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CVS Pharmacy: Give up your medical privacy to save on toothpaste?

Friday, August 16, 2013

The CVS drug store chain is giving pharmacy customers a chance to sign up for a program to earn $50 a year in store credits to buy shampoo, toothpaste and other products. Sounds cool. Except that you have to sign away your privacy rights under the federal law whose acronym is HIPAA. Worse still, says LA Times (and former Chronicle) consumer columnist David Lazarus, the scheme is so misleading chances are most people don’t even know that they’re allowing Big Pharma to snoop into their drug purchases. LA Times

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