Health Privacy Rules Ruining Business, Contractor Says

Law360, New York (September 6, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT) -- A pharmaceutical company contractor that encourages patients to properly take their medicine launched a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, claiming certain provisions of federal health privacy laws infringe its business and violate free speech.

In a lawsuit filed in Washington federal court, Adheris Inc. said a new final rule posted by HHS implementing parts of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act is ruining business, which involves contracting with large pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies to send out...
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