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1 year 1 month ago

Drugs going missing in local hospitals

August 2009 was a terrifying time for the 5,000 patients who went through surgery at Rose Medical Center in Denver and the 12,000 patients who went through the Audubon Surgery Center in Colorado Springs. Former surgery technician Kristin Parker stole the painkiller fentanyl from patients, injected herself with the drug,...

4 years 2 months ago

Judge rejects plea deal for Parker

A federal judge in Denver has rejected a plea agreement for a drug-addicted surgery technician who infected three dozen people with hepatitis C. Kristen Diane Parker accepted a plea agreement in September that stipulated a 20-year prison sentence. She admitted stealing syringes filled with a painkiller from operating carts at...

4 years 2 months ago

Surgery tech with hepatitis C to be sentenced

Some of the three dozen people infected with hepatitis C by a drug-addicted surgery technician's dirty syringes plan to speak at her sentencing hearing in federal court. Kristen Diane Parker is expected to be sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison. Parker, who has hepatitis C, admitted stealing syringes...

4 years 5 months ago

Hundreds may still be untested for hepatitis C

Hundreds of people who may have been exposed to hepatitis C through dirty syringes may not have been tested for the disease yet. A surgery technician with hepatitis C, Kristen Parker, pleaded guilty last month to stealing the painkiller fentanyl and then refilling the contaminated needles with saline solution. Hospitals...

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