ACLU Wants Federal Probe Of Fla. Drug Database

Law360, Miami (June 25, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida wants the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the state's prescription drug monitoring program following the release of the records of 3,300 patients to third parties during a drug investigation last month.

In a health information privacy complaint lodged Saturday, the civil rights group said the system lacks oversight and accountability for misuse and urged the federal officials to pursue fixes as well as possible sanctions against any individuals and entities responsible for the breach of...
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