A federal appeals court affirmed the legality of Walgreens' handling of customers' personal identifying information for 340B purposes.

Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal of Privacy Lawsuit Involving 340B Contract Pharmacy

A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that Walgreens’ internal transfer of pharmacy customers’ personal identifying information (PII) for 340B drug discount drug purposes violates South Carolina and federal privacy laws.

The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in J.R. v. Walgreens Boots Alliance on Tuesday. The appeals court heard arguments in the case in September. A federal district judge ruled in Walgreens’ favor in July 2020.

A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that Walgreens’ internal transfer of pharmacy customers’ personal identifying information (PII) for 340B drug discount drug purposes violates South Carolina and federal privacy laws.

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