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Rite Aid agrees to pay fine

By Ben Roberts - bio | email

A major pharmacy chain promises to do a better job protecting your private medical information.

Rite Aid agreed to pay a one million dollar fine and take corrective action to safeguard the privacy of its customers.

An investigation last year in Indianapolis showed the three largest drug store chains improperly disposed of private health care information by simply placing sensitive items in dumpsters behind their stores.

CVS already agreed to a 2.25 million dollar settlement.

Federal regulators are expected to announce a deal with Walgreens soon.

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