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‘Great Big Brother keeps sticking his nose into private citizens’ business. How does this serve the public’s well being?’ kmc2008

Citizen Staff Writer

Compiled by MARK KIMBLE


The story: Arizona launches a computer database that tracks prescription drug usage.

Your take: Security cameras, speed-enforcement cameras, now this. Is there no end to Big Brothers’ intrusion?

The comment at the top of this column reflects the feelings of the Tucson Citizen’s online community.

The state says the information will be available only to doctors and pharmacists to combat prescription-drug abuse. But that doesn’t mollify you.

“I don’t think ANYONE but myself and my doctor should know what meds I am on,” wrote Lynnifer.

“Please Mr. Government man, LEAVE US ALONE!” ksussman added. “Go back to building roads and bombing bad guys. That’s all we want from you!”

User ftar blames “the Patriot Act, which is no way patriotic.”

But Twoken1 disagrees, writing the database has “nothing to do with the Patriot Act, and EVERYTHING to do with greedy, elitist and nosy busybodies.” Thanks for clearing that up.



For Monday, Feb. 9

1 Major classic car auction rolling into Tucson.

2 Steve Rivera column: Happier Budinger has elevated his play.

3 Arizona tracking prescription drug users.

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