Two more states try to block data mining

August 2007
Medical Economics;8/17/2007, Vol. 84 Issue 16, p22
Trade Publication
The article reports that two states in New England are intensifying the battle to protect residents' privacy. The states of Maine and Vermont have implemented new laws which set limits on the sale of prescription drug information for marketing purposes. The laws ban the sale of data that directly or directly identifies prescribing healthcare providers who do not want to be sought. Meanwhile, New Hampshire plans to appeal a federal court ruling to block the laws to ban data mining.


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