They are really concentrating on the wrong part of the story. Medical information is private and should not be shared with anyone. Period. Sharing info with wife is wrong, no matter what the medicine is.
Why is everyone saying this is some kind of violation? My husband and I are able to get each other's information. Granted we signed that we could. If the pharmacy tech felt like they could tell the wife couldn't that also mean he had given them the right to release it to her?
so they do some viagra shaming, I thought they would behave better than that. CVS had no right to take the reveal on themselves. It was his decision to make. It was presumptive and sloppy in light of today's hipaa regulations.
It's possible he was using with someone else. But it's also possible his being impotent effected his ego and he didn't want his wife to know he need help getting an erection for her. Just like a lot of women secretly wear spanks or color their hair. Men and women both secretly do things to feel good about themselves and keep their significant other seeing them in a certain light.
The reactions from the women are the exact reason why most men would want to keep that secret. Just look at the amount of insults hurled around. Oh my man doesn't need it...comments like that are the reason why men feel insecure about these things.
One they broke the rule of talking about another persons prescription even if it was his wife and two for himself he was probably feeling insecure about taking it abd didn't want her to know so they are in the wrong and he should sue
Oh, Lord. As nice as it would have been for the wife to know all of what the husband is using, CVS should not have shared that info. This is similar to me as a bank employee. Privacy is everything. I can’t tell someone about their spouse’s accounts if that person is not joint on the spouse’s accounts.
OMG, I cannot stand that lady in the white. Last time, it was her hypocrisy about Michelle Wolf. This time she's bragging that her husband doesn't need Viagra. Like, how's that supposed to make other people feel? She has no regard for the feelings of people who might need Viagra, nor the feelings of their significant others. That bich needs to go....
As a medical professional, I will say that it is a HIPPA violation to disclose any personal information such as this to his wife. Of course, he should’ve let his wife know, but it is a confidentially violation. Although, I think this happens more often than you think. I send my boyfriend to pick up my prescriptions all the time, and he never has any issues nor has he ever had any questions asked. We don’t have the same last name either. This could be because we go there often because I take many medications, but I feel pharmacies do this more often than not.
Well the pharmacist violated HIPAA and this man does have a case. You cannot share information like that unless it is explicity in writing. Obviously this man did not have one and he is about to get paid.
Uh huh. So from the details provided, we can ascertain that this man was in fact, having an affair (hence why his wife didn’t know about this very loud prescription) and the revelation of said affair, is what caused the breakdown of his marriage. Sigh. CVS won’t but I hope the judge laughs in his face and tosses this frivolous lawsuit. Trash! 😏
Medical information is private, the pharmacist violated HIPPA laws. I can't obtain personal medical information from another's doctor, nurse practitioner, psychiatrist, pharmacist, etc., without that person's permission, and healthcare workers can get in real trouble if they disclose it.
Regardless if he was cheating or not and the fact that he was married to the woman, CVS was not allowed to share the info. It wasn’t billed to their insurance, therefore it was his prescription and his bill alone. It’s an easy case to win for him.
I’ve worked in Pharmacy for 15 years. It’s common knowledge that this is illegal and the pharmacist definitely had to have known he or she was in violation of Hippa. Like the law or not it is the law and it comes with enormous fines even for the first offense. Sounds like this pharmacist is going to be out of a job soon if not already.
The way these ladies are speculating are exactly what could have attributed his wife not being happy. His wife may of thought he was cheating when he wasn't. And that she may have felt that he did not find her attractive and needed viagra. Then to top it off, now she don't trust him because he hid that he needed it. He obviously needed it because he couldn't get an erection, if he can't get it up with his wife then why would he use viagra with other women. The only way I see this as his own doing for ruining his marriage over CVS revealing his prescription information is that he used viagra but never had sex with his wife EVER. Anyways, it's a HIPAA violation so he should win his case in court.
Why is it always funny to women when there is talk about a man using Viagra or suffering from Erectile dysfunction?
Would it be just as funny if men laughed about feminine dryness or a woman having a venereal disease?
Just look at their reaction to this story. What if it was flipped around and a man was told that his wife's birth control was due or her morning after pill wasnt covered by his insurance?
Would she be upset if she was hiding that from her husband?
When it comes to men, everything is a joke.
Sunny: yes, the wife may want to know if her husband it taking Viagra; but he still has a right to privacy, and to choose what medical information to disclose or not, despite what his wife may want to know. Also, it was a dangerous breach of privacy by the pharmacy because they didn't know for sure that the person on the phone claiming to be his wife actually was. CVS screwed up.
I think the comment that "I pick up my husband's prescriptions all the time, and they're not Viagra by the way...he doesn't need it." Is disgusting. It's a medical condition. My husband doesn't need it either, nor does he need insulin because he's not diabetic. Why would I be bragging about that on TV?!
Honestly...its a HIPPA violation...so although its a stupid reason he's giving...he'll win lawsuit because its a privacy issue...even between wives husbands sons daughters...law states unless u give consent NO ONE can know your information
As a medical professional...we had HIV positive patient with complications...wife did not know that's why he was in hospital and we could not tell her even though that was his wife and most likely had been infected by him..there's large fines by the government including jail time if we did...now that was f**ked up but I ain't going to jail for no one!
Dad Excuse me, but haven't we (the public) had this exact same argument over birth control, abortion permissions, etc? I fail to remember too many men standing up for the women's right to privacy in those cases. Yet, in this comment section alone, I see multiple men saying "but, but, but, what if he were a woman?"
so if a woman is buying depression pills or weight loss pills she wanted to keep secret from her husband, you`re saying its ok for a pharmacy to just tell her husband because "marriage means something"????? it is not the CVS job to tell a husband about his wife secrets. there are forking privacy laws. isnt THAT supposed to mean "something"?
In Canada, it's illegal for a pharmacy to divulge personal information about a patient and must have written consent by the patient to allow another person to pick them up or know the drugs being prescribed and yes, that includes spouses. Is it different in the U.S.? Is there no patient confidentiality regulations for pharmacies or does it just apply to Doctors. Not saying he is or isn't cheating, to me that's not the concern, it's the idea of the pharmacy giving out his medical information without his consent. Must be an American thing.
These women are really being stupid about a mans issue. The husband was probably EMBARRASSED that he needed viagra and didn’t want her to know out of shame. It’s emasculating for a man to know that his body doesn’t work the way it should. Just like I’m sure women feel the same way when they’re bodies start to get older. Seriously... it’s not hard to figure out why he didn’t tell his wife.
Wait- if she picks up other prescriptions for him and they're regular customers of that location, then I think the pharmacist/tech wasn't necessarily out of bounds asking the wife about the insurance billing. If he didn't want her to find out, he shoud have had that prescription filled at a separate, competing pharmacy near by. She would have never known about it then.
If it Viagra was not the medication in question would people be as Cavalier about the pharmacy was being suded for giving out the medication he takes without his permission? Example: medication to treat hair loss