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How Do You Feel About The PharmaNet System Regarding Drug Purchases?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by the mechanic, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. the mechanic

    the mechanic Active Member

    ... when you buy medicine at a pharmacy, information about you and your purchase goes into a government database called pharmanet ...

    ... your private details are then made available to all pharmacies, hospitals, doctors, nurses, the police, fire departments, a pharmacists college, a doctors and surgeons college and anyone else the government wants to give it to ...

    ... what do you think about this? do you agree with this mass distribution of your confidential information? or do you think it amounts to a violation of your civil right to privacy?

    ... any opinions about this?
  2. RDL

    RDL Guest

    I think you are being absolutely paranoid. :poop:
  3. Max Power

    Max Power Guest

    I work in healthcare. This is only partially correct. The police and fire department do not have access to the information. In fact, most doctor offices do not have access to Pharmanet unless they purchase a subscription. It is true that pharmacies and hospitals have access but this is for safety and better healthcare.

    On the flip side, psychiatrists used to have limited access to VPD police documents but this is no longer the case. These days, the police documents are infrequently provided to hospital staff. When they do so, it's only if it's relevant and after things are blanked out.
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  4. the mechanic

    the mechanic Active Member

    ... hi Max Power. thank you very much for your most excellent post ...

    ... interesting what you say about the police and fire departments not having access to our pharmacy records. according to the BC government, all emergency agencies do have access to our info through the pharmanet system ...

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