Health care providers narcotic abuse decreases quality of care

A USA TODAY review of state and federal records in recent years showed that over 100,000 physicians and health care practitioners across the country were in the habit of abusing prescription drugs, thereby directly or indirectly endangering the lives of people in their care.

Commonly abused prescription drugs include narcotics such as oxycodone and fentanyl. These drugs pose significant risks to hundreds of thousands of people in the country.

Around 8,000 people in eight states had to undergo hepatitis tests after hospital assistant, David Kwiatkowski was caught injecting himself with patients’ pain medicine and, afterward, refilling their syringes with saline. Because of his recklessness, forty-six people were infected.

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