Pubdate: Tue, 10 May 2005
Source: Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Copyright: 2005 Sun-Sentinel Company
Author: Stephen Heath


The latest news in the case of Rush Limbaugh should make every
American sit up and take notice. If his medical records are turned
over to police and prosecutors, we are one step closer to having all
of our medical decisions made by cops instead of doctors.

Limbaugh's prominence makes him easy fodder for those seeking his
conviction and imprisonment on "doctor-shopping" charges. But such
thinking does nothing to help Americans who seek relief from Big
Brother government gravely intoning what otherwise law-abiding adults
are free to put into their own bodies at their own expense.

If the Drug Enforce-ment Administration and other law enforcement
officers can tell Limbaugh his legal limits on pain relief, they can
tell us all. And those of us who don't medicate as instructed by these
cops will face arrest, prosecution and mandatory prison time


Public Relations Director

Drug Policy Forum of Florida

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