CVS Caremark’s Unfair and Deceptive Business Practices

cvsGreen & Noblin, P.C. with local counsel filed a class action complaint on January 3, 2011 alleging that CVS Caremark uses patient information obtained in the process of filling or managing prescriptions for purposes beyond merely processing prescription claims. Further, CVS uses Patient information for its own financial gain by creating disincentives for patients to use a pharmacy of his or her own choice. These unfair and deceptive actions are alleged to be in violation of privacy practices and the North Carolina Pharmacy of Choice Act. One example of these violations is that the program appears to require patients to fill their prescriptions only at CVS Caremark owned pharmacies or otherwise be denied coverage. These practices appear to be carried out nationwide, so independent pharmacists in other states should contact us to determine their rights in their home state. To read a recent press release regarding this case click here. If this has happened to you, please contact us.