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What Target, Wal-Mart, Costco, Duane Reade and A&P have in common?

he Associated Press

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 1:22 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. — Five major pharmacy chains agreed Tuesday to print drug instructions at their New York stores in five languages other than English and indicated that they plan to expand the option to other states.

The companies are Target, Wal-Mart, Costco, Duane Reade and A&P. The agreements will also require the companies to provide oral assistance in more than 150 languages.

The companies, which together have 700 stores in New York state, agreed with state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to counsel and provide written translations in Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian and French.

The companies didn't agree to Polish translations, although other pharmacies agreed to that in previous deals with the attorney general.


Asked by Anonymous at 9:38 AM on Jul. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (19)
  • Just another government idea that cannot be sustained. You know these stores had to have been offered something. They would not agree to something so expensive on their own. Those stores are only out for one thing. Profits. Anyway you look at it , it will cost us money.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:38 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • So strange that they would allow for over 150 languages, yet exclude Polish. I wish the article had explained that further. It makes me wonder how they're going to be able to handle a job that size.

    Still great that they're printing drug information in different languages.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 9:47 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Great! Also, to the pp, it sounds like they did not agree to the polish written translations, likely because there is not as much demand.


    Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:03 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Why is this news?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:04 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Nor is there apparently a demand for ENGLISH!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:04 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • lol that is right anon.People do not see what is happening America will be fased out.All of this catering to those who will not learn English.Common sense tell's us what will happen eventually when instead of demanding immigrants who come here to learn English and conform to American culture just allowing them to come here waving their country's flag instead America will be lost in the shuffle there will be no America.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:09 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Cont. Imagine it and anyone with common sense knows eventually,if it isn't something else first,this will be America's downfall.No other empire has lasted once it gets too much multiculturism.There will be big trouble ahead.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:11 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • If people would learn ENGLISH when they come here, this kind of crap wouldn't be necessary. I wonder if I were to go to China, would I be expected to learn Chinese or would the whole country cater to me?

    Only in America...

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:32 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • This is anon 10:11 again.Mark my word's to the above we are going to be in big trouble eventually.If you really look you can see it happening already.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:34 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Look at the UK what is happening there.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:35 AM on Jul. 25, 2009