Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Rush Loses One

From the Sun-Sentinel:

WEST PALM BEACH — A state appeals court ruled Wednesday that Rush Limbaugh’s medical records were properly seized by investigators seeking information on alleged illegal drug use.

Investigators raided the offices of Limbaugh’s doctors last November seeking information on whether the conservative radio commentator illegally tried to buy prescription painkillers. Limbaugh, 53, has not been charged with a crime and the investigation had been at a standstill pending a decision on the medical records.

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Limbaugh said he would fight the decision, which he said did not recognize the privacy rights afforded by Congress or the Florida Legislature. He is being investigated for “doctor shopping,” the illegal practice of visiting several doctors to receive duplicate prescriptions of controlled narcotics.

Rush is entitled to defend himself in any way he sees fit. But the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem – and accepting the consequences.