ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO REACHES $1.3 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH RITE AID OVER THE SALE OF EXPIRED PRODUCTS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

NEW YORK, NY (December 4, 2008) – Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his office has reached a $1.3 million settlement with the national retail pharmacy chain Rite Aid to end its sale of expired products – including over-the-counter drugs, baby formula, milk, and eggs – at stores across New York State.

The agreement with Rite Aid was the result of the Attorney General’s statewide, undercover investigation earlier this year of all major drug store chains in New York State. Cuomo’s probe uncovered sales of expired products in over 122 Rite Aid stores and 148 CVS stores in more than 41 New York counties. The Attorney General announced the findings of his office’s investigation in June and issued a public health advisory at that time. Subsequent inspections by the Attorney General at both Rite Aid and CVS stores revealed that both stores were continuing to sell expired products even after the Attorney General’s advisory. More...

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