Tech Gets Prison for Hepatitis-Contaminated Syringe Swapping

February 25, 2010

The New York Times is reporting today that former medical center surgical technician Kristen D. Parker has been sentenced to a 30-year prison term for swapping syringes filled with fentanyl intended for patients with used syringes whose needles were contaminated with the hepatitis C virus. As many as 18 patients at the Rose Medical Center in Colorado were infected, according to DNA analysis. To read the entire news item, CLICK HERE.