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News Story
2/18/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Does the average person mind when, after having a prescription filled at the pharmacist, he or she starts getting related junk mail from drug companies to which the pharmacy has passed along his or her name, address and medical condition? Are such customers likely to be pleased at the convenience -- as the pioneers of this new form of medical...
News Story
2/15/1998
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Using technology in a new way to market drugs, CVS Corp. and Giant Food Inc. are sending confidential prescription information to a Massachusetts company that tracks customers who don't refill prescriptions, a practice that some experts say raises new questions about medical privacy. The company, a computer database marketing specialist, uses the...
News Story
11/17/1996
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Health maintenance organizations, which care for more than 60 million people, are telling courts across the country that they cannot be held responsible for medical malpractice in cases involving patients who receive care through employer-sponsored health plans. The H.M.O.'s argue that they are protected against malpractice claims and lawsuits by...