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Boycott Boots

On 17 Sep 2018 at 4:02pm We are being ripped off. wrote:
Tax avoidance and evasion are extremely common and many transnational corporations avoid paying tax in ways that may be legal, but which are clearly unethical and wrong
One of these is the parent company of the UK’s well-known high-street pharmacy: Alliance Boots.
One study estimates that the tax illegitimately avoided by Alliance Boots since 2007 amounts to £1.21 billion – enough to pay for 85,000 new nurses for one year, or to cover the prescription charges for the whole of England for almost three years. At the same time, Boots is expanding its service contracts in the NHS. There is something not right about companies like Boots profiting from the NHS whilst contributing to the country’s public deficit through tax avoidance.
But there are other reasons for health professionals to be concerned about Boots. Far from the friendly high street chemist we would like to it be, since its amalgamation into a multinational conglomerate, it appears that the ethos of Boots has shifted to focusing on profit generation – at the cost of customer health, safety and satisfaction.
Symptoms of this contamination by business logic include decisions to insist on selling products of questionable safety and heavy-handed labour practices affecting its staff.
In other words, Boots also provides a good case study of the corporatisation and commercialisation of health care. Even if we want the pharmacy retail sector to be left predominantly in the private sector, we want it to function as a proper and fair market. Not one which short-changes both professional pharmacists and the general public.

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On 17 Sep 2018 at 4:15pm Clifford wrote:
And the Lewes branch is a particularly clear example of everything in We are being ripped off's post.
On 17 Sep 2018 at 5:23pm jake wrote:
Haven't used them for years because of this very reason. Why would you anyway when we have wonderful independents like St Anne's Pharmacy? Vote with your feet.
On 17 Sep 2018 at 5:38pm Grace wrote:
And I see they allow fly tipping out side of the Lewes branch
On 17 Sep 2018 at 8:00pm Dean wrote:
Boots deals with Big Pharma. That's a movement responsible for vaccines, poisoning our kids, hushing up the truth and destroying the natural resources for fighting disease we're born with. Never trade with Boots. Kick them out.
On 17 Sep 2018 at 8:46pm Mark wrote:
I stopped using Boots years ago when it first emerged that they had become an utterly toxic organisation. But really? Vaccines? I think it's a plus that Smallpox and Tuberculosis are no more.
On 17 Sep 2018 at 10:51pm Earl of Lewess wrote:
Dean - Our "natural resources for fighting disease" didn't serve us terribly well before vaccines came along. In 1900, over 40% of deaths were among the under 14s. Perhaps you're a Darwinian and believe in the survival of the fittest, but as someone whose life was saved by vaccinations, I feel very grateful that I live in the modern age.
On 18 Sep 2018 at 8:21am nancy wrote:
I boycott boots. Stilettos only for me.
On 18 Sep 2018 at 10:57am Toff wrote:
I hate having to walk passed the smelly pile of filth outside Boots. Disgusting mess.
On 18 Sep 2018 at 4:04pm Adolph. wrote:
I love it when people refer to other human beings as filth especially the British people. I knew that they you would agree with me eventually. We are back with a vengeance,start building the camps!

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