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September 30, 2022

U.S. District Court dismissed lawsuit against Walmart and Hy-Vee for refusing to fill prescriptions for ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine

On August 19, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota dismissed a lawsuit brought against Walmart and Hy-Vee whose pharmacies refused to fill prescriptions for ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine to treat the plaintiffs.  Minnesota residents William and Karen Salier became ill with COVID-19 in October 2021.  Following telemedicine visits, a Missouri physician wrote the couple prescriptions for ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, and both Walmart and Hy-Vee pharmacies refused to fill the prescriptions. The couple sued, but the court granted the defendants’ 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss for failure to state claims of self-determination, intentional infliction of emotional distress and tortious interference with contract.

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