Maine law restricting prescriber info upheld

The Associated Press reports:

A federal appeals panel has upheld the constitutionality of a Maine law restricting medical data companies’ access to doctors’ prescription information.

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ruled this week on Maine’s law after previously upholding a similar New Hampshire law making doctors’ prescription-writing habits confidential. The U.S. Supreme Court let New Hampshire’s law stand last summer.

Three companies that collect, analyze and sell medical data for use in pharmaceutical companies’ marketing programs challenged the law.

To which I say: Good!

Read more in the Portland Press Herald.

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