DEA Investigating UT Southwestern After Nurses' Overdose Deaths

Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating UT Southwestern Medical Center after The Dallas Morning News reported on the deaths of two nurses inside hospital restrooms. Both had overdosed on fentanyl, a potent painkiller used in hospitals. UT Southwestern declined to comment on the investigation and said it has recently improved how it tracks powerful medications.The News confirmed the investigation by seeking documents from UT Southwestern regarding the deaths. The university notified federal authorities of the request, saying the records included correspondence with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and a federal prosecutor. The DEA and the U.S. attorney’s office in Dallas declined to confirm or deny the probe.  Continue reading...

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