Fletcher Allen Health Care Nurse Steals Narcotics

The Fletcher Allen Health Care center is one of the largest hospitals in Vermont.

One day, during a normal shift, a nurse noticed that narcotics has been dispensed from the automatic machine, supposedly on behalf of a maternity ward patient. The patient, of course, had never had the medication.

Investigations led to the discovery that Traci Hull, an RN, had been stealing narcotics. The drugs she took included oxycodone, hydromorphine, and morphine. She has been charged with felony level prescription drug fraud, but has pled not guilty.

Rules, regulations, and hospital procedures around the country have made drug theft less appealing than ever for hospital employees – but it does still happen. Unfortunately, in this case, it’s now easier to identify.

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