Items Tagged ‘drug theft’

March 19, 2016

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich

Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Editor, Karl Oestreich;  Assistant Editor: Carmen Zwicker   ESPN Latest studies: Brain disease from contact sports more common by […]

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April 3, 2013

Rochester lawmakers look to crack down on hospital drug thieves

By Logan Lafferty

A hospital worker secretly steals a patient’s pain medication and replaces the contaminated syringe with saline solution, exposing the patient to a potentially deadly virus, such as hepatitis C. It’s a problem that is becoming all too common, according to Dr. Keith Berge, chairman of Mayo Clinic’s Drug Diversion Prevention Committee…It’s cases like this that […]

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April 19, 2012

Hospital Drug Theft Doubles from 2005


Drug thefts double at state hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report put together by a health official and law enforcement group. The Controlled Substance Diversion Coalition says drug thefts have increased from 24 in 2005 to 52 in 2010. Hospitals already have several preventative measures in place, with officials at Mayo Clinic Health […]

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