Ongoing investigation into claims by senior citizens who are Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who have received from their pharmacy (by mail order or in person) a dosage level for prescription medication different from that which the beneficiary's doctor prescribed.
These claims involve situations in which the beneficiary's doctor prescribed a dosage amount which was not listed on the patient's Medicare Part D Plan's list of covered drugs and covered dosage amounts on formulary. In these situations the pharmacy then gave the patient the incorrect dosage amount (i.e., the dosage amount which was covered rather than the amount the doctor prescribed) without seeking the prior consent of the patient or the doctor.
If the pharmacy changed your prescription dosage from that which your doctor prescribed to another amount (likely the dosage covered on your Medicare Part D carrier's formulary) (i.e., your doctor prescribed you a 150 mg dosage and you received a 100 mg dosage) without your and your doctors advance notice and permission, the pharmacy has deprived you of the opportunity to seek an Exception under Medicare Part D, which is your right.
Further, the pharmacy is not medically qualified to change the dosage amount your doctor prescribed without consulting with your doctor.
Name (Stock Symbol)
CVS Caremark Corporation
CVS Caremark Corporation, a pharmacy services company, provides prescriptions and related healthcare services in the United States.
Rite Aid Corporation (RAD)
Rite Aid Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail drugstores. Its retail stores primarily provide pharmacy services.
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