Privacy advocates seek to protect prescription information

The Coalition for Patient Privacy and 25 of its member organizations are asking Congress not to pass an e-prescribing mandate unless it includes provisions for protecting the privacy of prescription information.
In a letter to lawmakers, the coalition said the sale of prescription information for data-mining purposes has been a reality for more than a decade. “Mandating e-prescribing without privacy provisions endorses and encourages the current practices,” the letter states. “It sets Americans up for even greater violations of their private health records in the future.”

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