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2/25/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast. SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — A consumer advocate group on Monday urged California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate whether alleged privacy violations by Google were in violation of state law. KNX 1070′S Vytas Safronikas reports Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog...
News Story
2/25/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google's sharing of app buyers' personal information with developers violates an FTC settlement, Consumer Watchdog says IDG News Service - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the California Office of the Attorney General should investigate Google's Wallet service for sharing app buyers' personal information with app developers, a...
News Story
2/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross has halted implementation of a program that would have required policyholders to use a mail-order pharmacy to acquire certain drugs, the Los Angeles Times reports. About Anthem's Rx Program Last fall, Anthem said it was changing its prescription drug program so that anyone seeking medication that qualified as a "...
News Story
2/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross is backing off a decision to require some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy -- a requirement that the California attorney general's office said may be illegal. Anthem, California's largest for-profit health insurer, said in November that it was imposing the new rule for so-...
News Story
2/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this broadcast segment. alifornia — Anthem Blue Cross has decided to suspend a controversial policy that would have required HIV patients to get their medications by mail. The move comes in response to a class action lawsuit filed by the non-profit group Consumer Watchdog. Anthem's corporate...
News Story
2/20/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Anthem Blue Cross is backtracking away from its previous requirement that certain members with chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS and cancer, buy prescription drugs from a mail-order pharmacy. The decision comes just weeks after consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog filed a class-action lawsuit against Anthem, claiming its policy was...
News Story
2/19/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The program, which was slated to take effect in March, would have required patients using certain drugs to buy them from a mail order pharmacy chosen by Blue Cross Weeks after a lawsuit was filed in San Diego over a program barring HIV/AIDS patients from using local pharmacies, Blue Cross of California will suspend the program. The group Consumer...
News Story
2/19/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
In response to a proposed class action alleging discrimination and privacy violations, California health insurer Anthem Blue Cross has backed away from a requirement that patients with certain chronic diseases obtain drugs through a mail-order pharmacy, a consumer rights group said Tuesday. Consumer Watchdog, which filed an anti-discrimination...
News Story
2/19/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Health insurer Anthem Blue Cross said on Tuesday that it had suspended a deadline requiring clients to enroll in a mail-order prescription program for specialty medicines by March 1, according to a spokesman. The announcement followed a class action filed by the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog and the law firm Whatley Kallas arguing that the mail...
News Story
2/19/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
California insurance powerhouse Anthem Blue Cross angered patients and prompted legal action with recent policy forcing Anthem HIV/AIDS patients to get their medications through one mail order pharmacy LOS ANGELES--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, which currently provides medical care and/or services to over...