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Blue Cross Suspends Mail Order Program for HIV/AIDS Patients

Weeks after a lawsuit was filed in San Diego over a program barring HIV/AIDS patients from using local pharmacies, Blue Cross of California will suspend the program. The group Consumer Watchdog sued the insurer in San Diego on behalf of a patient, claiming the program discriminates against those with HIV. The program, which was slated to take effect in March, would have required patients using certain drugs to buy them from a mail order pharmacy chosen by Blue Cross.