44 Pharmacies Failed to Post Drug Prices, Leaving Consumers in the Dark
NEW YORK - Attorney General Letitia James today announced the conclusion of an investigation into pharmacies across New York State that found many have failed to post the costs of drugs to consumers, as required by law. As a result of the investigation, the Attorney General’s Office sent cease and desist letters to 44 pharmacies found to be in violation of the law, mandating compliance with consumer protection laws that require that pharmacies maintain a list of their prices for the 150 most commonly prescribed drugs. State law also mandates that pharmacies update this Drug Retail Price List at least weekly, distribute the list to consumers upon request, and post a sign notifying consumers of the availability of the list. The sign is required to be posted in the pharmacy where prescriptions are accepted or dispensed, or in the pharmacy’s waiting area.