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Attorney General Sues Two Utah-Based Pharmacies


West Virginia’s attorney general has filed lawsuits against two pharmacies that he’s seeking to block from doing business in the state.

  Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office filed the lawsuits against David Pharmacy LLC and Rock City Pharmacy LLC in the Raleigh Circuit Court Thursday. His office says both pharmacies are based in Utah.

Morrisey says the companies used personal information from patients to transfer prescriptions to their Utah pharmacies without the patients’ authorization. He says that meant patients had to pay much more for their prescriptions.

Morrisey is also seeking a $5,000 fine for each violation of the state’s consumer protection laws.

An official with Rock City Pharmacy was not immediately available for comment on Friday. David Pharmacy didn’t immediately return a message.