CVS and Rite-Aid embroiled in litigation over selling expired products
CVS Caremark was sued this month by the State of New York for selling expired products, on the same day the State announced the settlement of similar claims against Rite Aid, according to Bloomberg.com. Among the expired products sold by CVS in an earlier investigation were over-the-counter drugs sold after their expiration date. The current investigate documented sales of more than 600 expired products, including baby formula, at 122 Rite Aid stores and 148 CVS stores. In June, the California Attorney General made similar accusations against CVS, and the Fairfield Department of Health in Pennsylvania documented similar problems. The current NY case is People v. CVS, 08-402931. If you shop at these discount retailers, be sure to check the product expiration dates: the store employees and managers are not.