posted on Apr, 7 2004 @ 01:45 PM
Health professionals are prohibited from selling, or divluging in any way, your medical history to anyone. However, if they publish a study, the basic
demographic information will be included, and that would be valuable for corporations. Direct marketers (ie - those bastards that call at dinner time)
would be more interested in your home address and phone #, but I think broad trends are more useful for corporate advertising departments. So, the
information is out there regardless. I see nothing illegal with advertisers making use of public information that has been published in medical
And I agree with Megalodon. Dr. Phil does indeed suck much ass.