Canada: Zellers sued by pharmacists over selling patient records to Loblaws, Metro

Dana Flavelle reports:

A group of Zellers pharmacists will seek an injunction Thursday to prevent the retailer from selling thousands of patient records to two major grocery store chains for at least $35 million, says their lawyer, Gerhard Pyper.

The application comes amid a lawsuit being heard in Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List). The pharmacists allege Zellers has no right to the records and the sale violates privacy laws, according to court documents.

Read more on the Toronto Star. This is a really good test of who owns a patient’s pharmacy records and who can sell them without patient consent.

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