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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Florida Hospital Oceanside director arrested on drug charges

Arrest comes after 2-year DEA investigation By Adrienne Cutway – Web Editor Posted: 4:57 PM, February 08, 2017Updated: 4:57 PM, February 08, 2017 ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – The executive director of Florida Hospital Oceanside is accused of using fraudulent information to obtain narcotics, including the highly addictive pain killer hydrocodone, according to the Drug Enforcement […]

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UK nurse created fake patient names to steal painkillers, indictment says

BY GREG KOCHER gkocher1@herald-leader.com A former University of Kentucky Hospital nurse is accused of stealing the painkiller fentanyl from the hospital by creating fake patient names, according to a Fayette County grand jury indictment. Richard L. Edwards, 36, of Lexington was indicted Monday on 22 counts of criminal falsification of medical records and one count […]

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