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"Drug Dealer" Disguised as Nurse

"Drug Dealer" Disguised as Nurse

Have you ever abused prescription medication? Have you taken pills that were prescribed for somebody else? Have you heard the troubling fact that one in 10 Americans has taken drugs that were originally prescribed for someone else? A shocking news story coming out of Buffalo, NY, outlines a director of nursing who law enforcement say was really a "drug dealer." She was the director of nursing at a long-term care facility at the Sisters of Charity Hospital, and police say she was making $60,000 a year in her trade of abused medications.

She "now stands accused of not being a healer but instead of being a drug dealer," said U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. She allegedly sold hydrocodone, fentanyl, and alprazolam to an undercover agent who was investigating the loss of prescription drugs at the long-term care facility. And though it seems like nurses, who are figures of authority, should be above temptation, the fact is that the lure of illegal drug money can prove hard to resist for anyone-even people who should know better. This one nurse is now facing criminal charges and potentially jail time.

Have you ever experimented with prescription medications? Have you ever gotten high with pills? Authorities say its a problem that's simply exploding. In fact, abuse of prescription medications like Vicodin and Percocet is growing at a much faster rate than the rate of drug abuse of street drugs (like meth, cocaine, PCP, Molly, heroin, and marijuana). But the good news is there's always hope. The right program of treatment can help you get clean and reclaim your life from drug addiction. Call Retreat at Lancaster County to learn more, or to arrange transportation from Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, or anywhere in OH, PA, NJ, NY, MD, or DE..

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