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AIDS Healthcare Foundation Is Suing Over SF's Formula Retail Law

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Add AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to the list of groups that have a beef with San Francisco's formula retail law. The LA-based non-profit is mad after it ran into a regulatory roadblock while trying to consolidate and relocate its two Castro pharmacies, according to SFist.

Because AHF operates 34 pharmacies, its proposed move triggered the city's formula retail hurdles. Though the group attempted to rename the new pharmacy to avoid the red tape, Supervisor Scott Weiner introduced legislation to close the renaming loophole. Now, the group claims that he violated their constitutional rights by specifically targeting AHF. Weiner and the City Attorney's office say the lawsuit is baseless. We'll see if a federal court agrees.
· AIDS Healthcare Foundation Suing City Over Castro Pharmacy Snub [SFist]
· AIDS agency combining Castro pharmacies into one space [Bay Area Reporter]
· All formula retail coverage [Racked]