Man Says CVS Ruined Marriage After Telling Wife He Had Viagra Prescription

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Michael Feinberg of New York is suing CVS Pharmacy after a "chatty" employee outed him to his own wife about his Viagra prescription.

Feinberg is now suing the drugstore chain for an unspecified amount for damages he claims he suffered "genuine, severe mental injury and emotional harm" when he tried to fill his prescription for Viagra.

According to the lawsuit obtained by the New York Post, Feinberg told the employee at the counter that he would rather pay for the medication out of his own pocket rather than go through his insurance which, in itself is a large investment considering each little blue pill cost $60.

A few days later, Feinberg's wife called in to get a prescription of her own filled only to have the loose lipped pharmacist improperly told his wife that his prescription would not be covered by insurance.

Feinberg is accusing the employee and pharmacy of violating HIPAA privacy rules and says that his wife is a third party who had no right to know about his prescriptions or that he was even using the drug.  He is also claiming that as a result his marriage has "broken down."

CVS spokesman Gary Serby released this statement to HuffPost: 

“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.”

Read more at the NYPost.com

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