Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

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DEA Raided This Woman's House After She Shopped At A Garden Store

Matt Sledge | Huffington Post | April 12, 2014

Angela Kirking never thought shopping for garden supplies would lead to agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration waking her up with guns drawn, but that's what happened last October.  "I bought a bottle of organic fertilizer, a 16-ounce bottle," said Kirking, a 46-year-old face-paint artist. "Three weeks later I was raided by DEA."

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DEA: Medical Records Sent To Pharmacies Have No Protected Privacy

Kristen Butler | United Press International (UPI) | September 24, 2013

In response to a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Drug Enforcement Administration argues that the "third-party doctrine" revokes privacy protections from citizens' prescription medical records. Read More »

Drug Agents Use Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.S.A.’s

Scott Shane and Colin Moynihan | New York Times | September 1, 2013

For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans’ phone calls — parallel to but covering a far longer time than the National Security Agency’s hotly disputed collection of phone call logs. Read More »

Feds Move Into Digital Medicine, Face Doctor Backlash

Laura Ungar and Jayne O'Donnell | USA TODAY | February 1, 2015

"Physicians passionately despise their electronic health records," says Lexington, Ky., emergency physician Steven Stack, the American Medical Association's president-elect. "We use technology quickly when it works … Electronic health records don't work right now."

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The DEA and Military Rx Drugs

Bob Brewin | NextGov | November 2, 2011

Drugs or alcohol were involved in 29 percent of Army suicides between 2005 and 2010 -- no surprise since the Defense Department hands out prescription drugs like candy on Halloween, as I have reported in Nextgov's Broken Warrior series. Some of those drugs also are traded by troops, an activity that can lead to abuse and addiction...