Is Your Pharmacy Tattling on You to Your Doctor?

This week’s story questions whether a druggist who believes that a patient is not taking their prescription should squeal on them directly to their doctor. A couple of weeks ago, MrConsumer got an unexpected letter from his primary care physician (PCP). It said: Say what? My mail order pharmacy, CVS/Caremark, wrote to my PCP to tell her I might not be taking my medications properly, urging her to be in touch with me (hence she sent the letter above). Here is the fax they sent her: Apparently, this is what happened. For years, I have been taking simvastatin to help lower cholesterol. I get 90-day prescriptions filled via mail order from Caremark, and the last time I ordered it was January 15th. Sometime shortly after April 15th, when I had not yet reordered it from them, CVS/Caremark took it upon themselves to notify my doctor. In turn, she sent me the above letter expressing concern. No, MrConsumer is not having a problem taking the drug daily. He simply had…

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