Duane Reade settles probe

September 18, 2006

Duane Reade will pay $50,000 to state consumer affairs officials to settle an investigation into sales of expired products. The New York-based drugstore chain also agreed not to sell nonprescription drugs, infant formula, baby food, and cosmetics beyond their expiation dates.

Duane Reade will pay $50,000 to state consumer affairs officials to settle an investigation into sales of expired products. The New York-based drugstore chain also agreed not to sell nonprescription drugs, infant formula, baby food, and cosmetics beyond their expiation dates. In addition, Duane Reade must check those products before they are put on shelves and arrange to destroy items that are expired, according to the state division of consumer affairs. The company issued a statement that said, "Resolving this matter is consistent with our initiative to focus on improving the overall customer shopping experience and we will look forward to continuing to provide the finest customer service and quality products to our valued customers."

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