So I went to a CVS pharmacy in PA to grab a 10 ct. bag of pokes today and the pharmacy employee threw me for a loop. She asked for ID, which I assumed was for age verification so I complied. She then whipped out a pen and started to copy down my information onto a list. I have purchased rigs at that very store many times in the past and was never carded, much less had records taken.
I tried to get a glance at the title on top of the list, but she quickly covered it up with her free arm. There were about 15 entries already on it. I assumed she thought I was trying to see the names, but I explained I wasn't comfortable with her recording my information without knowing why. She got annoyed and said they needed to know "who was buying what". I tried to press her for specifics, but she ignored me and continued writing my information down. She copied information from the bag of syringes as well (numbers).
I considered snatching my ID back from her, but with all the recent pharmacy robberies I thought it unwise to reach across the counter. I told her I wasn't interested in purchasing the bag of syringes any longer and I did not want my name included in any lists without knowing it's purpose. She said she couldn't remove names from the list so I decided I might as well purchase the syringes since the damage had been done. All this for a few dollar transaction! I can't imagine what the process is to purchase pseudo at this pharmacy.
Does anyone know why they would be gathering this information and can they release this information without my consent?
I would've raised more of a stink, but I had to be at work in 10min and I may have had stuff in my car outside. Tomorrow I have a lot of free time so I will be calling them to get a better explanation. I'm willing to work my way up the chain if needed. Meanwhile, I'd like to get more information about this practice (legality and purpose of it?) so I have my ducks in a row when I call them.