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.