmacies closed with out notification, as regulators proceed cracking down on unreported closures and the chain begins to shutter different places in Maine and across the nation.

Walgreens agreed to pay the penalty for 11 days of unreported closures between February and December 2022 at its web site on Dublin Road in Machias, and for six days of closures between Might and September 2022 at its North Road retailer in Calais, state information present.

The Maine Board of Pharmacy regulators stated they started investigating after receiving complaints final December about “frequent closures” on the shops. The regulators stated the corporate violated a requirement that it reviews to the board if a retailer deviates from remaining open a minimal of 40 hours per week.