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Pennsylvania Fracking Law: If a doctor thinks an illness is fracking-related, he/she is forbidden from talking to the patient or other doctors about it

And the public at large of course. “Non-disclosure agreement.” According to this report anyway.

… If a company does release information about what is used, health care professionals are bound by a non-disclosure agreement that not only forbids them from warning the community of water and air pollution that may be caused by fracking, but which also forbids them from telling their own patients what the physician believes may have led to their health problems. A strict interpretation of the law would also forbid general practitioners and family practice physicians who sign the non-disclosure agreement and learn the contents of the “trade secrets” from notifying a specialist about the chemicals or compounds, thus delaying medical treatment.

The clauses are buried on pages 98 and 99 of the 174-page bill, which was initiated and passed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly and signed into law in February by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett.

via Fracking: Pennsylvania Gags Physicians | Truthout.

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