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Let Sheriffs Use Monitoring System

January 8, 2013

By March, a computerized system intended to identify West Virginians who buy large quantities of narcotic drugs and health care providers who prescribe pain medications frequently will be up and......

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Jan-09-13 2:49 PM

Lets see- We have at least 16 + deputies. Multiply by 55 counties+ 600-700 state troopers. All will have access to start. Pretty soon it will be available on the net. You take it from there. RIGHT TO PRIVACY- BS!!!!!!

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Jan-09-13 6:28 AM

I have talked to others and understand why they are doing this. Many pill takers are selling their med rather than taking, this will allow LE to check on patients and make sure they have as may as are suppose to be left at any time in the month. Maybe it will cut down in sales of illegal narcotics to the addicts. I thought it was targetting those who need their meds. Not much faith in thes brainstorms, knowing there is always funding that rob the tax payer, but guess its legal, so get use to it.

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Jan-08-13 6:53 PM

Good idea WVUthinking. Maybe the state should put annonymous on the payroll-seems they can bring out the truth when necessary. They need to hack into some other stuff to discover the real motives.

I got a call from collections from wheeling hospital for a procedure. My name, address, ss #, but the person was 67, not 45. Are people really stealing colonoscopies these days. I cant prove it wasnt me. Which agency handles such thefts. Its on my credit report that I didnt pay them.

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Jan-08-13 5:53 PM

Thats my thought too impact-is nothing confidential? If they have a right to your meds records, next will be your diagnosis.

Do they really have a right to this information? Its one thing that they can talk at parties about who they arrested, or on their facebook pages, now they can share the community medical records.

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Jan-08-13 3:47 PM

This would be a mistake. The law enforcement agencies that have it already should not, just because of confidentiality concerns.

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Jan-08-13 3:07 PM

The real problem is that useless Board of Pharmacy.

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Jan-08-13 2:40 PM

WVUthinking-they seem to find a way around any privilege.

This is designed to make money for LE, more grants, more magistrates, more abuse of govt spending.

That DARE program worked really well didnt it. Thats why girl goes partying, gets ruffied and raped. Just Say No. How much did this cost? There is some useless committee behind this nonsense. Put resource officers in schools as social workers to teach about bullying and morals, guess Steubenville didnt have program huh

Then the cops are too busy to take calls on crimes. Oh ya, more cars are needed.

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Jan-08-13 2:22 PM

So currently 15 state police and drug enforcement have access, now sheriff wants access too.

I was glad to see physician having access to database to prevent drug seekers, they are responsible in checking to assure patients are not getting scrips elsewhere. There is a max. that they can prescribe per month as well-after assuring.

Now law enforcement wants to decide whether their condition is legitimate to warrant the medication the Dr. prescribes and LE can decide if they are addicts. It would be laughable if it were not so serious.

The insurance companies have had the power to allow or withhold treatments for too long. For many, healthcare has been reduced to meds-which I am not in favor of, but now, LE wants to stick their nose in this.

Insurances should be made to pay for accupuncure, massage, rehab for conditions such as ptsd and other disorders. Instead, patients are put on meds, now the govt wants to name them addicts, and what, monitor their every move.

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Jan-08-13 7:37 AM

aww yes, the war on drugs! It has been soooo successful......

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