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Fentanyl Addict May Have Infectecd thousands with Hepatitis C

Updated on July 19, 2009

Surgical Tech Exchanging needles

Kristen Diane Parker has been arrested and faced federal charges of tampering with a consumer product, creating a counterfeit controlled substance and obtaining a controlled substance by deception.

Even though Kristen knew that she was infected with Hepatitis C she would exchange syringes of saline in her pocket and then replace them with the syringes of Fentanyl, so shoot up while at work in the bathroom and then hide that needle to fill with saline again to repeat it.

Kristen was a confessed heron user and believes that is when she may have been infected. When she was tested before her employment began at three different places they were positive at one. While working at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado she tested positive for hepatitis C before she started. Kristen stated that they did not make that clear to her. She did work at Rose Medical Center from  October 2008 to April 2009 .  There are currently 10 patients that has tested positive for Hepatitis C at this Center.  Close to five Thousand other patients have been alerted and urged  to come get free Hepatitis C testing.

she just kept right on and on......

From October 8, 2007 and February 28, 2008, 2008 patients had surgery at the Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York and Christus St. John Hospital outside Houston, Texas. These patients are also urged to be tested for Hepatitis C and seek medical attention immediately.

Hepatitis C is not curable. It is a blood-borne disease that can cause serious liver problems including liver caner and cirrhosis.


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      Useful Knowledge 8 years ago

      This is really a shame. When you sign up to be a nurse, you are suppose to care about the life of others. Apparently, this lady cares for no one.

      You always take a chance when you are hospitalized of coming out with a bigger problem that you came in with. This is a fine example of that. I really feel for the victims in this incident.

      Great hub!

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      amadavit 8 years ago from Cairns Far North Queensland, Australia

      I always find news like this provokes mixed feelings...sadness for the victim of the drug itself and for her subsequent victims, and resentment about the injustice to those people hurt by such unawareness and lack of caring.

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      I am always the bearer of bad news huh? She was def. sick.



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      advisor4qb 8 years ago from On New Footing

      Some things just never cease to amaze me. Scary stuff!