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Medical Records May End Up on the Auction Block

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March 4, 2010- Patients of a St. Petersburg doctor were understandably nervous when they learned that their former physician had abandoned a storage unit, leaving the contents eligible for auction. Tabetha Schwartz, a patient of the physician and a recent victim of identity theft, contacted the state of Florida. As a result of that contact the auction is temporarily halted. However, even with the temporary respite, there is currently no law to prevent auctions like this from occurring in the future.

 

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