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January 23, 2013

Blue Cross of California Sued Over Specialty Pharmacies

Blue Cross of California is illegally barring people with HIV/AIDS and other people with serious illnesses from getting their medications from their local pharmacies, according to a class-action lawsuit filed in San Diego Superior Court and reported by San Diego 6 News. The insurance company, which does business as Anthem Blue Cross, requires people with the virus to get their prescription drugs from a mail order pharmacy. The advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, which filed the suit, claims the change discriminates under state civil rights law, adversely affects the health of people with HIV/AIDS who rely on local pharmacists to monitor drug interactions and violates the right to privacy because meds are delivered to homes and businesses.

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