Privacy, Pharmacy Groups at Odds Over Refill Reminder Funding Rule

Should drugmakers and other third parties be able to fund refill reminder programs?  The World Privacy Forum — a privacy rights group — doesn’t think so and is is challenging an effort by the Specialty Pharmacy Association of America (SPAARx) to convince HHS to change a privacy rule that would limit funding for prescription refill reminder programs, Modern Healthcare reports.

The battle between privacy advocates and the pharmaceutical industry highlights the debate over the use of data in patients’ health records without patient consent (Conn, Modern Healthcare, 8/16).

Read more of this story at IHealthbeat.org and find out which major drug store chain has said that it would no longer offer refill reminder programs that are funded by the pharmaceutical industry.

 

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