Big Brother is Watching Your Medicine Cabinet

After the whole NSA uproar you would think that lawmakers would tread softly when it comes to creating databases about law abiding citizens.  Well think again.

big-brotherRecently, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill that would create a statewide database to monitor the prescription drugs common citizens are using.  They claim that this database will be used by doctors and pharmacists only in order to check whether a patient has multiple prescriptions for “controlled substances,” which in and of itself is an ambiguous term.  Controlled substances include some cough syrups, pain killers and other medication commonly used by law abiding citizens as well as other drugs that are legitimately used for various issues will be monitored. Law enforcement will have access in order to try to determine and prevent “pill mill” doctors who in their non-clinical opinion “over prescribe” these drugs.

Creating these databases to “save ourselves from ourselves” is dangerous.  It is an invasion of our privacy.  It will lead to the government interfering in our lives.  I predict it won’t be long before law enforcement starts using this to investigate people for DUID cases involving drugs and other crimes.

In fact, the Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said about this law, “There are many strategies we use in law enforcement to combat this modern plague, but none are as effective as a confidential statewide drug monitoring system would be.”

The government needs to stay out of our medicine cabinets.

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Justin McShane

PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.

One response to “Big Brother is Watching Your Medicine Cabinet”

  • wow, our Government is way out of bounds here, how dare they “track” ppl using and needing these drugs for pain or any reason a doctor prescribes ant medication to you..

    Talk about constitutional rights, we are losing them more each day!
    Terrible, thanks 4 posting these articles.

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