University Of Utah Health Sciences Center Addresses Narcotics Diversion; ValiMed System Meets JCAHO And ASHP Standards By Validating Return Of Controlled Substances From The Operating Room

ROCKVILLE, Md. & SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2005--Narcotic drug diversion is a long-standing problem for healthcare organizations. Many studies find that between five and 10 percent of anesthesiologists, nurses, and pharmacists have used this class of medications illegally. By substituting saline or water, narcotics-abusing clinicians had an undetectable source of drugs that compromised patient safety.

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