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 June 4, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Healthcare

Another “small” breach, no snark intended. This is an N=1 disclosure breach that had huge impact/harm, according to the patient’s lawsuit against the pharmacy. Kathianne Boniello reports:

He was supposed to get a lift from his little blue pills, but a Long Island man instead was left feeling small and deflated after a loose-lipped pharmacist blabbed about his Viagra to his wife, a lawsuit claims.

Michael Feinberg brought a prescription for eight 100-milligram pills of the erectile-dysfunction drug, with five refills, last year into the Merrick Road CVS with specific instructions: he’d pay for the medicine himself, according to the suit he filed against the pharmacy chain.

After explaining to a CVS employee, identified in court papers as “Aurula,” that the Viagra, which can cost more than $60 a pill, was not to be put through his insurance, Feinberg left.

But a few days later, all hell broke loose when his wife called the pharmacy to check on one of her own prescriptions, and a chatty worker began talking about Feinberg’s blue bombers, he claims in court papers.

Read more on NY Post.

  One Response to “CVS exposed my Viagra script — and ruined my marriage”

  1. Always go to a different pharmacy for things you don’t want your wife to know about. Just like having a POBox for things you don’t want mailed to the house.

    Seems like common sense.

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