California Resident - Health Care Professional

You self-identified as a California resident who was previously or is currently a health care professional.  In IQVIA’s study of health care, IQVIA gathers information about health care professionals from a wide variety of sources, including health care organizations (e.g., physician practices, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies), Federal and state government organizations, payers, professional associations, web research, the organizations with which you are employed or affiliated, and directly from health care professionals.  This information is used for various purposes, including regulatory compliance (e.g., transparency reporting, adverse event reporting, compliance with FDA Risk Minimization Action Plans (RiskMAPs) and corporate integrity agreements, delivery of drug safety warnings), sharing of information with health care professionals relating to FDA approved medicines, distribution of drug samples to requesting health care professionals with prescribing authority, research purposes (e.g., measuring and understanding treatment variability) and other commercial purposes.  These uses are important to the efficient operation of the health care system, so please consider these uses carefully if you are considering exercising any of the rights described below.

Medical Doctors

For several decades, IQVIA has worked closely with the American Medical Association (AMA) regarding use of information relating to medical doctors (MDs).  IQVIA abides by the various options available from the AMA to provide MDs with choices available to manage the use of information.  These options include:

  • Contractual protections:  restrictions required by the AMA regarding commercial use of physician identified information for all licensees of the AMA Physician Masterfile.  IQVIA is a licensee of the AMA Physician Masterfile and has committed to these restrictions for many years.
  • AMA Data Licensing Privacy Notice:  Since 2002, the AMA Department of Database Licensing has used the AMA Data Licensing Privacy Notice (PDF) for the distribution of physician data. The AMA Data Licensing Privacy Notice addresses important information about AMA data collection, maintenance and licensing, AMA security procedures and the distribution of AMA physician data.
  • AMA Do Not Contact – an option available to you to restrict unwanted correspondence.  Obtain the "Do Not Contact" form on the AMA website (available at: https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/masterfile/ensuring-physician-database-privacy) and mail or fax the form per the instructions on the form.
  • AMA Do Not Release Information – an option available to you to opt-out of having information about you routinely licensed by the AMA.  Obtain the "Do Not Release Information" form on the AMA website (available at: https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/masterfile/ensuring-physician-database-privacy) and mail or fax the form per the instructions on the form.
  • AMA Physician Data Restriction Program – In 2006, the AMA enhanced its privacy notice to include information on the AMA's Physician Data Restriction Program. The program empowers physicians by allowing them to restrict pharmaceutical sales representatives from accessing data about their prescribing activities.  We also follow the AMA Best Practices Guidelines (PDF) for the Use of Prescribing Data by Industry. These guidelines reinforce the responsible use of data for the pharmaceutical industry.  Obtain the Physician Data Restriction Form on the AMA website (available at: https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/masterfile/
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    ) to either opt out of having prescribing data released or to register a complaint and report inappropriate behavior by pharmaceutical sales reps or companies.

Exercising any of the rights described above will apply to all licensees of the AMA Physician Masterfile (most life science companies operating in the U.S. and most service providers supporting those companies, including IQVIA).

All Health Care Professionals

If you participated directly in an IQVIA study in which your identity was known to IQVIA and you wish to determine whether IQVIA holds or sells that information to others in order to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, then please contact us at: PrivacyOfficer@IQVIA.com or visit our “Contact Us” page: https://www.iqvia.com/contact and provide the following information:

  • Subject line: CCPA Request
  • Describe which CCPA right(s) you are exercising
  • Your full name
  • Your full address
  • Your telephone number used in connection with the study (if applicable)
  • Your email address used in connection with the study (if applicable)
  • Your email address where we can communicate with you regarding this CCPA request (if different from the email address described in the preceding bullet)
  • Name / topic of the study
  • Date(s) you participated
  • Manner in which you participated (e.g., on-line web survey, 1-on-1 interview, written questionnaire)
  • Country of participation
  • Copy of any materials you received from IQVIA relating to the study

In addition to the above, if you wish to determine whether IQVIA collects, holds or sells any other information to others in order to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, then please contact us at: PrivacyOfficer@IQVIA.com or visit our “Contact Us” page: https://www.iqvia.com/contact and provide the following information:

  • Subject line: CCPA Request
  • Describe which CCPA right(s) you are exercising
  • Your full name
  • Your full address
  • Your telephone number where you can be reached to communicate with you regarding your CCPA request (if you prefer to communicate by phone)
  • Your email address where you can be reached to communicate with you regarding your CCPA request (if you prefer to communicate by email)

You may be required to submit proof of your identity to make a request described above to IQVIA to be processed as a verifiable consumer request.  IQVIA may not be able to comply with your request if we are unable to confirm your identity or to connect the information you submit in connection with your request with personal information in our possession.  You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf subject to proof of identity and authorization.  We will respond to your request pursuant to the requirements of the CCPA.  The CCPA does not apply to certain information, including information made available from government records, certain data subject to the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and certain other laws, and where its application is preempted by, or in conflict with, Federal law, the United States Constitution, or the constitution of a state (as applicable).

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