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Published: Wednesday, April 18 2012 9:38 p.m. MDT

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SME
Kearns, UT

For those who think a new government program is the answer to everything the Latin phrase "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" (Who will watch the watchmen?) applies today just as much as it did in Roman times. Human nature hasn't changeed. Give government tremendous power and it WILL be abused.

Let's be real
Salt Lake City, UT

Although I do not support prescription drug addiction issues and know that they are numerous, I also do not support a database on individuals who abuse them. I can, a little bit, understand where we could be more stringent with doctors who prescribe them. They are under a more encompassing standard. As to an individual person like perhaps my neighbor, friend, clergy, child etc., I believe that our constitution does not allow for that type of big brother watchful eye. Government is overstepping their bounds on this one. They pass a law like this stating that they are saving us from ourselves when in actuality they are packing us into a tight little bag where eventually we may not be able to get back out. They can then exercise complete control over us like the King of England did in the 1700's. Is it any wonder why we do not trust them? Someone needs to challenge this law to give us our rights back... and no I am not a prescription drug abuser but I do know some. That is their problem and not our governments.

VIDAR
Murray, UT

obvioualy the access needs to be taken away from the police. seems to me that someone in internal affairs is not doing their job. It should be fairly easy to check and see who has been lookng at the database and question them as to why they looked at it.
this is private medical information, a search warrant should be required first. its like giving the polie a key to every house in the city to come in and check randomly anytime they want to.

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