No, it’s not OK for the government to use your prescription details to recruit you for a study

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Abstract

The department of human services (DHS) is under scrutiny this week after the Nine papers revealed the department sent letters to 50,000 patients who were previously prescribed lithium. DHS was seeking to recruit the recipients into a non-government study on bipolar disorder.

Psychiatrists raised concerns after receiving complaints from patients who had received the letters and accused their psychiatrists of breaching patient confidentiality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
Volume2019
No.July
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation Paperpress
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2019

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