Man Sues CVS For Telling Wife About Viagra Prescription

Posted On : 06/07/2018

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK — A man wasn’t happy with the local pharmacy after they spilled the beans about his sexual secret. Now, his “marriage has broken down.”

Apparently, according to Huffington Post, a New York man has claimed that the actions of a highly-talkative CVS employee turned out to be quite unhealthy for his marriage.

Specifically, New York Post notes that Michael Feinberg was “supposed to get a lift from his little blue pills, but…instead was left feeling small and deflated,” after the pharmacist blabbed about his Viagra prescription to his unsuspecting wife, according to lawsuit claims.

LEFT HIM HANGING

The source mentions that Feinberg bought a prescription for eight 100-milligram pills of the erectile-dysfunction drug. This also came along with five refills — all last year — at the Merrick Road CVS.

Likewise, there were specific instructions regarding his case. The New York Post suggests that Feinberg paid for the medicine himself, according to the suit filed against CVS.

The employee was identified in court papers as “Aurula.”

The source says Feinberg didn’t want his Viagra prescription going through his insurance policy, even though paying out-of-pocket could run more than $60 per pill.

Nevertheless, just a few days later, his wife called the pharmacy to check on something totally unrelated — one of her own prescriptions.

That’s when the chatty worker began talking about Feinberg’s magical blue pills of glory.

Even since then, Feinberg says his marriage has “broken down.”

BREACH OF PRIVACY

While court documents don’t explicitly state why the Viagra news drove a wedge between the couple, Feinberg mentions that CVS violated his privacy under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

That’s a federal law which requires a patient’s permission before revealing their “confidential protected healthcare information,” as reports Fox News.

The New York Post notes the wife never asked the CVS employee about anything regarding her husband’s medications; moreover, they didn’t receive express permission from Feinberg to discuss the matter.

“Without solicitation,” the source adds that the worker “improperly informed [Feinberg’s] wife that [his] ‘prescription for Viagra was not being covered by insurance,'” Feinberg tells Nassau Supreme Court via his lawsuit documentation.

Since none of the information was requested, Feinberg calls his wife a “third-party” who had no right to know about the drug.

The man maintains that CVS’ negligence is responsible, and he’s seeking “unspecified damages” for what he describes a “genuine, severe mental injury and emotional harm.”

However, as mentions Huffington Post, Spokesman Gary Serby notes as follows.

“CVS Pharmacy does not comment on pending claims or litigation. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that we provide medications to the correct patient. We also place the highest priority on protecting the privacy of those we serve, and we take our responsibility to safeguard confidential information very seriously.”

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