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Student group takes stand against AMA’s sale of prescribing data
Modern Physician

Stating that physicians should base prescribing decisions on evidence and “not carefully packaged advertising,” the American Medical Student Association is sponsoring National Opt Out Day on April 10—a new event aimed at blocking drug and medical company access to physicians’ personal information and prescribing data. “We want our members—the nation’s future physicians—to understand what this information is being used for so they can make their own decision to remain in the database or opt out,” Dr. Elizabeth Wiley, AMSA president, said in a news release.