Press Room

June 9, 2022

Meet the FDA Agent Who Busts Bad Docs

When most people imagine inspections from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), they might think of bureaucrats with clipboards scouring baby formula factories for unkempt equipment and rat droppings. But they probably don’t know that the FDA has another group of investigators who carry firearms and have the authority to arrest.
The Guardian
April 29, 2022

Fish on Drugs: Cocktail of Medications is “contaminating Ocean Food Chain”

Study in Florida finds ‘widespread’ traces of a total of 58 medications including heart drugs, opioids, antidepressants and antifungals in increasingly rare bonefish and their prey.
Pharmacy Times
March 3, 2022

Three Ways to Address Clinical Burnout and Healthcare Drug Diversion

While staffing challenges mean health leaders may have to shift priorities and resources, one area where we shouldn’t scale back is in our efforts to mitigate health care drug diversion.
Tampa Bay Times
February 28, 2022

Prescription Drugs are Contaminating Florida’s Marine Life, Researchers Find

A recent Florida International University study identified 58 different drugs in bonefish from South Florida’s coastal waters. A single fish had 16 drugs in its system.
February 24, 2022

Controlled Substance Waste: Concerns, Controversions, Solutions

Hospitals, clinics, and organizations using controlled substances must have policies and procedures in place for disposing of these substances and to avoid potential drug diversion as well as environmental pollution.
February 14, 2022

Pharmaceutical Pollution of the World’s Rivers

Despite growing evidence of the deleterious effects on ecological and human health, little is known regarding the global occurrence of pharmaceuticals in rivers.
American Nurse
August 5, 2021

Drug Diversion in Healthcare

Drug diversion is a serious matter. However, convincing nurses is challenging because the problem is substantially underestimated, undetected, and underreported, according to Kimberly New, BSN, RN, JD, a specialist in controlled substance security and regulatory compliance at Diversion Specialists in Chicago, Illinois. Common drug diversion outcomes include damaged careers, civil and criminal penalties, infectious disease outbreaks, severe patient harm, and even death.
September 1, 2020

Drug Diversion and Loss Prevention: A Changing Landscape

Two Chicago pharmacy technicians stole more than 56,000 tablets of hydrocodone—an opioid painkiller—over a 26-month period from 2015 to 2017. The technicians manipulated the pharmacy’s inventory system, falsifying records to make it look like the hydrocodone tablets either had not been received from the distributor or had already been dispensed to patients.
Pharmacy Times
July 15, 2020

The addiction crisis in America’s Hospitals: Clinical Drug Diversion

Health care compliance analytics can be used to roll out institution-wide training and education programs to deter sloppy or nefarious behavior related to controlled substances.