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by Donna
(Maryland)

My local, private pharmacy closed. No notice was given to customers/patients prior to the closure. The pharmacy owner took it upon himself to transfer everyone's private pharmacy records to a nearby WalGreens - without anyone's consent. This was part of a deal to transfer the records, hire the RPH (owner) for a period of time at WalGreens, to the profit of the RPH. How can this be legal, and not a violation of HIPPA rules and regulations?


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Aug 20, 2012
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Out of business Community Pharmacy
by: Anonymous

Actually when your community pharmacy went out of business Walgreens "purchased" the files from the community pharmacy. In other words they bought him out and he probably only will need to work for them for a year or two. yes it is legal but you have the right to have your prescriptions transferred to the Pharmacy you want. You are not obligated to stay with Walgreens.

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