DEA seeks presciption records without warrants


On the face of it, this does not appear to be a big story. What is important is the continuing effort to limit State’s Rights as well as our own. Forget privacy and Patient Doctor privilege. I see a more ominous future in the DEA’s march. Beware of the push for Mental Health evaluation before purchasing guns as has been suggested. Has any one ever been given a prescription for Valium when under a lot of stress? In fact, one in nine has seeked counseling some time in their life. Keep your eye out on this trojan horse and gun control.

The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to block the Drug Enforcement Administration from obtaining prescription records without a warrant in Oregon.

The state of Oregon filed suit against the DEA last year after the agency sought to access the Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), a database of prescription records for certain drugs. The ACLU and its Oregon affiliate hope to join the lawsuit on behalf of patients and doctors.

“Oregon law and the U.S. Constitution clearly require the DEA to get a warrant just like any other law enforcement agency,” David Fidanque of the ACLU of Oregon said. “The ACLU opposed the creation of the Oregon prescription database precisely because we were concerned about protecting the privacy of patients and doctors who have done nothing wrong. The Legislature agreed to add the search warrant requirement to partially address that concern.

In seeking to join the lawsuit on Saturday, the ACLU said the DEA’s actions violated the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The group argued that patients and physicians in Oregon have a “reasonable expectations of privacy in their prescription records,” and were protected from unreasonable searches. H/T: Raw Story (http://s.tt/1z0nS)
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11 Responses to “DEA seeks presciption records without warrants”

  1. Sheree Krider Says:

    Reblogged this on Kentucky Marijuana Party Discussions.

  2. Joyce barron Says:

    One issue not addressed is that so called psychiatric drugs are often prescribed for other off label uses such as sleep disorders or fibromyalgia. I have both fms with alpha delta sleep disorder, and narcolepsy with cataplexy. Both conditions are often treated with anti depressants. Are they mental illnesses? No. does treating them effectively already result in discrimination, such as being denied life insurance due to antidepressant usage? YES! I strongly oppose any government perusal of my confidential prescription information.

    • Bunkerville Says:

      Excellent point. Way too much power is being taken by our government.

  3. Designs by Dianne Says:

    This world’s system is corrupt and the fallen nature of sin one day will come to an end – that’s good! Until then we fight the good fight! Knowing Truth will reclaim possession one fine day ( Revelation 22:20).
    Here’s some connecting articles – Old but ties in: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31485134/ns/politics-white_house/t/obama-announces-drug-companies-deal/#.UQboYejKZF8
    http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/medicine/genetest.shtml
    “Truth is a Way of Thinking” ….
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    • Bunkerville Says:

      Yep, lower cost drugs. The result no development of new antibiotics.

  4. Always On Watch Says:

    Easily accomplished because of ObamaCare’s mandate for electronic medical records.

    • Bunkerville Says:

      True. One difference they will over right state laws.

  5. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    Rights? What rights? Soon our only right wwill be the right to obey or else.

    • Bunkerville Says:

      The slow march continues doesn’t it. Not many care apparently.

      • Steve Dennis Says:

        It sure does and I don’t think that the problem is that people don’t care, I think the problem is that people just aren’t paying close enough attention. Maybe that is the same thing after all.

      • bunkerville Says:

        Hope you are right. Fingers crossed that they may wake up in time.


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