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2011

Owatonna Care Center Messes Up Medications

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The Star Tribune reports that a resident of an Owatonna nursing home deprived its resident of crucial anxiety drug (lorazepam) for 10 days.  Then the nursing home gave the resident 10 times the prescribed dosage.  The resident died the next day. According to an investigation by the Minnesota Department of Health, the resident’s family members said that…

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Another Minnesota Nursing Home Employee Steals Patients’ Pain Medication

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The Minnesota Department of Health has just reported yet another nursing home employee who stole patients’ Fentanyl narcotic pain patches.  The multiple residents are patients at the Cook County Northshore Care Center in Grand Marais.  According to the report, the nursing home’s administrative staff  knew that the Fentanyl pain medication…

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