Drug Diversion in the News

Nurse Charged With Stealing Prescription Medication From Darien Senior Living Facility – Daily Voice

June 19th, 2019|Categories: Drug Diversion in the News|

A Fairfield County nurse is facing charges for allegedly stealing pain medication from patients for several months, police said. The director of the Maplewood at Darien notified investigators at the Darien Police Department that an employed nurse had been stealing prescription controlled substances from residents. Police said that the nurse in question, identified as Bridgeport [...]

Kansas nurses, aides charged with stealing meds, patient abuse; some still licensed – Kansas City Star

September 28th, 2018|Categories: Drug Diversion in the News|

Ten Kansas nurses and nurse aides have been charged with Medicaid fraud, stealing narcotic medications and mistreating vulnerable adults after an enforcement sweep by the state’s attorney general. At least eight are still licensed to work in the state, according to the Kansas State Board of Nursing and Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services [...]

Franklin nurse accused of stealing patients pain pills – WISH-TV

September 27th, 2018|Categories: Drug Diversion in the News|

FRANKLIN, Ind. (WISH) -- A registered nurse in Franklin faces criminal charges after authorities say she stole prescription pain medication while on the clock, to feed her addiction. Jill R. Swhier, 34, allegedly stole from patients at Homeview Health and Rehabilitation Center on State Street near Palmer in Franklin. The case is being handled by [...]

Roswell Park: Former employee replaced narcotics with water in some syringes – WIVB.com – News 4

September 27th, 2018|Categories: Drug Diversion in the News|

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Roswell Park confirmed Thursday that a former employee removed a narcotic from syringes and replaced it with water earlier this year. Those actions are believed to have caused several patients to develop infections, a statement from Roswell's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Boris Kuvshinoff said. No patient deaths resulted from the incident. All patients [...]

Somerset nurse struck off for stealing medication

September 27th, 2018|Categories: Drug Diversion in the News|

A SOMERSET nurse has been struck off after she stole medication from a community hospital to treat her anxiety and depression. Alison Brigitte Randall was caught stealing zopliclone – a type of sleeping pill – while working at Williton Community Hospital in 2017. Randall admitted the theft to the police, received a conditional discharge from [...]

Nursing home employee charge with theft of fentanyl patches – kplr11.com

July 25th, 2018|Categories: Drug Diversion in the News|

× Nursing home employee charge with theft of fentanyl patches LINCOLN COUNTY, MO – 27-year-old Deborah Smith of Moscow Mills, MO has been charged with stealing of a control substance and possession of a controlled substance in Lincoln County. The charges stem from a complaint filed by the director of the Troy Manor Nursing Home. Investigators [...]

Four new Hepatitis C cases confirmed to Puyallup outbreak; source still unknown

July 25th, 2018|Categories: Drug Diversion in the News|

Twelve confirmed cases of Hepatitis C are connected to an April outbreak at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, according to health officials. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department reported four new Hepatitis C cases Wednesday, in addition to the eight confirmed cases originally reported. The cases are genetically linked through testing by the Centers for [...]

Saskatoon nurse facing disciplinary hearing over stolen opioids

July 24th, 2018|Categories: Drug Diversion in the News|

A licensed practical nurse in Saskatoon is facing a disciplinary hearing later this year for professional misconduct. Natasha Janzen is accused of stealing 18 vials of the deadly, synthetic opioid sufentanil from a patient in 2017, failing to do proper paperwork and failing to "develop and maintain an appropriate relationship" with the patient. Sufentanil is a drug used for pain [...]

Springfield EMT/Paramedic Pleads Guilty to Stealing Fentanyl, Morphine – KOAM-TV

July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Drug Diversion in the News|

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield, Mo., man who worked as a paramedic and EMT for several emergency medical transportation companies pleaded guilty in federal court today to stealing fentanyl and morphine and replacing the drugs with saline solution. Zachary L. McCleary, 30, waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate [...]

Halifax police charge paramedic with stealing hydromorphone from hospitals – Toronto Star

July 20th, 2018|Categories: Drug Diversion in the News|

By Taryn GrantFor StarMetro Halifax Fri., July 20, 2018 HALIFAX—A Halifax paramedic is facing criminal charges after being accused of stealing opioids from hospital drug vaults. Police say Darrell Bardua, 52, of Seaforth, N.S. removed hydromorphone from vials that were stored in drug vaults at three local hospitals. Bardua is an Emergency Health Services (EHS) [...]