News headlines are filled with stories of how addiction to prescription painkillers have led to thefts committed across the nation’s hospitals and clinics. However, the prescription painkiller addiction crisis does not exist just outside the domain of the long-term care industry. As the nation’s addiction epidemic continues to churn, the problem is creeping ever closer to home.
For example, in 2016, an Alabama nurse at a nursing home and rehabilitation facility in DeKalb County, was arrested amid allegations that she stole about 90 hydrocodone pills. The woman hid her alleged crime by claiming she administered the drug to residents in higher doses than other nurses and failing to document actually administering the medication. A routine audit of the facility's drugs found the discrepancy.
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