Pharmacists and Consumer, Privacy Advocates Urge Feds to Investigate CVS Caremark for Alleged HIPAA Violations

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) allows CVS Caremark access to information on patients covered by its pharmacy benefit manager for administering claims and other limited purposes. Company letters collected by NCPA document CVS Caremark tapping into personal medical histories for marketing purposes, such as to urge patients to switch an existing prescription from their independent community pharmacy to a CVS retail or Caremark mail order pharmacy. A redacted example letter can be found here

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