CVS Accused of Revealing HIV Positive Status of 6K Customers

CVS Accused of Revealing HIV Positive Status of 6K Customers
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CVS Health is being sued for unintentionally revealing the HIV-positive status of up to 6,000 Ohioans through a mailing about prescriptions to their homes.

The federal lawsuit filed last week asks for class action status and a jury trial to award damages to those affected.

The three John Doe plaintiffs are HIV-positive men living in Delaware, Defiance and Gallia counties in Ohio. They are all clients of the Ohio HIV Drug Assistance Program, which contracted with CVS Caremark as its pharmacy benefit manager in March of 2017.

Beginning in late July or early August 2017, the lawsuit says, a letter containing membership cards and information about getting HIV-related prescriptions through the CVS program were mailed out to an estimated 6,000 participants in OhDAP.
 Source: Dayton Daily News
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