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Cameron's Pharmacy


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Sold to CVS
Posted by T-Tyme on 01/07/2008
CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND -- Cameron's Pharmacy on Broad Street (Pawtuxet Village), Cranston, sold their pharmacy service to CVS without telling prescription holders! I called to get a refill of my prescription and was patched through to CVS. They had all of my information, which makes me nervous. I wonder what the laws are about selling your business to another and moving people's private information without telling them?

I'm outraged and, though Cameron's is local and convenient for sundries, I will not shop there again.

     
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Posted by iowaboy77 on 2008-01-09:
The law varies from state to state, but for the most part, pharmacies are required to transfer your prescription to another licensed pharmacy if the first pharmacy is sold or closes. In most instances a letter is sent out stating the date the transfer is to take place, and the contact information of the receiving pharmacy. Other than request your prescriptions be transferred somewhere else prior to that, there isn't much you can do. I'm not sure why it makes you so nervous- its a good thing that allowed continuity of care rather than requiring you to contact your physician's office, and go thru the headache of filing information with a new pharmacy yourself.
Posted by JasonJD on 2008-08-10:
"though Cameron's is local and convenient for sundries, I will not shop there again"

If they sold their business, I don't see how you would shop there again, even if you wanted to.

That said, it is an ever increasing phenominon for these independents to sell out to a chain pharmacy. If they close, they have to give their business over to another RX, and the major chains will often pay a good payout and offer jobs, etc to the owner of the independent rx.
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