Unsafe Discount Drugs – level 1

29-11-2019 07:00

Dollar Tree is a discount store. It sells things at around $1.00. It also sells medicines and drugs.

A US government organization is not happy with Dollar Tree. The organization says that some of Dollar Tree’s drugs can be unsafe. It says that the drug makers do not follow safety laws.

The organization says that Dollar Tree recently gets impure drugs. These drugs can be dangerous. However, Dollar Tree says that it wants to keep its customers safe. It says that it tests its products.

The organization says that Dollar Tree needs to make changes. It needs new plans to know if its products are safe.

Difficult words: discount (when you sell things for less money than normal), safety laws (rules that businesses must follow to keep people safe), impure (not clean, possibly dangerous).

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