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   Posted 6/13/2013 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
You can find the story here

3,030 people's prescription records from Florida's prescription monitoring system was released to 7 different defense attorneys and one of those belonged to a assistant prosecutor and none of the records released had anything to do with a case.

They now so those records were perused by a undetermined amount of various other staff and consulting attorneys and their staff violating all 3030 innocent citizens constitutional rights to privacy and unlawful search. None of these records were belonging to anyone who had committed a crime.

None of the 3030 even know yet as the Supreme courts still debating on how to handle this with the least amount of fallout.

They are records from my area in Daytona and I should have some right to know as should all 3030 people. This is the problem with a system that holds information that's personal and private any far too many have access without needing permission to use.

Im disgusted as well as very mad since in light of all these new regulations and policies that require every diagnosis code to be included on every scheduled Med you fill that leaves alot of information about me in the monitoring databases.

Here in Florida it's not just scheduled meds entered it includes sleeping meds,various anxiety and meds for depression as well.

Might as well make us a T-shirt with all our information on it and we can just wear it.
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   Posted 6/13/2013 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear this Vickie...

For some reason, my browser is unable to open the link.
Nevertheless, this sounds really messed up. From the way I see it, the staff should not be able to release those records, or is there a way that the state can make them release it without consumers/patients knowing?

You have every right to be angry. It doesn't sound right to me.

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   Posted 6/13/2013 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
IMHO this is awful. Also IMHO this ain't nothing compared to what is gonna happen when I R S controls all of our country's medical records.. Not written to start a conversation about politics. I do not think I am being paranoid that I am concerned about where my medical records will be residing.

The article stated this was legal so has probably already happened many times & will continue to happen.. kinda like the prism thing with gov access to phone records..

Again IMHO so much happens that ' others ' have decided we do not need to know... so do not think any of us are surprised - just very disappointed.

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   Posted 6/13/2013 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Here is the actual link to the article to read.
It's really more about a challenge to the courts whether the Prescription Monitoring Program is "constitutional" or not.
Keep in mind these records were requested by the court based on cases of prescription fraud but they are looking into whether others should have access and if they needed it.
Here is a quick portion of the article:
The constitutional challenge is part of a growing legal battle over how the State Attorney's Office for the 7th Judicial Circuit wound up with the prescription records for an estimated 3,300 residents and why that information was provided to five of six defense attorneys representing defendants related to a prescription fraud investigation.
Because this could get into a political discussion...we need to be careful about the rules of the board..***(just a general statement...not to anyone in particular)

Post Edited (Snowbunny21) : 6/13/2013 9:14:39 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/13/2013 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Absolutely horrific. Don't know what to say. This should have never been allowed to happen, and now that that info is out there, no way of securing it again.

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   Posted 6/13/2013 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, that could possibly be my information too. I lived in Deltona during that time (I moved back to Michigan last June). This is upsetting to say the least. I will have to keep track of this story... thanks for bringing it to our attention, Vickie.
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   Posted 6/13/2013 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I could care less about the political part to any of this other then my right to privacy and from illegal search and seizure.

Those records should only be available if someone needs to treat me or I am under suspect of a crime. None of the no ones admitted that that's the case here and I seriously doubt anyone would have ever known this breech had occurred if one of the 3300 hadn't been an assistant prosecutor.

This bothers me more coming on the tailend of the Pentagon breech last month and the following week I received a email from the bank that carries my visa debit card alerting me that my ATM and cash back option would be suspended in certain international country's until further notice.

Now inquiring minds like mine called them up as asked why I would have to carry cash on my trip to Jamaica? I was informed after being dumped thru 3 people that all they knew was it was due to a breech in security thru a government agency? They didnt have anymore details than that.

Was it another breech or the Pentagon? What kind of info did they get from wherever?

I just think I should have some rights when it concerns my personal information. At the very least the right to know.
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   Posted 6/13/2013 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Vicki, WOW, that is absolutely unreal! I agree there is NO REASON for anyone to receive private information like that, honestly not even for a criminal case unless that criminal case has something to do with the medications themselves. That is a complete violation of private medical information.

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   Posted 6/13/2013 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for link SB.

This is outrageous! They should not of received those records. It is private info.

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   Posted 6/13/2013 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree. This is outrageous, and I completely understand why you're so upset about this Vickie. I would be too. I think they should send that letter to everyone that their information has been involved in this.

Take care my friend. Try not to stress to much. We don't want your pain to increase because of this.

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   Posted 6/13/2013 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
So much for HIPPA!
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   Posted 6/13/2013 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
And this is why I had problems with the idea of a monitoring system in the first place. My trepidation had nothing to do with being included in the database, as I have nothing to hide. My problem with it was/is the privacy issue. That is a lot of personal/medical information located in one database that many people have access to. The opportunity for abuse is there. It can be a slippery slope.....

Post Edited (Splashdancer) : 6/13/2013 5:27:16 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/13/2013 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Vickie I'm sorry that this problem is happening to you. I know I would be upset greatly if this had happen to me. I guess in someways it has. I can't tell you how many times now that I've receive a notice from the US Government regarding my military health records on data disk, being left in an employees car and it being stolen.

My medical records are huge and very complex. The thought of someone who isn't a Dr having access to them really bothers me. I have some personal information in there that ONLY a DR should know about.

I just wanted to say I'm sorry you're upset over this and I'll keep you in my prayers. Try not to make yourself sick over this. I know it's NOT right, but it's highly unlikely they'll do anything about it. Hang in there.

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