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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
NH House passes drug testing bill inspired by hepatitis C outbreak
The bill, which now goes to the Senate, would require hospitals to test employees for drugs if there was a reasonable suspicion of drug use. It was inspired by the case of David Kwiatkowski (kwiht-KOW'-skee), who was sentenced in December to 39 years in prison after admitting he stole painkillers from the hospital and replaced them with saline-filled syringes tainted with his blood.