these multimillion dollar deals are legal under new federal quidelines

  1. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/...in541202.shtml
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   sanakruz
    At our clinic we routinely access a program called "Lilly Cares"
    Lilly will send our indigent clients free prozac indefinately.In digent is defined as no insurance and low to moderate income. No state aid insurance. Medicare ok (cuz it doesnt cover 'scripts)
    I have never thought farther than our clinic as to what happens to my clients confidential info.I now suspect it may be used for future marketings.
    This is be under handed. However I suspect that the attorney may have a hidden agenda. Did he approach these 2 parties? I'm wondering if this is not fueled by the church of Scientology in their never ending attack on psychiatry, and like Lilly have more money than god?
  4. by   EmeraldNYL
    Ugh..... this article makes me sick. Talk about corporate irresponsibility.
  5. by   Nurse Ratched
    Seems like this would be a violation of the new HIPAA guidelines once they take effect on April 14th, but I suppose it's all in the interpretation.

    Sanacruz, I doubt the lists from the patient assistance programs are being used for marketing - I'm sure the drug companies want to market to people who can afford the drug, not those who need to have it given to them.
  6. by   P_RN
    I've never gotten actual drugs, but several times now about 2 days after I get my Zantac and Ambien (I was taking-but no more), I got letters with free or ...% off next prescription for it. My doctor said HE didn't give out my name.....I think our new pharmacy has though. It's only a matter of time before Big Brother or Big Sister PharmD can pull up any info on anyone......

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