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Prozac privacy settlement. (Policy & Practice).

Eli Lilly & Co. has settled another privacy breach case, this time with California involving Lilly's drug Prozac. The settlement follows an incident last year where the e-mail addresses of some subscribers to the company's prozac.com e-mail alert service were forwarded to other subscribers to the service. According to a statement from California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, the incident exposed the e-mail addresses of 670 individuals. According to terms of the settlement, Lilly has agreed to strengthen its consumer privacy protections and pay monetary damages. Another privacy case occurred recently in Florida after Lilly sent samples of Prozac Weekly to unsuspecting Florida residents. In statements, the company blames individual Lilly employees for the privacy breaches.
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Author:Peters, Sally
Publication:Clinical Psychiatry News
Date:Sep 1, 2002
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