Business News: Report Sheds Light on Health Care’s ‘Hidden’ Epidemic, Hospital Drug Diversion, its Role in the Opioid Crisis

Business News: Report Sheds Light on Health Care’s ‘Hidden’ Epidemic, Hospital Drug Diversion, its Role in the Opioid Crisis

FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ (STL.News) – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today released a new report based on an independent national survey that examines drug diversion in U.S. hospitals, an underreported contributor to the opioid epidemic.

Hospital drug diversion, when a health care worker “diverts” opiates or other controlled substances away from patients for personal use or sale, remains a significant challenge that is largely underdiscussed. 

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