The AMA Masterfile

Here is some cool news. The American Medical Student Association wants its members to opt out of the American Medical Association’s Physician Masterfile, because AMA sells information from the Masterfile to drug and medical device companies, which use the data to track prescribing patterns and develop targeted marketing campaigns.  Here is what what former AMSA member and now family doc, Michael Mendoza, said, ” As a physician, I have no knowledge or control over data about me that [are] sold in the AMA Masterfile.  I am not an AMA member, and I feel that the AMA has abused my rights to privacy by selling data about me without my consent for commercial and marketing purposes.”

Looks like one group found some balls.  If anyone can find the link so we and ALL opt out then please share that with us.

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