Jul 242017
 July 24, 2017  Posted by  Featured News, Healthcare, Surveillance, U.S.

Michael Catalini of Associated Press reports:

New Jersey is the latest state amid a national opioid crisis to consider allowing police and law enforcement officials to access its prescription drug monitoring database without a court order, pitting patient rights to privacy against the government’s ability to investigate so-called doctor shopping.

Republican state Sen. Robert Singer introduced the legislation Tuesday after discussions with a county prosecutor, arguing that the legislation will help officials target physicians who might be illicitly prescribing powerful prescription medications.

Read more on Washington Post.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

  2 Responses to “Tool to help police in opioid crisis draws privacy concern”

  1. I warned people about this in January.

    ‘Feds force doctors pharmacists to spy on 60% of Americans’

    A Foundation Care whitepaper claims, that as of 2016 a total of 48 states have enacted legislation for prescription drug monitoring programs. The PDMP Training and Technical Assistance Center claims, every state except the District of Columbia has created a prescription drug monitoring program.

    According to sources, 60% of Americans or 119 million people take prescription drugs. Which means they’re spying on 60% of Americans. Big brother is one state away from creating a NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM.

  2. I blogged about this in 2010 (and even before then, but here’s a post from 2010):


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