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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NH House passes drug testing bill inspired by hepatitis C outbreak

CONCORD, New Hampshire — The New Hampshire House has passed a drug testing bill inspired by the hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital.

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.


1 comment:

  1. Normally I am against drug testing, but given these times of rampant drug abuse and the readily available drugs in hospitals for employees, it may not be such a bad idea.