Pharmacy tells customers to ‘pay what you can’ for hand sanitizer
Green Line Apothecary, a pharmacy with locations in Providence and Wakefield, has produced a limited-supply of hand sanitizer that is being offered as 'pay what you can' to customers.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Green Line Apothecary, a pharmacy with locations in Providence and Wakefield, has produced a limited-supply of hand sanitizer that is being offered as ‘pay what you can’ to customers.
The hand sanitizer was compounded by Green Line Apothecary pharmacy staff in accordance with the FDA’s Policy for Temporary Compounding of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency.
The 75% isopropyl alcohol-based non-sterile spray solution is available for delivery or pick-up at both Green Line Apothecary locations. There is a limit of one bottle per customer. While the offer is ‘pay what you can,’ the suggested price is $5 per bottle.
The pharmacy also announced $2 per hour raises for all its employees who are working through the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Proceeds from the ‘pay what you can’ hand sanitizer will help fund the raise being awarded to employees.
“Our staff has risen to the occasion without hesitation. We have been so impressed by their professionalism and positive attitudes,’ said Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Pharmacy Christina Procaccianti, “At Green Line, we take our role as health care providers very seriously. And we are committed to helping the public through this crisis.”
The locally-owned and operated pharmacy employs roughly 50 people.