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The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.

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Monday, December 12, 2005

CMAJ charges editorial interference over privacy-related story 

The Canadian Medical Association Journal, a well-respected medical journal, has accused its parent, the Canadian Medical Association, of censorship as part of the fallout over recent privacy issues surrounding the dispensing of Plan B, also known as the "morning after pill". The Journal has accused the CMA of trying to pressure the journal to not publish its article on the dispensing of Plan B that highlighted questions to be asked of patients (Privacy issues raised over Plan B: women asked for names, addresses, sexual history -- Eggertson and Sibbald 173 (12): 1435 -- Canadian Medical Association Journal.) The CMAJ has released an editorial on the issue and highlights the recent experience with the article in question (The editorial autonomy of the CMAJ). (See the CPhA Patient Screening Form.)

For more coverage, see: Medical journal charges medical association with editorial interference - Yahoo! News; The Globe and Mail: Furor erupts at medical journal. Also, check out the CPhA Patient Screening Form.


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