Limbaugh Wins More Time To Keep Medical Records Private

A Florida judge has ordered Rush Limbaugh's medical records to be sealed for at least 15 days.

The stay is to give the radio host's lawyers time to appeal the judge's earlier ruling giving prosecutors access to the records.

The prosecutors want to look through the files for evidence Limbaugh illegally bought prescription painkillers.

Investigators seized his medical files last month after learning Limbaugh received more than two-thousand painkillers from a pharmacy near his Palm Beach home.

Limbaugh's lawyer says the seizure of the files violates privacy rights and that the investigation is politically motivated. The lawyer says the files include "the most private conversations between doctor and patient."

The conservative host admitted his addiction in October and took leave from his radio show to go through rehab.

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