A nursing aide is convicted of sucking medication from a patient’s pain patch. “According to the attorney general’s office, Oglesbee was working as a nursing assistant at Moran Manor Nursing Home in Westernport on Oct. 15, 2004. A patient in her care had been prescribed a 72-hour transdermal pain patch. The day after the patch was applied, Oglesbee removed it, stuck a pin in the patch and sucked out the medication, authorities said.” (via FARK.com)

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  • beajerry

    How desperate do you have to be? And what’s the next step? Digging out someone’s suppository and eating it?

  • Epicurus

    I think the next step is when you dive into the worst toilet in Scotland, chasing said suppository.

  • Anonymous

    You can bet that this winter if the avian flu comes around Nursing home employees will be stealing the residents Tamiflu and Amantadine. You can thank the lawyers for this one because it’s their fault there will be no vacccine when people start dropping like flies.

  • Anonymous

    Please explain to us all how lawsuits are responsible for a lack of vaccines. Do tell how many vaccine related lawsuits there are, based on your exhaustive study of the issue. Were lawsuits responsible last year when the British producer of the flu vaccine had significant quality control problems?

  • Anonymous

    I’m not Anon 11:19 but I would like to respond to Anon 1:20.

    The following link will show you how many lawsuits and how much has been paid ($666 million since 1988).

    http://www.freemarketnews.com/WorldNews.asp?nid=1346

    Four or five years ago my clinic could not get any tetanus shots and it used to cost $5 a shot(wholesale) and now it’s $18 to $20
    a shot wholesale because there’s only 1 major manufacturer.
    Lawsuits, cost of insurance and low profit margin are to blame, in my opinion.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Anon 1:20 you sound like CJD.
    Afraid to get a flogging,CJD?

  • Anonymous

    CJD, you should get into this vaccine lawsuits. $57.5 million was paid out last year to ‘victims’ and lawyers.

  • Vicki

    Back to the topic of the post…that’s just bizarre behavior. But, hey, when you’re addicted, you’ll get relief where you can find it. So someone else suffers as a result; does that count?

  • Anonymous

    Do you morons realize that what your link indicated was paid out was paid by the federal government through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program? That, according to the link one of you clowns posted (but didn’t read) only about 60-70 vaccine claims are paid on each year through the program? Considering the millions of vaccines given out, that’s a statistically insignificant number. Do you really think that 60-70 errors either in production or delivery aren’t made each year? Be serious.

    “Lawsuits, cost of insurance and low profit margin are to blame, in my opinion.”

    The low profit margin is the only one to blame. This is because governments are the primary buyers. Nearly half of all childhood flu vaccines and all of elderly flu vaccines are paid for by the government. Medicare paid $18 per flu vaccine last year.

    As for lawsuits, there have only been 7 flu vaccine lawsuits since 1980. The defendant won 5.
    And I guarantee you have no idea how much of your premium is attributable to vaccine delivery. It’s likely ZERO, since claims are almost all paid by the fed.

    Seriously, educate yourselves before you type such nonsense. You only make yourself look silly.

    CJD

  • Anonymous

    Then how come this sodomite Suggs, the President of the American Trial Lawyers Association, spends so much time vehemently defending the right of Trial Lawyers to sue Vaccine Manufacturers? How come most Defense and Aerospace manufacturers make ALL their money through government contracts but they’re not going out of business? CJD, you’re so full of shit I start smelling fresh manure when I read one of your posts.

  • kateykakes

    Damn, hard to keep up w/ all you anon’s.

  • Anonymous

    “Then how come this sodomite Suggs, the President of the American Trial Lawyers Association, spends so much time vehemently defending the right of Trial Lawyers to sue Vaccine Manufacturers?”

    I think what you’re referring to may be that provision in one of the Homeland Security bills to give Eli Lilly IMMUNITY. Is that what you’re talking about?

    “How come most Defense and Aerospace manufacturers make ALL their money through government contracts but they’re not going out of business?”

    You’re so simple it hurts me. You can’t be serious with this question. Please, please tell me you’re not.