Drug Abuse Top Cause Of Nurse Discipline In Connecticut

By Kate Farrish, Conn. Health I-Team Writer Out of work and addicted to the anti-anxiety medication Klonopin, Heather Delaney, a licensed practical nurse from Stratford, checked herself into Bridgeport Hospital in 2011 when she could no longer handle withdrawal without medical help. After a brief hospitalization following a suicide attempt the previous fall, Delaney spent […]

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Athens couple arrested following multi-state pursuit

Thursday, January 18th 2018, 7:55 pm CSTFriday, January 19th 2018, 11:46 pm CST By WAFF 48 Digital Staff LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) –The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office reports an Athens couple is in custody in connection to a vehicle pursuit Thursday evening. It started after a narcotics investigator received information that 30-year-old Christopher James Shock had forged a prescription […]

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Nurse accused of selling prescription drugs in Port St. Lucie

Nicholas Samuel , nicholas.samuel@tcpalm.comPublished 2:05 p.m. ET May 25, 2017 | Updated 5:07 p.m. ET May 25, 2017 (Photo: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ST. LUCIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE) PORT ST. LUCIE — A nurse was arrested Monday after deputies said she sold prescription drugs without a license to undercover deputies, according to a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Firefighter-paramedic accused of stealing drugs from ambulances

Updated: May 26, 2017 – 12:39 PM UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – A West Pierce Fire & Rescue firefighter-paramedic was arrested, accused of stealing controlled substances from medic units. During daily checks, other paramedics noticed some vials of fentanyl, a powerful narcotic, had loose or no protective caps, according to fire officials. It was reported to […]

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Mississippi nurse arrested for alleged opioid embezzlement

By Willie James Inman Published May 26, 2017 Fox News Jeremy David Duke, a registered nurse in Mississippi has been arrested and charged with the embezzlement of drugs.  (Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics) A registered nurse who works at a Jackson, Mississippi metro area hospital has been arrested and charged with drug embezzlement. Jeremy David Duke, 32, […]

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DEA warns registrants of phishing scheme involving falsified requests sent via fax

ALERT: Faxed-based phishing scams targeting Pharmacies. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has received several notifications of faxed-based phishing scams. The DEA urges registered Pharmacies to be on guard against a fax asking for personal identifying information (PII) or request for additional collection of fees. The DEA is continuously identifying safeguards against suspicious activity, but cybercriminals […]

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Nursing director charged with drug theft

By Kevin Kearneykkearney@wayneindependent.com HONESDALE – The former nursing director at Mountain Laurel Surgery Center on Fair Avenue was charged Thursday with tampering with nearly 100 vials of fentanyl, an action that prompted a health scare and resulted in several patients being tested for the HIV virus and hepatitis. Karen Marie Feldner, 56, of Honesdale, who […]

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Boca X-ray tech accused of filling fraud weight loss pill scripts

Olivia Hitchcock Palm Beach Post Staff Writer 11:13 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 Southern Palm Beach County   BOCA RATON A former X-ray technician at a Boca Raton urgent care center faces multiple fraud charges after reportedly writing himself prescriptions for weight loss pills and oxycodone. Sean Estes, 35, of Lauderhill, admitted to repeatedly prescribing himself […]

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Cases involving alleged drug theft at VA health facilities

By Associated Press February 20 Government data obtained by The Associated Press show that incidents of drug loss or theft at federal hospitals have jumped nearly tenfold since 2009 to 2,457 last year, spurred by widespread opioid abuse in the U.S. Federal authorities report that doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff — mostly in the Department […]

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Nurse accused of stealing Mariners Hospital prescription pad, forging doctor’s signature

Deputies say Heather Born filled Percocet prescriptions using doctor’s signature By Peter Burke – Local10.com Managing Editor Posted: 11:14 AM, July 26, 2016 KEY LARGO, Fla. – A nurse at a Florida Keys hospital was arrested Monday after she stole a prescription pad, forged an emergency room doctor’s signature and filled the prescriptions at an […]

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