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Suit alleges pharmacist told man's family about his HIV diagnosis.

Type
Published Article
Journal
AIDS policy & law
Publication Date
Feb 20, 1998
Volume
13
Issue
3
Pages
12–12
Identifiers
PMID: 11365095
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Longs Pharmacy is being sued for invasion of privacy, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and violations of State medical disclosure laws by a man whose HIV status was revealed to others. The suit alleges that the pharmacist asked the man's ex-wife if she wanted to pick up his prescriptions, and when she asked what they were for, he told her the prescriptions were for AIDS. The woman was distraught, and filed papers in family court to limit his custody rights. The action is pending. Earlier in the year Arbor Drugs was involved in a similar case between a Michigan man and a pharmacy technician.

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