Sadly, we hear too many reports of nursing home abuse and mistreatment of elderly patients. But did you know that nursing homes are also susceptible to narcotics theft? An interesting post of Medical Malpractice Lawyers.com reported that:
“A certified medication aide at a Texas nursing home who had worked at the nursing home since December, 2010 has been charged with stealing medications intended for nursing home patients and giving them to her common-law husband to sell. It is alleged that the woman would document in the nursing home residents’ medical records that the residents were given their prescribed and their over-the-counter medications but that the aide would take the medications home with her. A search of her home reportedly found large quantities of alprazolam, lorazepam, methadone, morphine, methylphenidate, and hydromorphone.”
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