Prescription Database Privacy Case Heads For Legal Showdown - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Prescription Database Privacy Case Heads For Legal Showdown
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
User Rank: Apprentice
10/10/2014 | 6:18:35 PM
CURES Database - ONLY Controlled Substances
This article is filled with inaccuracies and hysteria.  Obviously, these people have never signed into the CURES data base to see the information it actually contains or the reports that are generated.  It is ONLY controlled substance prescriptions; NOTHING else.  The CDC issued a newsletter in July about the nationwide epidemic of opioid and controlled substance abuse that is a real problem we need to address as a nation.  Forty nine of our 50 states have these programs because more people are dying everyday of prescription drug overdoses than illegal drug overdoses.  Think about it!  Who is enabling all these controlled substance prescriptions?  This problem can be solved.  Also think about why they call them "controlled substances".  It because they are tracked in order to control misuse and abuse by patients and prescribers.  If you are taking these drugs or prescribing these drugs in a rational manner, you have nothing to be afraid of.  If you are abusing these drugs or prescribing them in an unscrupulous manner, you should be very afraid - you will be found out and dealt with accordingly.  Several states have now mandated that prescribers MUST review their state controlled substance database before writing controlled substance prescriptions in order to identify abusers that need help with substance abuse and not further enable them.  Many states have the ability to to do searches of multiple state databases because drug seeker are known to cross state lines just to get more.
User Rank: Ninja
10/9/2014 | 12:49:59 PM
Re: Prescription Database Privacy Case Heads For Legal Showdown
The prescription database is the best thing that could happen to protect both the physicians and the patients alike. It will put an end to doctor shopping, illicit prescription drug sales, overdoses, physician fraud, etc.

The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
Why 2021 May Turn Out to be a Great Year for Tech Startups
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  2/24/2021
How GIS Data Can Help Fix Vaccine Distribution
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/17/2021
11 Ways DevOps Is Evolving
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  2/18/2021
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you.
White Papers
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll