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Drug disappearances at VA hospitals investigated

March 6, 2017

The sharp increase in drug thefts at Veterans Affairs hospitals is being probed by federal investigators, according to an article on the Campus Safety website.

Government data has shown VA drugs losses rose tenfold between 2009 and 2015.

In many of those cases drug supplies, including opioids, were stolen by doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff who took advantage of insufficient drug tracking procedures at the hospitals.

VA officials have acknowledged the inspection problems and said they are requiring hospitals to comply with inspection procedures, improving staff training and developing plans for drug tracking improvements.

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