Your medication history is an open book to Arizona government busybodies

J.D. Tuccille reports:

Have you ever taken any prescription drugs I should know about? Let me rephrase that. Have you ever taken any prescription drugs that you think are none of my business or anybody else’s, for that matter? It’s all the same, if you live in a state like Arizona, where Big Brother is monitoring your prescription history and keeping records of your medications stored in one handy, centralized database.

The Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program was established by an act of the legislature, and went into effect this past December. It joins Arizona with 37 other states that have or are planning similar monitoring programs. T

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  1. Anonymous - February 10, 2009

    I don’t see any major issues with this. Their is always a balance to be struck with regards to patient well being/public safety and privacy. Certain drugs are notorious for being doubly-prescribed (if not more often) to feed addictions or street use.

    The real story lies in what AZ will do to protect this information. Controlled access is critical.

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