Drug Diversion in the News

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

Somerset nurse struck off for stealing medication

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 – [...]

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

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

× 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 [...]

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

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

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, [...]

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

Saskatoon nurse facing disciplinary hearing over stolen opioids

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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