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The federal government estimates one in 10 healthcare workers experience substance use disorder. There is rising concern that medical professionals are stealing powerful opioid pain medications meant for their patients. Kaz Fantone/NPR hide caption

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Some Health Workers Suffering From Addiction Steal Drugs Meant For Patients

The Drug Enforcement Agency relies on hospitals to identify nurses and doctors who misuse drugs such as morphine and fentanyl. But "only a fraction of those who are diverting drugs are ever caught."

The federal government estimates one in 10 healthcare workers experience substance use disorder. There is rising concern that medical professionals are stealing powerful opioid pain medications meant for their patients. Kaz Fantone/NPR hide caption

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Some Health Workers Suffering From Addiction Steal Drugs Meant For Patients

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N.J. Officials Say Trump Fundraiser Put Lives At Risk, But Attendees Appear Unworried

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