REPORT RECOMMENDS SAFEGUARDS FOR PRESCRIPTION PRIVACY

Wednesday February 09 by Claudia bourneMedical Tribune
What happens to your prescription information once it's entered into the pharmacy's computer? Although in a recent survey 40 percent of respondents said they believed federal law protected the confidentiality of their medical records, no such comprehensive law exists. In fact, pharmacy benefit management companies, or PBMs, some owned by pharmaceutical companies, regularly monitor physician-prescribing practices and collect data that are used to implement cost controls. PBMs act as intermediaries between pharmacies and third-party payers, including insurance companies and employers.





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