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Prescription Drug Abuse Tough To Erase

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August 29, 2014 — More than five percent of Hoosiers have abused prescription drugs. The data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows it’s a growing problem… particularly among healthcare workers. The term used to describe it is ‘healthcare drug diversion.’ It occurs when hospital workers steal medications from a facility.

As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Barbara Harrington reports, loopholes in the law are making it difficult for law enforcement and hospitals to combat the problem.

 

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