What there is to know
- Long Island man sues CVS after pharmacist tells wife about secret Viagra prescription, report says
- Michael Feinberg seeks unspecified damages for negligence; he claims the pharmacy chain violated his privacy under the HIPPA Act
- A CVS spokesperson told The New York Post the channel has “the highest priority on protecting the privacy of those we serve.”
Long Island man is suing CVS after a pharmacist allegedly denounced his use of an erectile dysfunction drug to his wife.
The New York Post reports that Michael Feinberg had a prescription for Viagra that he would pay for himself and that he worked so that it didn’t go through his insurance.
When Feinberg’s wife called the drugstore chain’s Merrick store for information about one of her own prescriptions that she had filed, the employee revealed her husband’s secret, the Post reported, citing the trial.
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Feinberg claims the drugstore chain violated his privacy under the Health Insurance Portability and Liability Act. Now that the word has been leaked to his wife, Feinberg has told the Post that his marriage is falling apart.
He seeks unspecified damages for negligence.
A CVS spokesperson told The Post that the channel has “the highest priority on protecting the privacy of those we serve.”