UK: Hospital data sold without patients' consent to boost profits of private drugs companies

Jenny Hope reports:

Hospital records have been sold to dozens of companies including pharmaceutical giants and private firms without patients’ knowledge or consent, newly-released data shows.

Details about NHS patients have gone to major names including Bayer, Baxter, AstraZeneca, Bupa and Roche.

Consultancy firms McKinsey, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Ernst and Young are also among those who have paid to secure data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

Read more on Daily Mail. The data had reportedly been “pseudoanonymized.”

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