An Assault on the Business of Pharmaceutical Data Mining

March 1, 2009By: Michael S Heesters Download PDF

Pharmaceutical data mining may be described, in part, as the business
of collecting information relating to prescribers’ (e.g. doctors, dentists, and
nurse practitioners) prescribing habits. This information is then sold to
other companies that use the information in their business. A specific
example of this practice entails pharmaceutical data mining companies3
collecting prescribing data from pharmacies.