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...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.
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Monday, September 13, 2010
Cops Target Sick People in Pain
Posted by Nick
“Law enforcement” in North Carolina is demanding the names of all patients on prescription pain medications, to harass and possibly cage them. There are many terrible parts of the drug war, but the targeting of sick people in great pain has to be among the worst. Already, doctors can under-prescribe painkillers, for fear of being destroyed by the FDA, the DEA, and the rest of the criminal alphabet. Meanwhile, everyone in government, not just in North Copolina, lusts for control over others. But stamping their jackboot on the face of a cancer patient in torment must give them a special thrill.-Lew Rockwell