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Report: Rite Aid settles California consumer protection suit

Camp Hill, Pa. – Rite Aid has reportedly settled a consumer protection suit filed by the district attorneys of San Diego, Riverside and Alameda counties for about $500,000. According to the Associated Press, the suit alleged that Rite Aid pharmacists failed to consult with customers who were filling new prescriptions or changing the doses of existing prescriptions, as required by California state law.

The suit followed an undercover investigation. As part of the settlement, Rite Aid denied wrongdoing. The retailer also said it fully cooperated with district attorneys and is providing counseling to its pharmacists. CVS settled a similar suit in California in 2013 for about $650,000.

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