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Drug Diversion in Healthcare Facilities [Infographic]

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Drug diversion incidents are increasing at an alarming rate. With numbers higher than ever before, people still believe that it could never happen within their facility. Choosing to ignore the issue can put both your patients and facility at risk.

The question is not “if” it will happen in your facility, but “when”. Outside companies have made strides to tackle this epidemic by providing health facilities with pharmacy automation solutions. These solutions make it more difficult for surgical technicians and radiology technologists to divert medications. Still, many healthcare facilities are not opting for these solutions. Below is an infographic from Drug Diversion Central by Omnicell that addresses the risks of drug diversion.

Infographic made by the team at Omnicell

While it would be most unfortunate to acquire a life threatening disease from someone who is in healthcare profession, the punishment is also very severe for such cases. Most important thing is to be aware of such consequences and act cautiously. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below and share this post with all your friends.

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