Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
CVS Pharmacies, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
CVS Health
Penalty: 
$1,100,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
January 9, 2003
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

CVS agreed to pay $1.1 million as part of the settlement of multistate allegations that it charged consumers the full amount for prescriptions that were not completely filled due to insufficient inventory and then retained the excess payment if the consumer did not return to pick the remainder.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Rhode Island
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-pharmacies
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.