When Walgreens Pharmacy Is ‘Too Good to Be True’

WASHINGTON — Walgreen is being sued by a woman who claims the pharmacy chain is too good to be true, and is using the plaintiff’s identity in the lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges the chain’s marketing campaigns and the presence of its logo on its stores are misleading.

The Walgrosons Pharmacy, which has locations in the District, Maryland and Virginia, claims the suit is a direct threat to its business model and is an unfair trade practice.

Walgreens, which owns the pharmacy chains CVS and Walgarts, said in a statement it stands by its brand and that the allegations are completely without merit.

The suit was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

It was filed by Mary Lou Pannaro, a California resident who is seeking to protect her privacy.

Walmart has faced scrutiny over its health and safety practices.

Last year, the Justice Department accused the company of deceptive marketing practices, including selling products with a higher risk of death.

Wal-Mart’s U.K.-based pharmacy chain has faced criticism over its handling of deaths linked to the flu, which caused nearly 3,000 deaths in the United States.

Walworth, the company that owns Walgrees, said Monday that its marketing efforts are focused on educating shoppers and consumers about the importance of keeping their health records up-to-date.