Hospital data sold without patients' consent to boost profits of private drugs companies | Mail Online:
... Some have used the apparently anonymous data to formulate marketing strategies, inform their sales teams and work with clients to get new drugs into the NHS.
Campaigners said patients would be shocked to learn how their records have been sold without their consent to boost the profits of private firms - rather than simply being used to improve NHS care.
The HSCIC said it only charges for the cost of producing the material and does not make a profit...