Friday, October 08, 2004

Medical records fair game in investigaton of double doctoring: FL appeals court

From Yahoo:

Yahoo! News - Rush Record Snatching Ruled OK:

"On Wednesday, a Florida appeals court ruled that surprise visits paid to the conservative radio host's doctors, during which Limbaugh's medical records were snatched by prosecutors, did not violate Limbaugh's right to privacy.

The records were seized last November as part of an investigation into Limbaugh's alleged illegal painkiller use.

Prosecutors were trying to ascertain whether Limbaugh had been 'doctor shopping,' i.e., raking in duplicate prescriptions from a roster of unsuspecting medical types. They went after his records after learning that he had obtained about 2,000 painkillers, prescribed by four different doctors in a six-month time period. "

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