This is a textbook example of why one wants to use barcodes for inventory & tracking purposes. Scan, hit the database, take the appropriate action.
Perhaps if CVS & RiteAid had relied on barcodes for tracking merchandise, said merchandise wouldn't be old and out of date.
Hey, wait a minute. Maybe investigators used barcode technology to inspect said stores! Barcodes to the rescue again.
Read the AG's statement here.