National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day October 26, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10am-2pm is another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. For information on where to take unused and unwanted medications you may call 1-800-882-9539 or go to: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ Before the previous take-back day in April 2013, I entered the following post: I regularly meet with and represent nurses before the Ohio Board … Continue reading National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day October 26, 2013

Taking medical “waste” for your own personal use is a felony

The Ohio Board of Nursing may discipline a nurse for a wide range of violations from falsification on an application, practicing outside of the scope of their license or chemical substance impairment that prevents the nurse from providing safe nursing care, just to name a few.  However, few violations are more egregious than taking medication from a patient … Continue reading Taking medical “waste” for your own personal use is a felony