Privacy Calculator – Question 2
Do you take any prescription medications?
If you answered yes, please know that all prescriptions are data-mined, even if you pay cash. For pharmacies to be paid electronically, they enter your information into an automated system. These systems build prescription profiles on every prescription user that are updated every 24 hours. Insurance companies, drug companies, employers, research institutions, government agencies, and other corporations purchase these profiles. Congress passed a ban on the sale of protected health information in 2009. However, that law is not effective until 2011 and we do not know how the bill will be enforced. Learn More about Prescription Privacy.
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