Nursing Home Investigated Following Disappearance of Pain Medications

Police have launched a criminal investigation at one nursing home where medications have been going missing. Three employees have been fired in connection with the missing medications but no arrests have been made.

Nursing home officials said that dangerous drugs like Xanax and Hydrocodone disappeared from medication carts inside the nursing home. The only individuals with access to the cart were employees of the facility. The missing medications were first discovered when management noticed numbers weren't adding up on the daily pill counts, according to nursing home officials.

Members of a drug task force in the community, formed just two months ago, said they aren't surprised that nursing homes are the new target for thieves. Three employees were fired for not logging the administration of medications, but the sheriff's office is still looking for the missing pills and says arrests are still possible. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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