Prescription Drug Records at Risk

Former presidential candidate Bob Barr writes:

My home state of Georgia may soon join those states that have enacted “Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs,” thereby making individual citizen’s prescription records subject to easier state and federal government snooping. Already nearly three dozen states have such programs in place, a primary reason for which is to receive federal grants.

In Georgia, the legislation is being pushed by Republicans, and the bill (HB 614) passed the state House by a wide margin earlier this month and awaits action in the Senate.

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