Drug Diversion: Employee Replaced Opioid Syringes with Water, Patients Suffered

October 17, 2018 | Strategic Insights for Health System


A Buffalo, New York, hospital confirmed that a former hospital removed narcotics from syringes and replaced them with water earlier this year, according to a September 27, 2018, article from WIVB. Several patients developed infections as a result of these actions, the hospital's chief medical officer said in the article. All the patients were treated with antibiotics and no deaths were reported as a result of the incident.

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