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Researchers Say Rules Are Too Restrictive

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Science  07 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5549, pp. 2070-2071
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5549.2070

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A coalition of biomedical societies and research universities is mounting a major assault on a new rule covering the privacy of health records, arguing that the regulation will stifle research. However, patient rights groups say that scientists are overreacting to needed reforms.