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Pharmacists Seek Injunction on Sale of Records

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

April 27, 2012

Nine pharmacists are seeking an injunction to prevent Zellers from selling prescription records to grocery store chains as part of a sales agreement, the Toronto Star reports. They say the sale violates privacy laws. “These files don’t belong to me or anybody,” says pharmacist Prabhjot Dhanoa, owner of a Zellers in Brampton. “They’re patient files.” Zellers is countersuing the pharmacists, the report states, for allegedly interfering with the files’ transfer.
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