ACLU Slams DEA In Prescription Records Privacy Fight

Law360, New York (September 30, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT) -- The American Civil Liberties Union last week fought the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s arguments that patients cannot expect privacy of their prescription information records, arguing that such information is part of private medical information protected by the Fourth Amendment guarantees against unreasonable searches.

The ACLU, which in April joined as intervenor in a federal court battle in Oregon over access to prescription drug records, argued that the DEA’s August motion for summary judgment had not adequately explained why prescription drug information is not protected by the...
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