Courts & Crime

September 10, 2010 8:52 PM

North Carolina sheriffs want to snoop in medicine cabinets

Sheriffs in North Carolina want access to state computer records identifying anyone with prescriptions for powerful painkillers and other controlled substances. Local sheriffs said that more people in their counties die of accidental overdoses than from homicides, but patient advocates say it would deal a devastating blow to privacy rights.

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