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 April 11, 2015  Posted by  Breaches, Healthcare, Non-U.S.

news.com.au reports:

Some chemists are selling their patients (sic) prescription information to a global health information company which sells it on to pharmaceutical companies trying to boost their sales.

Doctor and consumer groups have expressed outrage about the practice they fear may impinge on patient privacy.


…. the Australian general manager of health information giant IMS, Andrew Sutton, has confirmed his company is collecting patients prescription data.

“We do have arrangements with pharmacists to get prescription information,” Mr Sutton told News Corp.

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