April 25, 2002
Statement by the Stop & Shop
Supermarket Company Regarding Oxycontin
Effective immediately, the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company will no longer
stock the product Oxycontin. The decision comes after the number of
robberies in drug stores throughout the region has continued to escalate.
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Stop & Shop is committed to providing for the needs of our customers, but
not at the expense of the safety of our customers and associates.
Stop & Shop Pharmacists will contact customers who are taking Oxycontin for
chronic conditions and advise them of the new policy. While the company will
not maintain a stock of Oxycontin, certain prescription orders may be
obtained on behalf of customers through the wholesaler. Customers who have
questions regarding an Oxycontin prescription or alternative therapies
should speak directly to their Stop & Shop Pharmacist.
Stop & Shop operates 226 pharmacies throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts,
New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, based in Quincy, Massachusetts, employs
more than 56,000 associates and operates 322 stores throughout
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey.