Jefferson Medical Center fires pharmacy tech for switching meds
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A Jefferson Regional Medical Center pharmacy technician has been fired after hospital officials discovered the technician had been substituting a non-narcotic medication for Oxycodone.
Hospital officials said about 360 patients treated at the hospital between June and October may have received the substituted medication, but they said today they are not aware that the substitution resulted in any adverse reactions or side effects. Hospital officials immediately contacted the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the state attorney general's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency when they discovered what the technician had done.
The hospital is notifying all of the patients who might have been affected, as well as their physicians. Patients who have questions may call their patient information center, 412-267-6006, or email PatientCareInfo@JeffersonRegional.com.
First Published November 14, 2012 11:27 am