A recent study has revealed over 100,000 medical have problems with prescription drug abuse. The problem with any doctor, nurse, pharmacist or technician abusing such medications is quite obviously that it can lead to patient injury or medical malpractice.
Medical professional negligence and narcotic abuse in hospitals is becoming a major cause for concern today. One hospital tested 8,000 patients for hepatitis after staff found a technician injecting himself with syringes filled with pain medication. He then refilled those same used syringes with saline and administered it to patients. The total number of affected patients is unknown; however, 46 patients have so far been diagnosed with hepatitis. These patients depended on the hospital to ensure their safety. Instead, a negligent technician left them worse off.