A man is accused stealing hundreds of pain pills from various patients at a Minneapolis facility and selling them for financial profit, according to charges filed Friday by the Minnesota Department of Health.
A hospital worker at a Grand Marais nursing home is accused of taking drugs from patients and from garbage cans at the facility, according to charges filed Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Della Rae Thalin pleaded guilty to one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. She was charged Aug. 22.
Top health officials in Minnesota are taking new steps to address a longstanding problem: the theft of drugs in hospitals and nursing homes.
A 54-year-old woman who previously worked at an assisted living facility in Burnsville pleaded guilty to taking narcotics from patients on Tuesday in St. Paul Federal Court.
An attorney for a Minnesota nurse accused of stealing painkillers from a patient before surgery says his client is being made a “scapegoat” by the hospital.