Letter: Profits put your health in da...

Letter: Profits put your health in danger

There are 3 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Aug 31, 2008, titled Letter: Profits put your health in danger. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

Now that most medical data is electronically recorded, companies like IMS Health Inc.

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Butte County Blogger

United States

#1 Aug 31, 2008
You are right in so many ways!

Chico, CA

#2 Sep 1, 2008
Money Money Money...most people agree insurance companies suck. How long do we need to complain before they realize their business is also about human beings. How do we push this issue?
Ted Burrell

Mason, OH

#3 Sep 6, 2008
Actually you are only half right. Pharma companies use this market research data to help R&D find new medications for people in need. The Pharma industry is just that, an industry designed to make a profit. The fix isn't to stop the use of this data, its to make sure the uses are for mostly the good of the public. One way to do this is for the pharma industry to only use physician/prescription data in-house. Don't let your well thought out ideas fizzle. Understanding the full picture will help you grow as an idividual instead of putting out half truths (you know the American way).

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