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DOH Wants Tighter Security on Rx Database

Florida officials say they’re taking steps to tighten security for the state’s prescription drug database after State Attorney C.J. Larizza released the prescription information of 3,300 people in a drug trafficking case, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Law enforcement officials charged only six people in the sting, but their search of the database yielded private records of thousands of individuals who were unrelated to the case. Critics have pointed out privacy concerns ever since the database was proposed. 

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