MT: Panel weighs prescription database: Privacy issues raised

Tristan Scott reports:

Cancer survivor Lois Fitzpatrick worries that a prescription drug database proposed for the upcoming session of the Montana Legislature would compromise her privacy and hinder patients’ access to pain medications.

Mark Long, chief of the narcotics bureau for Montana’s Division of Criminal Investigations, fears that if the drug registry fails, addicts and criminals will continue diverting pain medications and Montanans will keep dying from opiate overdoses at an alarming rate.

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