Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Drug patch stolen from senior's arm

I would suspect that the patch in question contained fentanyl. I'm pretty sure it's the only narcotic transdermal patch on the market. It's kind of scary, but I'm also surprised that this hasn't happened before (that I can recall).

From UPI:
Canadian police in the northern Ontario city of Thunder Bay were investigating the theft of a prescription patch from a man's arm in a nursing home.

The Chronicle Herald reported the theft happened around 11 a.m. Sunday, when a woman entered the unidentified 65-year-old man's room at Roseview Manor and ripped off the patch.

Neither the facility nor police would say what medication
was in the patch, the newspaper said. ...more

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