Friday, June 24, 2011

Supreme Court sides with pharma

The US Supreme Court has ruled that drug companies can collect the prescribing data of doctors without their consent and use it to market drugs to them.  Read about it here.

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  1. Unfortunately, few doctors know that they can opt out of this process:

    http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/physician-data-resources/ama-database-licensing/amas-physician-data-restriction-program.page

    It's quick and easy, does not require AMA membership.

    Of course, by doing this, you might lose out on all the "perks" like lunches, samples, and office visits from your friendly neighborhood reps.

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