Medical Privacy: Not So Private

Published September 19, 2014 by Paradise Kendra

Medical privacy is scarily non-existent right now. Fortunately, we are the ones who can change things for the better. Our privacy, protection, and freedom rely on the level of medical expertise and the direct relationship between doctor and patient access permitted within our healthcare system.

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Many patients don’t realize that a physician’s ability to service the community can be suspended or retracted entirely by the DEA for their patient’s misuse or diversion of drugs.

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Why is this an issue for the everyday American who never intends to overdose or abuse their prescription dosage?

TheDEAis implementing stricter and stricter regulations on physicians and their ability to provide prescriptions. They are also enforcing legal penalties for abuse of prescription drugs on the doctor who prescribed them as well as the patient who actually broke “regulation”.

For example, if a patient went to a second doctor in addition to their primary one to gain a second prescription, theDEAnow uses thePrescription Monitoring Programto enforce the legal repercussions against the doctors who prescribed a medication for their patient in addition to the person who committed the crime.


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