Corporate Persons Fuck Us Meat People Again
Looks like the Corporatistas, Protection of Medical Profits Division, is doing a nice job of shutting down a New England-based attempt to, gasp, put the privacy rights of patients and doctors over the Profit Rights of La Corpo: WaPo:
A federal judge has ruled that a new Maine law making doctors' prescription-writing habits confidential violates the Constitution.
U.S. District Judge John Woodcock concluded that the law, which was scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, would prohibit "the transfer of truthful commercial information" and "violate the free speech guarantee of the First Amendment."
Don'tcha love it? "Truthful commerical information" in this case means that the Corps have a right to know that your doctor prescribed you a nice cheap generic drug rather than the Latest Patent-Protected Most Profitable version, so they can threaten your doctor with various dire penalties the next time the Pharma Santa comes to town.
Ho, I say. Ho. And in the Don Imus sense, not the Claus-witzian. Profit-pocket-padded hos.