October 19, 2021

Man sues CVS for revealing secret Viagra prescription to his wife

A man is suing a CVS pharmacy in Long Island, New York, because a pharmacy employee disclosed a prescription for Viagra that he kept a secret from his wife.

The man, Michael Feinberg, filled his Viagra prescription at Merrick Road CVS last year and told pharmacy workers he would pay for the pills out of his pocket instead of using his insurance, according to a lawsuit obtained speak New York Post Saturday.

Feinberg’s prescription contained eight 100 mg tablets of the erectile dysfunction drug, which had five refills.

Days after filling the prescription, Feinberg says an employee disclosed his prescription for Viagra when his wife called the pharmacy to inquire about her own medications.

Feinberg claimed in the lawsuit that “her marriage was broken” because the employee revealed her confidential health information, but the lawsuit does not explain how her marriage was affected.

The lawsuit claims that CVS violated the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Liability Act (HIPAA) because it disclosed private details about her medical care. Pharmacies are one of many healthcare entities required to adhere to privacy laws under HIPAA, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website.

According to the lawsuit, the employee “incorrectly” informed Feinberg’s wife that the drug was not covered by her insurance.

Feinberg sued the Long Island Pharmacy for negligence and seeks an unspecified amount of damages for “grievous and genuine mental injury and emotional harm.”

Breitbart News has contacted CVS Health, the parent company of CVS Pharmacy, for comment and has not received a response at press time.


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