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How do you avoid Drug Diversion?

Reducing the risk of drug diversion in your facility requires not just knowledge of the problem, but the right tools and procedures that contribute to a safer drug disposal program in your facility.

According to the US Department of Justice National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC), costs of drug diversion incidents affecting not only private medical insurers but to the public amounts to more than $72 billion a year.

The potential for drug diversion by healthcare professionals increased during 2020 due to the stress of caring for COVID-19 patients in isolation scenarios, leading to the increased risk of seeking coping mechanisms through drug diversion. According to research, the increased influx of controlled substances to care for patients on ventilators requiring morphine, fentanyl, and/or codeine also increased access to those substances by healthcare professionals. Read more >

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