Morphine

Nursing home liable in overdose death of employee, lawsuit claims

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A California nursing home owner should be held liable in the drug overdose death of its long-time dietary supervisor because it failed to properly supervise the destruction of narcotics or maintain logs required by law, according to a lawsuit filed last week.

LTC nurse could face 4 years in prison for alleged morphine mistake, cover-up

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A nurse has been indicted for allegedly administering morphine to a nursing home resident by mistake and covering up her error while the resident experienced a health emergency, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday.

Providers face severe drug shortages of heart attack, pain and cancer drugs

Physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers are facing unprecedented drug shortages, forcing provider pharmacies to ration remaining supplies for drugs used for heart attacks, severe pain, cancer and infections.

State, federal pain policies hurt

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A lot of Americans suffer from chronic pain. This group includes many nursing home residents. Which is why some new developments on the pain front are encouraging.