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Cuomo Accuses Chains of Selling Expired Products

By Mark Scott

New York City, NY – State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is taking legal action against two drug store chains for selling expired products at their stores.

Investigators found that 12 CVS and eight Rite Aid stores in Western New York were found to be selling expired products such as milk, eggs and baby formula. The same was true at dozens of other stores across the state.

Cuomo says he has notified both CVS and Rite Aid that he intends to begin litigation against them.

My ongoing investigation has uncovered a shameful disregard for public health in these stores, said Attorney General Cuomo. "Families across New York State buy products from these establishments assuming that they're coming from a safe, reputable source," Cuomo said. "However, when the products pass their expiration dates, they become ineffective and potentially unsafe, threatening to put our loved ones at risk."

Representatives for both pharmacy chains say it's not their policy to sell outdated products. They say they will review their procedures to make sure that doesn't happen again.