CVS won't sell drugs to Pa. Car crash victims

  1. Boston Globe, May 20, 2003

    A Pennsylvania law that requires auto accident victims to get a 20 percent discount on their prescription drugs means CVS won't sell drugs to Pennsylvania auto accident victims anymore.

    http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/14...victims+.shtml
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   James Huffman
    As usual, bureaucratic do-gooders make a law, and do not ponder the outcome. CVS is within their rights. Maybe the Pennsylvania legislature should think ahead next time.

    Jim Huffman, RN

    www.NetworkforNurses.com
  4. by   oramar
    I am going to follow this thread for a while then mail it's contents to my legislator.
  5. by   sjoe
    Maybe this is part of a safe-driving campaign on the part of CVS?
    Yeah, right.
  6. by   dawngloves
    I live in PA and have never heard of this law. I have been in a car accident and was on Vicoden and got my Rx at CVS.They didn't sask me if I was in an accident and no one told me I was entitled to a discount.
  7. by   jadednurse
    Now wait a minute? What exactly s the correlation between getting a discount on your prescription and lower auto insurance rates? I'm obviously missing something here. Somebody help me out?
  8. by   jadednurse
    And I didn't realize a pharmacist had the right to question the patient about the nature of their illness/injury? Naive of me I guess.
  9. by   Chiaramonte
    "And I didn't realize a pharmacist had the right to question the patient about the nature of their illness/injury? Naive of me I guess"...jadednurse

    Smacks of a just another potential HIPPA violation if they do ask.

    From reading the article, basically sounds like they're refusing to accept payment for meds from auto insurance. I have never been in an auto accident and didn't realize it had a prescription clause. Have to look at my policy a little closer.
    Last edit by Chiaramonte on May 25, '03

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