It's For Your Own Good
Tennesseeans take "too many" perscription drugs. Everywhere else averages about 11 perscriptions per person per year. Tennessee averages 17.7. Doctors are freaked out.
The solution? A DATABASE! Goody. Just what we need. A central clearinghouse that will store the name of every person receiving prescription medication, along with a list of the perscriptions they receive. Doesn't that sound fantabulous? Aren't you eager to know that, with a touch of a button, someone can see every drug you take?
But it's okay. It's for your own good. Relax. Having a central agency know your business can never turn out badly...