New Rules Aim to Protect Patient Privacy

A little-noted provision of this year’s economic stimulus package may protect consumers from marketing firms who purchase personal health information, the New York Times reports. Under the new rules, pharmacy benefit managers and others would be prohibited from disclosing patient information to third parties. The rules also take steps to increase regulation and potential civil liability for the medical data mining industry.

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