Massachusetts Medical Society
In 2007, Vermont enacted the Prescription Confidentiality Law, prohibiting pharmacies from selling “prescriber-identifiable” prescription information to data-mining companies such as IMS Health and Verispan. These companies aggregate such data and sell them to many groups, including drug companies, so when drug sales representatives visit a physician, they can know exactly what prescriptions the physician has written.
Higher First Amendment Hurdles for Public Health Regulation
New England Journal of Medicine
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From The New England Journal of Medicine, Kevin Outterson, Higher First Amendment Hurdles for Public Health Regulation, Volume 365, Page e13 Copyright ©(2011) Massachusetts Medical Society. Reprinted with permission.