TITLE

Alberta MDs irate over prescribing privacy issue

AUTHOR(S)
Sibbald, Barbara
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/11/2003, Vol. 169 Issue 10, p1066
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the decision of IMS Health to cancel its opt-out policy, which would prevent it from disclosing prescribing data from pharmacies to pharmaceutical companies. Influence of the Alberta Medical Association on the decision; Privacy issues associated with disseminating prescription information.
ACCESSION #
11235682

 

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