MDH: Forest Lake Birchwood Health Care Center Nursing Home Staffer Stole Patient’s Oxycodone

FOREST LAKE, Minn. – A nursing home staffer has been fired from a Forest Lake, Minn. facility for stealing nearly two months’ worth of oxycodone from a resident.

According to a report from the Minnesota Department of Health, the staffer worked at Birchwood Health Care Center. The report says the staff member signed out 59 oxycodone pills in all over the two-month (more…)

Sheriff’s deputy accused of narcotics theft – San Francisco Chronicle

PINE CITY, Minn. (AP) — A Pine County sheriff’s deputy is charged with stealing prescription drugs while on duty.

A criminal complaint charges Justin Stoddard with seven criminal counts, including theft of a controlled substance and misconduct. The complaint says the 27-year-old deputy took prescribed oxycodone from a Hinckley residence in September while investigating a custody dispute.

The deputy is also accused of (more…)

Investigation chronicles Minnesota Wild Boogaard’s prescription drug addiction – KARE

MINNEAPOLIS – More than a year after his death.. new details are being released about former Minnesota Wild player Derek Boogaard and his battles with pain and addiction.

The New York Times reports that in his final three seasons playing in the National Hockey League, before dying last year at 28 of an accidental overdose of narcotic painkillers and alcohol, Boogaard received more than (more…)