Attorneys General from Ohio and 27 other states and U.S. territories have written to the chief executives of major U.S. pharmacy chains urging them to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Wal-Mart announced it will cut more than 600 jobs from an optical plant in Lockbourne.
Many small towns in the United States think of Wal-Mart as the killer of their businesses, the enemy of small town economy. That may very well be the case, but in one small Ohio city the economy could be better if Wal-Mart had not moved.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the emergency contraception, Plan B often called the morning after pill, for over-the-counter sale in August. But at least for one Ohio couple, obtaining the medication was not that easy.
Wal-Mart stores in Ohio today began selling certain generic prescription drugs for 4 dollars. Company officials say the reduced priced prescriptions represent about a quarter of the prescriptions dispensed in the United States. The company says it’s passing the saving on to customers. But critics of the giant retailer suspect other motives.