Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Sunday November 20, 2011

Doctors Want to Control Negative Reviews Online

A new twist on the Doctor/Patient privilege has emerged and has raised alarms in the medical community nationwide. In an attempt to curb the growing number of negative comments directed at doctors and their reputations, some doctors are requesting patients sign away their rights to post negative comments on Angie’s List and other online service rating organizations.

Medical Justice then supplied its clients with a much stronger agreement -- which opponents liken to a gag order -- giving the doctor free reign to compel removal of any post for any reason.

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