Paramedic May Have Affected 57 Patients by Tampering Drugs
A Boston paramedic who is believed to have tampered with injectable medications may have exposed 57 people to blood-borne illnesses in 2011 when they were treated and transported by city ambulance.
The Boston Globe reports that the paramedic is thought to have tampered with vials of painkillers and sedatives including lorazepam, midazolam, and morphine. Whether the paramedic carried any infectious disease is not established to date. It is also not known how the individual may have tampered with these medications.
The suspected victims are being offered medical check-ups to determine exposure to any illness. Out of the 64 people who may have been exposed, seven died shortly after being transported by Boston Emergency Medical Services. However, health officials believe these deaths were not to be related to the suspected medication tampering but were due to their “initial catastrophic injury or medical event,” reports theBoston Globe.
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