Connecticut's attorney general files a lawsuit against CVS Pharmacy

Connecticut's attorney general Richard Blumenthal has filed a lawsuit against CVS Pharmacy Inc. for allegedly selling expired food, beverages and over-the-counter medications.

As per attorney general’s office, investigators found about 20 of 45 Connecticut CVS Pharmacy stores selling products past their expiration dates.

Expired products found in the Connecticut locations include baby formula, cough medicine, antacids, energy drinks, yogurt, eggs and milk.

But, when contacted, CVS spokeswoman Joanne Dwyer said, “The health and safety of our customers is our top priority.”

The lawsuit, which is filed in state superior court in Hartford, seeks significant money penalties for violation of the state consumer protection laws. It also seeks an order barring CVS Pharmacy from selling out-of-date products.

According to the lawsuit, CVS Pharmacy is liable for civil penalties of up to $5,000 per violation.