Police access to prescription drug records gets tougher
from The Wall Street Journal
For years, police across the country have had little trouble gaining records of prescription drugs used by individuals they suspect of committing a crime. But some courts and legislators are starting to restrict the data, citing privacy concerns. Law-enforcement officials say easy access to databases of prescriptions for controlled substances is crucial to curbing the illegal flow of prescription pills, which feed what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified as an epidemic of drug abuse.
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