FL pill mill database leaked patient info, says ACLU
MIAMI (AP) — A statewide database aimed at cracking down on the state's pill mills leaked thousands of patients' personal information, even though some of the details were not part of any criminal investigation, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday. Personal details, including dosage amounts, birthdates, addresses and other information was given to Volusia County prosecutors and defense attorneys who were working on six criminal cases. The ACLU said someone who was not part of a criminal investigation found out their prescription information was also given to the lawyers. Someone who received the information noticed a colleague's name on the list and alerted them. But it's unclear how many patients had information leaked who were not part of a criminal investigation.
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