State’s Sheriffs Want Access to Citizens’ Private Health Records

If you live in North Carolina and take prescription pain killers, you could soon find yourself on a police watch list. A nanny state initiative is being promoted by the state sheriffs association that would provide law enforcement officials with access to patients’ confidential records in the name of bolstering efforts in the war on prescription drug abuse.

Currently, only doctors and pharmacists in North Carolina are privy to the state’s database of patients and their prescriptions. Patient advocacy groups say allowing police officers to dabble with the system in their crime fighting efforts would be detrimental to ensuring privacy of common citizens who have been legally prescribed medications by their licensed physicians.

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