nc police want medical records...

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    Sheriffs in North Carolina want access to state computer records identifying anyone with prescriptions for powerful painkillers and other controlled substances.

    The state sheriff's association pushed the idea Tuesday, saying the move would help them make drug arrests and curb a growing problem of prescription drug abuse. But patient advocates say opening up people's medicine cabinets to law enforcement would deal a devastating blow to privacy rights.

    Allowing sheriffs' offices and other law enforcement officials to use the state's computerized list would vastly widen the circle of people with access to information on prescriptions written for millions of people. As it stands now, doctors and pharmacists are the main users.



    Read more: Sheriffs want lists of patients using painkillers - Crime/Safety - NewsObserver.com

    perhaps they should look at the doctors who do nothing but prescript pain killers
     
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    Perhaps this sheriff ought to go back to cop school, for a remedial due process class. If he needs to see medical records, all he has to do is swear out a warrant, stating probable cause, and have a judge sign it.
     
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    The 4th Amendment...wussdat?
     
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    that's bullcrap, breaks the 4th.
     
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    such bull crap....I am ready to get rid of all drug laws, especially if the gvt keeps pursuing this kind of crud....
     
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    See what happens when you have a "Living breathing" Constitution?
     
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    Yeah, South Carolina spits on it. I hadn't noticed that the Supreme Court ruled on this boneheaded sheriff's request, though, so wonder why you made that statement that makes no sense?
     
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    Sure why not, the war on drugs is a war of freedom .
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    You mean North Carolina?
     

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