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Peoria considering ID checks for certain drugs

Peoria city attorneys are drafting an ordinance requiring pharmacies to fingerprint customers before they can pick up certain prescriptions.

The Arizona Republic reports the Phoenix suburb would be the first Arizona city to require fingerprinting at pharmacies in an effort to curb what it says are an escalating number of fraud cases.

The proposed ordinance would require anyone picking up a prescription for a family member or friend for drugs such as OxyContin and Percocet be fingerprinted.

The legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, calls it an “overreaction” that raises serious concerns about intrusion of privacy.

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