HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced a $450,000 settlement between her office and Pennsylvania CVS Pharmacy LLC over allegations of selling expired products.
In 2010, CVS stores in Pennsylvania agreed to address concerns over the sale of expired over-the-counter drugs, infant formula and dairy products. After the agreement, CVS was required to institute some form of system that would ensure that expired problems weren’t sold.
After a recent compliance check, agents from the Office of the Attorney General allegedly found expired products at five of the six CVS stores they visited.
The new settlement mandates CVS must provide customers with a $3.50 coupon if they find an expired product in a Pennsylvania CVS. CVS also must implement a better policy for ensuring that expired products are not sold. The commonwealth has the right to periodically perform audits of CVS stores in Pennsylvania.
The Office of the Attorney General’s health care section handled the case. This group advocates on behalf of consumers experiencing difficulty dealing with health care organizations.