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Database Names Leaked by DEA Agent?


The Florida Department of Health, which is in charge of Florida's prescription drug database, held a workshop Monday morning to discuss tightening rules on who has access to it following the leak of thousands of names of patients who were treated at a pain clinic in Volusia County.

The input from today's workshop will be used in another workshop in August, according to Molly Koon Kellogg, press secretary for the Florida Department of Health.  
As the Tampa Bay Times reports, it is not at all clear that DOH was to blame for the leak. 

Apparently the leak occurred after a federal DEA agent was given the information.