How Theft Ring Stole Millions of Drugs From Emory

March 102016How Theft Ring Stole Millions of Drugs From Emory


Emory University Hospital Midtown faces sanctions after investigators uncovered a criminal scheme in which employees used its pharmacy to order more than a million doses of addictive prescription drugs for illegal use.

For five years, two pharmacy technicians secretly ordered controlled substances from Emory Midtown's wholesaler and sent the hospital the bills. As drug diversion remains a large risk to providers across the nation, hospitals across the nation have engaged external reviews to assess their drug diversion prevention effectiveness.

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