"We have said we will oppose restrictions on the flow of information," said Randy Frankel, vice president of external affairs at IMS Health. "We'll make a determination when we see the law but that has been our approach in the past."
"The bill is the wrong prescription for public health, especially for a city dealing with public health crises like the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Now that the city has a clearer picture of the affected population, why would they draw the blinds on how that population is being treated? That is one of the many points we are making to City Council members," he said.