HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Prescription drug abuse is rampant throughout Virginia.
It affects all walks of life – including those in the medical profession.
News 3 dug through dozens and dozens of cases from the area where nurses and other medical professionals were caught abusing drugs and getting into trouble.
“As a nurse, I had an unlimited supply of medication right there,” said one nurse who did not want to be identified.
She said a personal injury caused her to take prescription medication.
Weeks turned into months and months turned into a terrible addiction, she said.
“I could no longer get the medications from the physician, I began to take them from work,” she said, “I would do anything that included stealing from patients I was entrusted to care for,” she said.
A New 3 investigation looks into the problem of prescription drug abuse and how one hospital works to prevent drugs from being taken from their facility.
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