The new Walgreens commercial plays fast and loose with historical facts and diversity. Sure, the drugstore invented malted milkshakes, serving them at soda fountains that probably prohibited Blacks from purchasing. Yet the copy also implies Walgreens invented child-proof safety caps. The company website, however, admits Walgreens was only the first major drugstore chain to use the caps. The container tops were created, incidentally, by Canadian doctor and medical researcher Henri Breault. Showing the Black pharmacist and cashier are nice touches, albeit a tad unbelievable. About five years ago, Walgreens coughed up $24 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit that charged the company with forcing Black employees to work at low-performing stores in poorer areas. Walgreens—At the Corner of Denial & Revisionist History.