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Although this might have been more of a misunderstanding than any intentional criminal act, since the medication was likely taken into evidence and a police report taken and filed, that would be a matter of the public record and therefore not confidential. Basically anything the police do is public record and can be disclosed to any member of the public, including the media, as long as what they are reporting is true to the best of their knowledge during the course of any investigation. So if there were certain types of medications that were not in their proper containers, then their identification as part of any criminal investigation wouldn't carry any duty of confidentiality.
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