Dispute over drug database records in appeals court
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A dispute over whether New Hampshire should produce records related to its Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to the Drug Enforcement Agency without a warrant has reached an appeals court.
Last year, the DEA subpoenaed information from Michelle Ricco Jonas, who oversees New Hampshire’s database allowing health care workers to search a patient’s prescription patterns. It sought an individual’s records. The state refused, saying the DEA needed a warrant.